Locked on Suns-logo

Locked on Suns

Sports & Recreation Podcasts >

Kellan Olson and former NBA player Eddie House take you inside the Suns and the NBA every day with Locked on Suns part of the Locked on Podcast Network, your team every day. #suns #nba #phoenix

Kellan Olson and former NBA player Eddie House take you inside the Suns and the NBA every day with Locked on Suns part of the Locked on Podcast Network, your team every day. #suns #nba #phoenix
More Information


United States


Kellan Olson and former NBA player Eddie House take you inside the Suns and the NBA every day with Locked on Suns part of the Locked on Podcast Network, your team every day. #suns #nba #phoenix




LOCKED ON SUNS 6/20/18: Twitter mailbag previewing the draft

On today’s episode, we dove into the mailbag on Twitter and came out with several great questions from listeners about Thursday’s NBA Draft. Conversation ranged from trade possibilities at No. 4 or No. 12 to get a guard such as Luka Doncic or Trae Young, to other options such as Michael Porter and Aaron Holiday. It seems like the Suns will be right in the thick of things on draft night, and we could see some fireworks at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/19/18: 2018 NBA Mock Draft, Part 2

On today’s episode, we finish up our 2018 NBA Mock Draft with picks 16-31, which includes a Suns selection as well as a trade of the No. 31 pick. Listen in to find out how things line up for the Suns. Elsewhere, Washington capitalizes on a trade in part one to come away with two first-round rookies to bolster their expensive roster. In addition, the Celtics, Sixers and Warriors grab guys they hope will provide depth for their championship contenders. Learn more about your ad choices....


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/18/18: 2018 NBA Mock Draft, Part 1

On today’s episode we break into an in-depth NBA mock draft, charting the first 15 picks, including two trades at the tail-end of the episode. There’s no surprises at No. 1, but things get interesting when the Bulls pick, and the Suns face an interesting trade possibility when the Hornets come to the plate at 11. Things wrap up with a pick swap between Atlanta and Washington at 15, which prevents the Suns from getting their point guard of the future in Collin Sexton. Learn more about your...


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/15/18: Jackson Hoy of The Stepien on Kawhi Leonard, 2018 Draft prospects and possible trade up options

On today’s episode, we recapped the latest in the Kawhi Leonard saga alongside NBA Draft coverage. With Kawhi officially wanting out, how should the Suns maneuver this situation? Should they be aggressive and inquire about him or maybe try to help facilitate it to bring back another young asset? Jackson weighs in, and where he believes is the favorite for Leonard’s services. Then, we dive in on some more prospects and how they might fit in with the Suns. Donte DiVincenzo, Kevin Knox,...


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/14/18: Realistic draft-day trades

On today’s episode, we recap some of the latest rumblings before diving into seven trades the Suns could make on draft night. First, we discuss whether there is any weight to the idea that the Suns are interested in pursuing Trae Young in a deal to trade back up into the lottery from No. 16. How would a team centered around Young and Deandre Ayton look? Then, those seven glorious trades, including a look at the Kevin Love situation and what it might take to get off of Brandon Knight’s...


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/13/18: Keeping up on draft news with Sporting News' Chris Stone

On today’s episode, we bring back Sporting News’ Chris Stone to discuss the latest in draft news, only eight days out from the 2018 NBA draft. Topics include Chris’ reaction to the Suns all but locking up their decision at No. 1 during last week’s Deandre Ayton workout, risers and fallers across the league, and Kevin Huerter’s injury. As always, we try and parse through how the changes affect the Suns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/8/18: Deandre Ayton breakdown with Ryan Kelapire of AZ Desert Swarm

On today’s show, AZ Desert Swarm’s Ryan Kelapire joins as we go further in-depth on Deandre Ayton. We broke down strengths and weaknesses of Ayton’s game alongside how he was to cover from a media point of view this past season. How does Ayton compare to other lottery talent to come out of Tucson? No surprise, but Ryan believes Ayton far and away trumps the likes of Aaron Gordon and Lauri Markkanen. Also, how about the U of A effect on ticket sales next season? With majority owner Robert...


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/6/18: Live from the Deandre Ayton workout

On today’s episode, we quickly break down everything we saw and heard at Deandre Ayton’s post-draft workout press conference. Both Ayton and general manager Ryan McDonough spoke to the media following the hour-long workout, and all but guaranteed Ayton will be the first name called June 21. We discuss exactly what that means for the rest of the draft, the Suns’ summer, and Luka Doncic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/4/18: News catch-up and Reddit mailbag

On today’s episode, we delve into the terrifying depths of r/Sunsto answer questions about the upcoming summer in a mailbag. Before that, we quickly address the reports that the Suns have hired both Joe Prunty and Corliss Williamsonas assistant coaches. Finally, we discuss everything from trade opportunities this summer, draft possibilities at Nos. 1, 16 and 31, and the Suns’ timeline to contention in the shadow of the Warriors’ dynasty. Thanks to r/Suns for the content this week. And...


