Devin Booker says the opposing Phoenix Suns have to start holding each other to account for an "embarrassing" Tuesday's loss to Brooklyn Nets.
Two days after beating Booker against the Grizzlies Buzzer-Beater, the Suns were blown out by the Nets battling for a 104-82 win, prompting viewers at the Talking Stick Resort Arena Home team to take off.
"It's shit, man," Booker told reporters. "We thought the last game would be our step forward, we definitely took a step back tonight, we did not protect the home court, came in here and left out in front of our fans, that's embarrassing."
"I think all good teams have this confidence and chemistry where they can meet each other and know that it is a better cause, for us, I do not think we have that right now, we are not kicking on the toes, we do not press ourselves, and I think that's what we have to do. "
It was the eighth defeat of the last nine games for the Suns, who lost sixteen or six points in their first ten games of the season in their first ten games. Booker said he did not blame the crowd for responding to the recent outbreak.
"I would do the same if I were up there," he said.
Booker, 22, when asked how Suns can improve, responded that he and his teammates "hold each other accountable and agree with each other."
"I think all the good teams have that confidence and chemistry where they can meet each other knowing it's for a better cause," Booker said. "For us, I do not think we have that now, we do not feel comfortable with each other, we do not kick each other, we do not push each other, and I think that's what we have to do."  The rookie center Deandre Ayton agreed with Booker and offered a solution to the problem.
"You know who you should yell at, you know who should not scream," Ayton told AZCentral.com. There are certain guys on the team – you curse them, you basically insult them – that's what makes them open, interrogate me, why, why not with me, some people, you have Say, "Come, man, let's go, let's go."
Having finished with the NBA's worst record last season, the Suns have left a dramatic turnover in their squad.
Phoenix Ayton picked Pick, striker Richaun Holmes, and 10th overall Mikal Bridges in separate deals with the '76s, signing veterans Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson, and Jamal Crawford over the last five months.
The first coach Sun's Igor Kokoskov admitted, "The focus of the team was not there, body language was not there," he said, trying to link the new mix of veterans to young stars like Booker and Ayton.
" We need aa ", Kokoskov said.