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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
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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 6/17/19: Surveying the post-AD trade landscape of the draft with Kellan Olson

Kellan Olson, the Suns reporter over at Arizona Sports, jumps on the show to reset the draft’s top questions in the aftermath of the Anthony Davis trade. We look at what could happen with the fourth pick after it changes hands from Los Angeles to New Orleans, as well as what the Suns’ plan appears to be at No. 6. We also touch on the growing rumors of D’Angelo Russell being available in free agency as a result of Kyrie Irving heading to Brooklyn, and why the Suns would be smart to get...


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/14/19: Debating Jarrett Culver vs. Cam Reddish

We’re now less than one week away from the 2019 NBA Draft, which means Part III of our prospect debate series. On today’s episode, we break down Jarrett Culver and Cam Reddish’s biggest strengths and weaknesses in our usual deep dive format. Culver was the most improved player in college basketball this past season, expanding his game while also carrying a primary scorer usage rate. One of the most unique and safest prospects, Culver would be the Suns’ version of Caris LeVert as a secondary...


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/12/19: Debating De'Andre Hunter vs. Brandon Clarke

With the 2019 NBA Draft just eight days away, we dive deep into the positives and negatives surrounding De’Andre Hunter and Brandon Clarke, the two big men who are expected to be most heavily considered by Phoenix at No. 6. Hunter led his team to a title with 27 points in the national championship game this season, but his defense is the prize. He uses his length and strength to be an elite defensive forward, and will likely be capable of defending 1-5 in the NBA. Clarke is more of a...


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/11/19: Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated drops by to preview an already wild NBA Draft

As promised, when big things happen, check your Locked On Suns feeds for a BONUS EPISODE. As the Hawks make moves, it appears Jarrett Culver is in their sights, and Jeremy Woo, who added fuel to that fire in his latest mock draft at Sports Illustrated, joined the show to break it down. Woo, Sports Illustrated’s NBA draft analyst, explains why there is so much interest in Culver and what it could take to move up to draft him. Then, he explains why he believes Coby White is a solid...


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/10/19: Debating Darius Garland vs. Coby White

As we gear up for the draft, we finally unveil our detailed breakdowns of the six top players in contention for the Suns at No. 6. Throughout the week we will analyze two players per episode, and we begin today with the point guards, Darius Garland and Coby White. Garland is a sweet-shooting guard who suffered a meniscus tear in his fifth college game and brings questions about his size and playmaking. White’s size is deceptive, making him appealing in theory but limited as a freshman at...


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/7/19: Answering the draft's biggest questions with Chris Manning of Locked On Cavs

We’re now less than two weeks away from the 2019 NBA Draft, which means coverage is going to heat up even more until then. Chris Manning of Locked On Cavs joined the show to discuss plenty of draft-related questions. Following the Nets-Hawks trade, how does it impact the Cavaliers and Suns? For fans wanting Jarrett Culver on the Suns, Atlanta might be positioning themselves to leapfrog them with Cleveland. Who are the best options for the Cavaliers at No. 5? Whatever they end up doing will...


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/5/19: 2019 NBA Draft mailbag

Catch up on the latest draft news and our player evaluations in a jumbo mailbag episode. Thanks for all the great questions over @LockedOnPHXSuns on Twitter! We continue to build up our following and interaction over there and it makes for a better show. Today, we reach into the mailbag to dissect your questions on the NBA Draft. We discuss everything from the fit of guys like De’Andre Hunter, Jarrett Culver and Brandon Clarke to potential trade-up targets in the late first round, to...


LOCKED ON SUNS 6/3/19: News roundup on Julius Randle, the No. 6 pick, draft workouts

We begin by addressing John Gambadoro’s report on mutual interest between the Suns and Julius Randle, in addition to how the Suns are valuing the No. 6 pick. The reporting was compounded by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, who said the Suns have made it known to rival teams they are willing to move the sixth pick for the “right” veteran guard. Who could that be, with Lonzo Ball, Chris Paul and Mike Conley scratched off the list? Finally, we discuss the Suns’ first round of draft prospect workouts,...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/31/19: The challenges of falling to No. 6 with Chris Stone of Sporting News

We continue with our draft coverage by picking the brain of Chris Stone of Sporting News. We begin by discussing the value of analytics in evaluating NBA draft prospects and which numbers are predictive and helpful compared with other less useful statistics. Then, Chris gives his thoughts on players like Jarrett Culver, Coby White, Cam Reddish and Darius Garland who could be available at No. 6. Finally, the Suns’ options at No. 32 and who Chris would consider a “sleeper” this year, plus...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/29/19: Cole Zwicker of The Stepien on all things NBA Draft

Cole Zwicker of The Stepien joins the show to break down the 2019 draft from the Suns’ perspective as well as his philosophies on evaluations, trades and team-building. This isn’t your usual draft preview, we dive deep into big-picture questions that teams like the Suns must answer as they prepare for June 21. We break down Jarrett Culver’s fit to Phoenix, why Grant Williams could be on the board at pick 32, why the NBA draft doesn’t have as many trades as the NFL draft, Best Player...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/27/19: Stock watch for six Suns free agent targets in the NBA Playoffs

