That’s the message that general manager Ryan McDonough shared with Burns and Gambo on 98.7 Arizona Sports on Wednesday. It’s a big deal for the budding superstar who just turned 21-years-old this season.
ICYMI- @Suns GM Ryan McDonough joined us earlier today to discuss Devin Booker's 1st game back from injury & told us how much of a say Booker will have on the potential return of Jay Triano.— Burns and Gambo (@BurnsAndGambo) December 28, 2017
Full Interview: https://t.co/ta1oLejlDP
“He’ll have a say for sure,” McDonough said. “He’ll have a voice not only in that decision but in other key roster decisions as well, whether that be which free agents we go after, probably less so who we target in trades because that usually involves players going out on your end too, but which other players around the league we would like to acquire either via trade or free agency when their contract comes up.”
Among the biggest decisions the Suns will encounter in 2018 is the potential return of head coach Jay Triano. Triano has been serving in an interim capacity following the firing of Earl Watson after the third game of the season. The Suns are 13-20 under Triano.
“Ultimately we make those decisions, usually it comes down to what Robert (Sarver) and I decide with consulting with our group,” he said. “But he’ll certainly have a voice and we’ll make him a partner in our process.”
“I always talk to Devin around the draft as well,” McDonough said. “He’s a young guy who follows the college game closely so around pre-draft time we bring in players to work out. He and a lot of our young players are present at some of those workouts so we like getting their takes, especially Devin’s take.”
Devin Booker is good, and getting better. That’s something we can all agree on. As the Suns take another crack at obtaining some level of NBA relevancy, how big of a role do you think Booker should play?