I agree with the first but not the second part. Book is not as good as a healthy Kawhi or Jimmy Butler yet. Teams will find a way to stop him with more success than the Clippers. KD is the more battle tested superstar among the two. With more games to gel with the team, and deep into the playoffs KD's value will shine through more. But they really complement each other well, with only so little time together. Once they organically integrated DA and CP3 into the equation, they'd have sufficient variety on offensive weapon to crush the opposing teams.I don't think this is accurate.
So far he has been 1-B on the Suns, but I fully expect over a longer period of time he will become 1-A. They just haven't figured it out yet.
I have no idea why you would not want him to be 1-A, because he is a more efficient scorer than - well almost anyone in history. Also, he was not the 1-B in Golden State - he was the 1-A.
What you don't seem to gather is we are in a very bad spot financially. In my opinion the roster we have currently is likely the best roster we will have with KD, Book and Ayton all on the same team. I really think this season might be the best chance this team has, it's arguable that familiarity of our starters may be more valuable than the bench, but KD and CP3 only get older next year and more fragile.
Bottom line, I really don't like the deal that we made at this point, because thus far this team does not look like it is good enough to win, and I don't think it gets any better in the next 2-3 years.
In this playoffs, the league stopped calling foul on each body contact the off. player initiates on their drives to basket. This change actually shifts favor to midrange games which the Suns have the best players for. So, I'm optimistic about Suns' chance to get the first championship in franchise history now.