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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

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

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Episodes

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/21/19: Weekend recap on Charlotte flop and Minnesota battle

1/21/2019
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We break down the Suns’ two losses from a weekend back-to-back on the road, in which they were dominated by Charlotte in a 20-point loss and nearly overcame a monster performance from Karl-Anthony Towns to beat the Timberwolves before Derrick Rose nailed a game-winner with less than one second left. Topics include: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:12

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/18/19: Trade deadline preview with Jeff Siegel of Early Bird Rights

1/18/2019
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Terry Rozier? Tyus Jones? Dennis Smith Jr.? As the Suns’ quest for a point guard continues, we bring on Jeff Siegel of Early Bird Rights to break down Phoenix’s salary situation and trade options heading toward the NBA trade deadline. First, the Suns’ options alongside Devin Booker in the backcourt and what the team can realistically do now versus during free agency in July. Then, a breakdown of the Kelly Oubre Jr. and Richaun Holmes decisions for the Suns and their options this summer...

Duration:00:38:48

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/17/19: Devin Booker returns to form but Suns lose to Raptors at the buzzer

1/17/2019
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We break down The Pascal Siakam Game, as this one will probably forever be known. Despite Devin Booker’s 30-8 game and magical second half, the Raptors’ depth stole the show at home. Without Kawhi Leonard, Toronto managed a 2-point victory over the Suns. We also hit on the inevitable Kelly Oubre Jr./T.J. Warren swap as Warren’s funk continues, the poor play from the rookie point guards and Deandre Ayton not taking a single shot in the second half. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:30:33

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/16/19: The all Devin Booker episode

1/16/2019
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We break down everything having to do with Suns star Devin Booker in a jam-packed off-day episode. First, a look at this fall to the bottom of the Western Conference voting rankings for guards, behind lesser players like Lonzo Ball. Then, a breakdown of who in the league is the right comparison for Booker at this point in the year, such as Bradley Beal and CJ McCollum. Finally, a dive into what’s gone wrong with Booker’s cold shooting so far this season and how he can get right moving...

Duration:00:38:03

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/15/19: Start Kelly Oubre Jr.

1/15/2019
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It’s time. In a 34-point loss on the road in Indiana, swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. was somehow a plus-1 in the box score. The Suns’ most consistent player the past two weeks needs to take up his rightful place in the starting unit. We hit on Oubre Jr.’s consistency and fit in coach Igor Kokoskov’s offense, Devin Booker’s foul trouble and poor scoring night, the defense and more. Plus, why nights like this are further evidence the Suns need a better two-way player in T.J. Warren’s spot in the...

Duration:00:27:45

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/14/19: Weekend recap on Denver win, Dennis Smith Jr. rumors, and previewing upcoming road trip

1/14/2019
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First, we go over the Dennis Smith Jr. rumors reported by Kevin O’Connor last week and whether a deal makes sense for the Suns to acquire the 2017 No. 9 pick. Then, a quick recap of the Suns’ sweet win over the Nuggets on Saturday night and whether their defense is sustainable going forward in the second half of the season. Finally, we guess the Suns’ record over their next four games, all on the road. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:41

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/11/19: Our 2019 NBA Draft big board update

1/11/2019
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As draft night becomes more of a focus for the Suns, we once again dive into the scouting reports to bring you our 2019 NBA Draft big boards. For now, just the top 10, as the Suns don’t own any other picks in this year’s draft and it seems less likely they make a deal to move up like they did in 2018. From Bol Bol to Zion Williamson, we give our updated thoughts on everyone at the top of the 2019 NBA Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:31

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/10/19: Breaking down exclusive James Jones interview from Bright Side Night 2019

1/10/2019
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After an exclusive opportunity to hear James Jones speak on Bright Side Night 2019, we break down the highlights of the Vice President of Basketball Operations’ comments. Topics include: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:45

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/9/2019: Deandre Ayton disappears again in loss at Dallas

1/9/2019
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We break down the Suns’ double-digit loss on the road on the second night of a back-to-back in Dallas and why Deandre Ayton’s disappearing act is so alarming. Ayton put up just six points and five rebounds one night after riding the bench during the decisive third quarter comeback against Sacramento at home. Is this just a normal up and down season for the rookie or the sign of something more worrisome down the road? On the other hand, the inconsistent Josh Jackson appears to have turned a...

Duration:00:28:59

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/8/19: Kelly Oubre Jr. and Richaun Holmes' energy propel Suns to comeback victory

1/8/2019
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On today’s episode of Locked On Suns, we come to you live from Talking Stick Resort Arena to the recap the Suns’ surprising victory over the Sacramento Kings. Trailing by 19 points at halftime, Phoenix inserted Richaun Holmes and Kelly Oubre Jr. into the game early on in the second half. From there, the Suns closed the third quarter on a 28-12 run led by nonstop hustle and energy. Oubre Jr. had his best game yet in a Suns uniform tying his career-high of 26 points while also stuffing the...