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/1/18: European basketball reporter David Pick on Luka Doncic and scouting overseas

On today’s episode, Brendon brings in the European Woj, David Pick, to discuss Luka Doncic’s performance at the EuroLeague Final Fourin a wide-ranging conversation that stretches beyond just Doncic. Pick has been as close a source as any to Doncic throughout his journey since age 13 up to this point, now considered a contender to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft. He talks about Doncic’s development, the historic nature of his EuroLeague performance, and why the level of...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/30/18: Previewing the offseason with cap maestro Jeff Siegel

On today’s episode, Jeff Siegel, the propietor of Early Bird Rightsand a blogger across the internet, joins to preview the 2018 offseason from the Suns’ perspective. We discuss the Suns’ ability to operate above the cap by keeping Elfrid Payton’s cap hold on the books, guaranteeing the salaries of the young players on the roster, and keeping both Tyson Chandlerand Jared Dudley. Jeff elucidates how that would help them be more flexible in 2019. We also talk about the value around the...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/28/18: Scott Bordow and Kellan Olson discuss the No. 1 pick, plus a draft workout recap

On today’s two-part episode, we’re trying to keep track of all the angles of the Suns’ 2018 draft strategy. Part one features a conversation between Evan, Kellan Olson and Scott Bordow regarding the battle for the No. 1 pick. Kellan has been one of the loudest voices championing Doncic for the spot, while Scott has been reporting closely on the Suns’ leanings since the season ended. Part two features a breakdown of the four most interesting prospects at the Suns’ Monday workout—Anfernee...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/25/18: Suns host first predraft workout + going over Ryan McDonough's comments breaking down perceived weaknesses of Ayton and Doncic

On today's episode we were live from Talking Stick Resort Arena as we discussed the Suns' first predraft workout, which was headlined by SMU guard Shake Milton. We go over the workout itself and also quickly break down why Milton would be a great fit for the Suns, if he's still available at No. 31. Also, general manager Ryan McDonough spoke to the media today on plenty of topics but the Deandre Ayton vs. Luka Doncic debate made its way into it. After breaking down perceived weaknesses on...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/23/18: Talking all things draft with SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell

On today’s episode, Ricky O’Donnell of SB Nation joins us to talk about what he learned at the combine, why he favors Luka Doncic (and Jaren Jackson Jr.) over Deandre Ayton, and how he looks at the draft more broadly as an analyst. We start with a deep dive on Ayton, exploring how to build a successful team around someone so physically imposing and defensively challenged. Then we move on to what makes Doncic a more intriguing team basketball player and why his specific position might not...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/21/18: NBA Draft Combine Roundup

On today’s episode, we finish off the news from the weekend’s NBA DraftCombine in Chicago, and dive deep on a few players who stood out. From a Suns perspective, the versatile, athletic wings seem to be the starting point at each of their selections, with so many of those guys standing out in this class. The team reportedly spoke with several over the weekend, including Zhaire Smith, Troy Brown, Hamidou Dialloand Bruce Brown Jr. The list at No. 1 also may have expanded to include Jaren...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/19/18: FanTable on Deandre Ayton vs. Luka Doncic

On today’s episode of Locked On Suns, Evan went solo as he was joined by two knowledgable Suns in Max and David to discuss the biggest debate in recent memory: Deandre Ayton or Luka Doncic? All three of us watched Doncic against CSKA Moscow so we broke down what stood out during his 16 point, 7 rebound, and 2 assist outing in the EuroLeague Final Four. What are the main strengths and weaknesses to focus on for both prospects over the next month? Who fits better within their current...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/17/18: Draft news after Day 1 of the combine

On today’s episode, we take a break from the tireless internet debate over Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic to interpret comments from Ryan McDonough about how the team might attack the 2018 draft. With picks at 1, 16, 31 and 59, the Suns have an opportunity to move up, take multiple versatile rookies, or stash players overseas. In Chicago this week, the team’s decision-makers are gathering intel that will help them make draft decisions that could define #TheTimeline. We discuss a great...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/15/18: Immediate reaction to Suns winning NBA Draft Lottery

On today’s episode, we react live from Talking Stick Resort Arena following the Suns’ historic win on lottery night, securing the No. 1 overall pick. We also recruited Gerald Bourguet of Hoops Habit onto the podcast for his instant analysis. The Suns will pick first for the first time in franchise history, and after a moment of celebration, debate will surely begin over who the team should take with the top pick. We discuss where the Deandre Ayton vs. Luka Doncic debate stands...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/14/18: Reactions from Igor Kokoskov’s introductory press conference and lottery preview

On today’s episode, we give our impressions of new Suns coach Igor Kokoskov based on his introductory press conference today at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Attending the event in person, we got to hear a lot from Kokoskov, Ryan McDonough and James Jones about their vision for the team moving forward and how Kokoskov’s ingenuity and work ethic can help build that in Phoenix. All three Suns decision-makers also referred often to the prospect of significant roster overhaul this summer,...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/11/18: Jackson Hoy of The Stepien returns

On today’s episode, Jackson Hoy of The Stepien joins to talk all things draft, and give his insight as to how the Suns should attack things come June. The show starts with a Luka Doncic update, reacting to his historic triple-double and our impressions of him over the course of the season. Then we talk about a guy Jackson has become higher on since the season wrapped up, Kevin Huerter of Maryland, who we also briefly discussed on the show earlier this week. Looking at the middle of the...