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Solar Panel Ep. 80- Devin Booker Buying Summer League Drinks

Suns Summer League is fully underway and we break down the performances by virtually ever player. Also, Devin Booker locked in and the specificis of the contract. Trevor Ariza presser and if there's a chance the Suns bring back Tyler Ulis or Alan Williams. Listener question of the episode by Ammar AlKhayat on _____________________________________________________ Support the show -----> Find us on Facebook & Twitter @ Suns...


Suns Solar Panel Ep. 79- Goodbye Tyler Ulis, Hello Trevor Ariza

The PHX Suns initial Free Agency 24 hour period is in the books! The Suns signed Trevor Ariza. We'll discuss what that means for rotations and the rest of the roster. The Suns waived Tyler Ulis without talking to Devin Booker? What's the future of Davon Reed and Alan Williams? Their non-guaranteed contract dates are coming up. We are joined by Justin from the Fanning the Flames Podcast. Listener question of the episode by JT Seymore on...


Solar Panel Ep. 78- #TimeToRise

The draft came and went. The Suns picked up their prospects rounding out the core of the #TheTimeline. We discuss in depth DeAndre Ayton, Makil Bridges and Elie Okobo. What does this mean for the rest of the group? Esp TJ Warren, Shaq Harrison and Tyler Ulis? Thank you to Craig Hamil for the new Artwork on _____________________________________________________ Support the show -----> Find us on Facebook & Twitter @ Suns...


Suns Solar Panel Ep 77- How the Suns jump started the Timeline with Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges

Watch Dave, Tim and Greg talk about Deandre Ayton's fit with the Suns and then their LIVE reaction to the team acquiring Mikal Bridges to team with Devin Booker and Josh Jackson on the wing, giving the Suns another really good wing defender and shot maker (43% on threes at Villanova) around Ayton's inside gravity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Solar Panel Ep. 76- Trading for a Super Star ft. Rhett Reese

Rhett Reese (Deadpool, Zombie Land, Deadpool2) joins us to discuss the Suns upcoming draft. We also compare different trade packages teams can offer around the league to acquire Kawhi Leonard and if the Phoenix Suns have the assets to win the bidding war. Listener question of the episode by Ammar AlKhayat on _____________________________________________________ Support the show -----> Find us on Facebook & Twitter @ Suns...


Suns Solar Panel Ep. 65- The Coaching Search

On today's episode we start with a discussion of what to do with the 16th pick in this year's draft - whether the keep it, trade up, trade down or trade out, and what targets make sense for the Suns (hint: not Trae Young). And then for the second part we have a special guest from SacTown Royalty to talk about the top two picks in this year's draft, what Tony Xypteras thinks of Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic, how they feel about Bogdan Bogdanovic, and how similar our two sad sack franchises...


Solar Panel, ep. 74: Done Deal: Ayton will be a Phoenix Sun in 2 weeks

Dave and Greg discuss their reactions to the Deandre Ayton presser with the Phoenix Suns. What went right, what went wrong, and why the weekend workouts or road trips to Spain won't make a difference in the Suns decision making for the top pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Greg loves Ayton's swagger. Dave loves Ayton's hip and feet. Both are absolutely sure Ayton will struggle on defense, but that his offense and rebounding production will keep him out there in crunch time more than any other...


Suns Solar Panel Ep. 73- Veteran Point Guard Targets

We look at some names of Veteran Point Guards who are not free agents but could be on the move this summer. What is an appropriate trade package the Suns could acquire for the respective players? The #16 draft pick has one name surfacing ovcer and over, could he be our point guard of the future? And some other meaningless banter Listener question of the episode by Gabriel González on _____________________________________________________ Support the show...


Solar Panel Ep. 72- Going deep in on Luka Doncic

Aleksa Zlatic joins us from Serbia to give an international perspective into Luka Doncic. How does he compare to past European players (i.e. Darko/Bender etc)? Ryan McD says its likely the Suns keep their #1 pick- we discuss AND more draft talk Listener question of the episode by Warlord 1914 on _____________________________________________________ Support the show -----> Find us on Facebook & Twitter @ Suns Solar...


Suns Solar Panel Ep. 71- Doncic vs Ayton

Deandre Ayton vs. Luka Doncic with Cole Zwicker (@ColeZwicker) of The Stepien joins us to talk about Ayton, Doncic and a number of other high prospects on the board. How do they fit in PHX? What are their weaknesses and strengths? We go deep in on the draft on this episode. Support the show -----> Find us on Facebook & Twitter @ Suns Solar Panel Tim Tompkins (@RadioTimNBA), Dave King (@DaveKingNBA), Greg Esposito (@Espo) Learn more...