Duration:00:22:01

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/7/19: Twitter mailbag on the first half of the Suns' season

1/7/2019
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We answer all your fantastic Twitter questions from over @LockedOnPHXSuns to help review the disappointing first half of the Suns’ season. Do not despair though, we look forward, past this dismal start to the potential for growth. Topics include: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:21

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/4/19: Latest loss to Clippers continues Suns' defensive collapse

1/4/2019
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On today’s episode of Locked On Suns live from Talking Stick Resort Arena, we recapped the Suns’ 121-111 loss to the Clippers. Even though the scoreboard might not show it in the end, this game never really was close. Plagued by lackadaisical defense and effort on the glass, Phoenix trailed by as many as 30 points in this one. And over the past few games, that disturbing trend of early blowouts is showing up again. Before we went into our main negatives from this one, we highlighted the...

Duration:00:18:08

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/3/19: New Year, new expectations for Ayton, Booker, Kokoskov

1/3/2019
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With 2019 officially upon us, we update our perspective on Deandre Ayton, Devin Booker and Igor Kokoskov, the core group for the Suns. Ayton is picking up in the NBA where he left off in college, finishing over the top of defenses and imposing his physical will. Can he become a truly dominant rim protector or interior scorer? Booker is more efficient and dishing more assists than ever, plus the Suns’ offense falls of a cliff without him. Is his ceiling higher than we thought heading into...

Duration:00:32:52

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/2/19: Another rally as Suns make it close against Philadelphia

1/2/2019
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We break down a rough night for the Suns at home against the 76ers, Round Two of Deandre Ayton vs. Joel Embiid and another chapter in Devin Booker’s scoring saga playing Philadelphia. The Suns suffered another massive early deficit but cut the lead all the way down to four at one point in the final period. Topics include: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:10

LOCKED ON SUNS 1/1/19: Breakdowns and inefficiency cost Suns third straight at home against Golden State

1/1/2019
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The Suns stayed competitive for the first 18 or so minutes hosting the Warriors on New Year’s Eve but ultimately lost, 132-109. We discuss what’s stopping the Suns from really breaking through against the best teams. Topics include: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:51

LOCKED ON SUNS 12/31/18: Ayton’s career night, how to stop opposing point guards and the Durant-Booker connection

12/31/2018
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We break down how Deandre Ayton was able to put up a career-high in scoring on Saturday against Denver as well as what the Suns need to do to corral opposing point guards after getting set ablaze by Russell Westbrook and Jamal Murray over the weekend. Tune in to hear from De’Anthony Melton himself on what the problems are checking playmakers on defense over the past few games as Westbrook and Murray combined for 86 points in back-to-back games. We end by talking through the Devin...

Duration:00:35:40

LOCKED ON SUNS 12/28/18: Suns falter in the fourth quarter behind strong outing from Russell Westbrook

12/28/2018
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On today’s episode of Locked On Suns, we recap the Suns’ loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder live from Talking Stick Resort Arena. What were our main takeaways on both ends of the spectrum? Devin Booker’s evolution as a jumbo playmaker continues to open eyes as he puts up a near triple-double, while T.J. Warren continues to be one of the most consistent Suns all season. Also, Mikal Bridges looks to be taking on the role of defensive leader with another outing featuring multiple steals...

Duration:00:26:37

LOCKED ON SUNS 12/27/18: The Suns’ schedule is a tilt-a-whirl on overdrive

12/27/2018
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We give further thoughts on the progress the Suns made on the east coast in December and how they can keep the momentum heading back home against a murderer’s row of opponents. Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker put together their best individual stretches of the season over the past five games and the Suns went 3-2. That’s no coincidence. Booker’s offensive versatility and defense combined with Ayton’s defensive growth are a difficult combination to deal with. We preview Ayton’s rematches...

Duration:00:37:39

LOCKED ON SUNS 12/26/18: Overtime luck flips in Suns’ 122-120 win over Magic

12/26/2018
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We break down the Suns’ exciting 122-120 victory over the Magic on the road to finish their December swing across the East Coast an impressive 3-2. Topics include: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:11

LOCKED ON SUNS 12/21/18: News roundup on Austin Rivers, the trade market and this weekend's games

12/21/2018
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On today’s episode of Locked On Suns, we gave our thoughts on the confusing Austin Rivers situation. Less than 24 hours after the trade was made official, Phoenix waived him. Was it a locker room ordeal, and where could we see Rivers end up soon? We’ve also seen plenty of listeners clamoring for the Suns to trade their own first-round pick this year. Does it make sense to do so at February’s trade deadline? We ran through some names who could make sense either within the next few weeks, or...

Duration:00:31:44