Devin Booker remains optimistic that the Phoenix Suns are moving in the right direction long-term. The Suns had been straddling the line between rebuilding and trying to compete in the short-term but they've now fully embraced their rebuild.

"It's tough, because with the young team, we put so much work in out here," said Booker. "People don't realize how talented the NBA is. So if you don't have a lot of experience in this league it's hard to be a good team. People are saying, "What are the Suns doing?" and this and that."

"For us, we have to keep developing, and we know that. We have a really good young core that is competing against grown men. The Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, teams that have been together for five, 10-plus years. So I think we're right on track, honestly. In a few years with the experience that we have, with the young core that we have, we'll be in a good spot.