NBA superstars like Devin Booker are playing point guard.
Devin Booker had the ball and all five Golden State Warriors defenders on him with 75 seconds left in the Phoenix Suns' season opener.
He had experienced several similar scenarios. It was different.
After all, this Oct. 24 game was Booker's first since switching to point guard permanently.
The three-time All-Star had played that role for minutes and games before.The Suns' steady, pass-first pilot during Booker's most successful seasons, Chris Paul, was now on the other side.
Phoenix did not sign a point guard to replace Paul, who was traded to the Washington Wizards in the Bradley Beal blockbuster.
Booker is now a full-time floor general for an NBA title contender.
Chase Center hosted the Suns' first real test of their high-stakes experiment late in crunch time.
According to Booker, "Where a true point guard helps is late down the stretch in games," the week before the season.