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Ricky Rubio and Aron Baynes clash, Team USA is out - Sept. 13

9/13/2019
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New Phoenix Suns Ricky Rubio and Aron Baynes clashed as Spain beat Australia in the semifinals of the FIBA World Cup, while Team USA fell twice in a row.

Duration:00:31:38

Bill Simmons' Devin Booker tweet and Team USA is in trouble - Sept. 4

9/4/2019
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We unfortunately discuss Bill Simmons' distaste for no Devin Booker in the FIBA World Cup, analyze Ricky Rubio's performances so far and wonder if Team USA is in trouble after a near loss to Turkey.

Duration:00:38:52

Devin Booker is chillin' as Team USA preps for FIBA 2019

8/16/2019
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Should Devin Booker have played for USA Basketball? We discuss that, analyze Team USA and look ahead to the 2019 FIBA event.

Duration:00:31:26

The best and worst of the Suns' Ryan McDonough era

8/13/2019
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With the James Jones era now underway in full, we look back at Ryan McDonough's time with the Phoenix Suns, from the best (Devin Booker) to the worst (the Brandon Knight trade).

Duration:00:48:48

2019-20 NBA young core rankings

8/9/2019
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How good is the Phoenix Suns' young core? Kevin Zimmerman and Kellan Olson create their individual top 10 lists of NBA young cores of players under 25 years old.

Duration:00:48:46

A mailbag of Suns and NBA expectations - Aug. 6

8/6/2019
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We take Twitter questions about overachieving possibilities for the Phoenix Suns and the NBA as a whole.

Duration:00:46:23

A rambling on the new-look NBA - July 23

7/23/2019
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Much of the NBA landscape has changed. We talk the Suns' roster addition of Cheick Diallo and then dive into the Western Conference and NBA, team by team.

Duration:00:59:20

Kelly Oubre Jr. is back and the Suns' roster is nearly set - July 15

7/15/2019
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Kellan is back from Las Vegas, and Kelly Oubre Jr. is back after re-signing with the Phoenix Suns. With the roster nearly set for 2019-20, what is the outlook for Phoenix?

Duration:00:46:32

Josh Jackson is gone, Summer Suns tip after 'quake - July 8

7/8/2019
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Josh Jackson, De'Anthony Melton and two picks were traded for nada, and Kellan Olson updates us from Las Vegas about Jalen Lecque and an earthquake.

Duration:00:30:15

Finally, the Suns land a point guard in Ricky Rubio - June 30

6/30/2019
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Utah Jazz free agent Ricky Rubio agreed to a three-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, who finally got a starting-caliber point guard.

Duration:00:45:51

2019 Suns free agency preview - June 26

6/26/2019
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Kelly Oubre Jr.'s market, the D'Angelo Russell question and Patrick Beverley vs. the field are among the Phoenix Suns' questions heading into the NBA's free agency period.

Duration:00:41:13

One final rant about the Suns' 2019 NBA Draft - June 22

6/22/2019
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Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman (who is back from vacation) are still a bit riled up about the Phoenix Suns' NBA Draft a few days after the fact.

Duration:00:46:06

Instant reactions to a bad NBA Draft for Suns w/ Cole Zwicker - June 20

6/21/2019
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Kellan Olson is joined by Cole Zwicker to try and figure out what exactly the Suns see in Cameron Johnson as the No. 11 overall pick. They also discuss the trades made by the Suns, Ty Jerome and some other standouts in the draft.

Duration:00:36:27

Bickley & Marotta, Burns & Gambo look ahead to Suns offseason - June 17

6/17/2019
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Kellan Olson is joined by Dan Bickley and Vince Marotta of 98.7 FM's Bickley & Marotta to gauge where they are at on the Suns' current status and the franchise's offseason plans. Later in the episode, John Gambadoro and Dave Burns of 98.7 FM's Burns & Gambo stop by (15:45) to react to the Anthony Davis trade, get Gambo's latest intel on PG and who they would really like to see the Suns target in the draft.

Duration:00:32:44

NBA Draft expectations, Finals reactions - June 14

6/14/2019
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Kevin Zimmerman is off doing things in Spain so Kellan Olson grabbed Jordan Byrd at the Arizona Sports offices to discuss expectations for the draft less than a week away and reactions to the Toronto Raptors (!) being the basketball champions.

Duration:00:26:02

Suns could trade up, down or out of the NBA Draft - June 10

6/10/2019
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It wouldn't be shocking for the Phoenix Suns to investigate ways to get their guy in the 2019 NBA Draft by trading up. But if they don't like what's there at No. 6, trading down or out of are realistic options, too.

Duration:00:16:44

What should the Suns do at No. 6? - June 7

6/7/2019
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If the Phoenix Suns keep the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, who should they select under which scenarios? Jarrett Culver and Darius Garland could be off the table, while Coby White, De'Andre Hunter and others all have major question marks.

Duration:00:32:18

A wide-angle view of the Suns' offseason - June 6

6/6/2019
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What's a realistic expectation of a successful offseason for the Phoenix Suns? We talk NBA Draft and pick a reasonable free agent and trade option to improve the team.

Duration:00:36:08

Suns PG trades that may or may not exist - June 4

6/4/2019
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Kellan Olson gives the lowdown on the first set of NBA Draft workouts held by the Phoenix Suns, and Kevin Zimmerman is over talking about a point guard trade involving the No. 6 pick.

Duration:00:24:17

2019 offseason Suns wing reset - May 24

5/24/2019
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We rank Josh Jackson, Kelly Oubre, Mikal Bridges and T.J. Warren in a very scientific way.

Duration:00:34:21