We look at six options Phoenix could prioritize once July 1 arrives and how their playoff performances could dictate the market. Ricky Rubio is a savvy facilitator. Terry Rozier is an upside play. Darren Collison has all the ingredients to be a solid floor general. What’s the price going to be for all three, and how would they fit alongside Devin Booker in the Suns’ backcourt? Thaddeus Young, Nikola Mirotic and Al-Farouq Aminu top the list for power forward targets. All three would be...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/24/19: Gauging likelihood of trades for Lowry, Gordon, Love

We look forward to the draft by profiling three players who could be on the Suns’ short list the night of the NBA Draft next month. Kyle Lowry has shown his intangible value during these playoffs and is rounding into an even better playmaker as his career moves along. He might be the top Suns trade target at point guard. Aaron Gordon has a very tradable contract and fits a position of need at power forward. But is he the right player to pair with Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton? Kevin...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/22/19: AD sweepstakes, Monty Williams hiring and the 2019 playoffs with Michael Pina of SB Nation - LOCKED ON SUNS 5/22/2019

Michael Pina joins the show to discuss why he thinks an Anthony Davis trade is realistic for Phoenix, how he would approach the sixth pick in the draft, and more. We rank Deandre Ayton among trade chips in the AD sweepstakes, why Michael would not have moved on from Igor Kokoskov, and how the Suns can learn from the big men in this year’s NBA playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/21/19: BONUS! Monty Williams is introduced

We dispatch from the pavilion at Talking Stick Resort Arena to give our instant reactions to Monty Williams’ introductory press conference. After coaching through to Game Seven of the second round of the NBA playoffs, Williams provided insight into what stood out about the Suns, how well he gets along with general manager James Jones, and what the team will look like on the court under his leadership. Check out our reactions if you missed the press conference or want some analysis of what...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/20/19: Six options for the Suns at No. 6 with Ross Homan of The Stepien

We are joined by Ross Homan of The Stepien to break down two players from each position group that the Suns could consider with the sixth pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Starting with wings Jarrett Culver and Cam Reddish, we go deep on these guys. Next are big men Brandon Clarke and De’Andre Hunter, followed by guards Darius Garland and Coby White. Hear from Ross on why he’s so high on Culver, especially with the Suns, and some names he would consider at No. 32 for Phoenix. Learn more about...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/17/19: Recapping the NBA Draft Combine from Chicago

We discuss the latest on Jarrett Culver, Brandon Clarke, Coby White, Darius Garland and all the Suns’ options at No. 6. Then, we wade into the rumor mill with speculation from Ramona Shelburne of ESPN and Michael Pina of SB Nation regarding the Suns’ potential as a fit for the likes of Kyrie Irving or Anthony Davis this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/15/19: Zion would have looked great in purple and orange

On today’s episode, we talk our way through what just happened to the Phoenix Suns. After winning only 19 games this season, they unfortunately now don’t even have a top-5 selection falling to No. 6 overall. This had the highest probability of happening, but this scenario puts Phoenix in a predicament. If the Suns stay where they are, there are five prospects who we believe check boxes: Jarrett Culver, Darius Garland, De’Andre Hunter, Brandon Clarke, and Coby White. Would drafting either of...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/13/19: Monty Williams analysis plus final lottery thoughts with Mason Ginsberg of Bourbon Street Shots

On today’s episode, we run through all the interesting connections taking place between the Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans with special guest Mason Ginsberg of Bourbon Street Shots. What type of coach are the Suns getting in Monty Williams? Ginsberg remembers the days in New Orleans, plus suggests why he will be a vastly different coach this time around. Also, how was Jeff Bower’s tenure in the Bayou? We also go over David Griffin poaching longtime Suns head trainer Aaron Nelson....


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/10/19: How to build a winning culture with Wes Goldberg of Locked On Heat

On today’s episode, we go in-depth on what exactly it takes to rebuild a culture from the ground up. What does it take to go from a losing environment to one that is conducive to winning? Wes Goldberg, co-host of Locked On Heat, knows plenty about this after watching Suns GM James Jones and other veterans remake Miami’s image to what has continued throughout the last decade. Jones is already working on remaking the Suns’ environment to his liking. Multiple changes to floor zero and the...


LOCKED ON SUNS 5/8/19: In-studio with azcentral's Greg Moore and Dana Scott on the Suns' offseason

We hop back on camera with the azcentral sports team to break down the hiring of Monty Williams, what it means for the Suns’ reputation around the league, and how the draft will impact the Suns’ future. Columnist Greg Moore and spors reporter Dana Scott join to give their perspective on the relationship between Williams and Kevin Durant as well as who they would target if the Suns were to fall out of the top two in the NBA Draft or trade back. Check out the video here:...