Solar Panel Ep. 70- Draft Lottery Instant Reaction

Hear our instant reactions to the Suns getting the number one overall pick. A bit of Ayton/Doncic talk. Joined by Kevin Rafuse of the Drive and Dish NBA podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Suns Solar Panel ep. 69- Draft Lottery

We're hosting a live Draft Lottery Facebook live show on Tuesday 5pm Arizona time, tune in! We talk draft lottery lucky charms, rip on a poorly written and sourced Clint Capela article. Talk some Suns cap briefly. And a few other things randomly thrown in! Listener question of the episode by Nathan Hand on _____________________________________________________ Support the show -----> Find us on Facebook & Twitter @ Suns...


Solar Panel Ep. 68: In Igor Kokoškov we trust?

The Suns finally made their coaching hire but who on the roster will this impact the most? Does Jay Triano get an opportunity to stay around? Does this mean the Suns have their eyes set on Luka Doncic? Booker already working with personal trainer. What other Suns players are in PHX working out already? Paul from Fanning the Flames Podcast sits in for Espo! Listener question of the episode by Kevin Dodson on...


Suns Solar Panel Ep. 67- The Coaching Search

-The Coaching Search- who's in and who's out! -Charles Barkleys comments on Robert Sarver. - AND we take a look at former Suns currently in the playoffs and how they're playing. Listener question of the episode by Diane Durand on _____________________________________________________ Support the show -----> Find us on Facebook & Twitter @ Suns Solar Panel Tim Tompkins (@RadioTimNBA), Dave King (@DaveKingNBA), Greg Esposito...


Solar Panel Ep. 66: Center Free Agency Class & Coaching Options

The 2018 free agent Center class and what options fit best with the Suns if they do and don't draft Ayton. Also- the coaching mill. A LOT of coaching rumors swirling around the valley lately. Cap situation. Listener question of the episode by Adam Petersen on _____________________________________________________ Support the show -----> Find us on Facebook & Twitter @ Suns Solar Panel Tim Tompkins (@RadioTimNBA), Dave King...


Suns Solar Panel Ep. 65- Power Forward Free Agency Class

We discuss the power forward free agency class and if that's the most likely position the Suns will target. Does that mean either Chriss or Bender won't be on this roster next year? Ayton vs Doncic (that'll probably come up for a while). Ryan McD's comments on finding a coach by end of April & a look at the reverse standings. Paul Bisceglia from the Fanning the Flames podcast fills in for Dave King. Tim Tompkins & Greg Esposito join. Add us on Social Media! Twitter & Facebook @ Suns...


Solar Panel Ep 64: Jason Kidd as the Suns next coach?

What options are available this summer at the small forward free agent position? Is Jason Kidd going to be the next Head Coach of the Suns? And a bit of draft talk to start the episode! Dave King (@DaveKingNBA) & Tim Tompkins (@RadioTimNBA) discuss! Espo is out this week Add us on social media! Facebook @ Suns Solar Panel Twitter @ Suns Solar Panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Suns Solar Panel Ep. 63- Free Agent Shooting Guard Class, draft & Len Comments

We discuss the free agent Shooting Guard Class and who fits best with Devin Booker, a quick look at the draft, Alex Lens comments about upcoming free agency and more! Don't forget to leave us an Itunes or Facebook review! CONNECT: Twitter- Dave King (@DaveKingNBA), Greg Esposito (@Espo), Tim Tompkins (@RadioTimNBA) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Suns Solar Panel Ep. 62- Point Guard Free Agent Class

What does the free agent market look like for the point guard position? Is Elfrid Payton our best option? Can we trust Ryan McD with a top 5 draft pick given his draft history at the top of the lottery? Oh and our reactions to the Dudley/Chriss/Rubio 'fight' Greg Esposito (@Espo), Dave King (@DaveKingNBA) and Tim Tompkins (@RadioTimNBA) discuss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Solar Panel Ep. 61- Trade, Extend, Release Bender, Chriss, Warren

Tim Tompkins and Dave King had to week off and rather than subjecting you to an hour of Greg Esposito talking to himself, we had Espo invite his old buddy Jared Cohen to the show. The two discuss: - Was Robert Sarver's stand when talking to the Arizona Republic an act or the real deal? - Do the Suns have more questions entering this offseason than they did last offseason? - Who should Suns fans be keeping an eye on in the NCAA tournament? - They play a round of Trade, Extend,...