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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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LOCKED ON SUNS 3/25/19: Resetting the free agent market for Kelly Oubre Jr. and Richaun Holmes plus March Madness thoughts

3/25/2019
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We preview free agency for Kelly Oubre Jr., whose addition was the turning point in the Suns’ season, as well as Richaun Holmes, whose energy and hard work was a huge culture-setter in the big man rotation this year. Is Oubre going to get Josh Richardson money or Aaron Gordon money? The answer will affect the Suns’ future flexibility in a big way. Plus, did Alex Len’s contract coincidentally set the market for Holmes when Len left Phoenix? We look out to the summer before bringing it back...

Duration:00:41:42

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/22/19: News catchup on GM search, coaching rumors and injuries

3/22/2019
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We react and analyze the rumors from The New York Times regarding the Suns’ ongoing search for new front office veterans that reportedly includes Kevin McHale and Jim Paxson already. McHale is the obvious frontrunner here. Then, we discuss how realistic it seems that the Suns actually move on from Igor Kokoskov after one year based on their interest in Luke Walton, as reported by The Sporting News. Finally, a prediction for the remaining nine games on the Suns’ schedule. Learn more about...

Duration:00:32:35

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/21/19: Ja Morant wins and the Suns lose

3/22/2019
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We go over the Suns’ 118-98 loss to the Detroit Pistons live from Talking Stick Resort Arena, which included notable outings headlined by Devin Booker and Mikal Bridges. After rummaging through our main takeaways from Phoenix’s latest defeat, we dived head-first into the Ja Morant discussion. Following a triple-double in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Morant Mania is about to hit its peak from a local perspective. However, we have seen some try to say Morant is the No. 1 prospect...

Duration:00:24:52

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/20/19: Jimmer mania comes to Phoenix

3/21/2019
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We celebrate the return of Jimmer Mania to the NBA in perfect timing for the start of the NCAA Tournament and what it means for the Suns. Is Tyler Johnson being shut down? Will we see less of De’Anthony Melton? Then, we explore examples of the Suns’ success when it comes to player development this season under Igor Kokoskov. Finally, a tank race update and we tell you what James Jones said about T.J. Warren on Wednesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:35

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/19/19: What Suns fans should watch for during March Madness

3/19/2019
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We preview March Madness from a Suns perspective, looking at who could see their stock rise through opening weekend upsets or deep runs and burst onto the Suns’ radar in the draft. Then, we discuss some interesting second-round candidates who could be a target for the Suns in the early 30s. We end with a breakdown of our Final Four and crown a national champion. You can join our Bracket Challenge at ESPN, too! Click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:29

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/18/19: Suns look lifeless without their energizers versus Bulls

3/19/2019
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On today’s episode of Locked On Suns live from Talking Stick Resort Arena, we recapped the Suns’ surprising 116-101 blowout defeat at the hands of the Chicago Bulls. Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker combined for 50 points and 20 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as others around them didn’t really step up to fill scoring voids. Starting three rookies, and playing their first game without Kelly Oubre Jr. since he’s been in Phoenix, that wavy energy seemed to be the missing spark. From the...

Duration:00:22:27

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/15/19: Deandre Ayton redeems himself in close loss to Rockets

3/16/2019
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We return to our usual recap format to take you through what you need to know from the Suns’ 108-102 loss to the Rockets on Friday night. With Tyler Johnson inactive, it was the Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Deandre Ayton show, and the Suns stayed close. Yet Jamal Crawford remained in the rotation despite De’Anthony Melton being healthy and needing another chance to get playing time heading into the summer. We break it all down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:26:52

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/14/19: Comparing Harden and Booker with Ben DuBose of Locked On Rockets

3/14/2019
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Ben DuBose of Locked On Rockets joins us to break down the similarities between the team situations and overall skill sets of James Harden and Devin Booker as the Suns look to develop Booker into a lead playmaker and improved team defender entering the first season of his maximum contract extension. Then, we get Ben’s thoughts on covering James Harden’s extraordinary season and whether he is the NBA MVP this year. We end with some thoughts about Friday night’s matchup between the teams and...

Duration:00:38:45

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/13/19: Suns fall to Jazz as they turn on the jets late

3/14/2019
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On today’s episode of Locked On Suns, we recapped the Suns’ 114-97 loss to the Utah Jazz live from Talking Stick Resort Arena. Devin Booker chipped in 27 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists on 9-for-20 shooting, but Phoenix’s first ever No. 1 overall pick was flummoxed by Rudy Gobert. Deandre Ayton ended his night with career-lows in points and field goal percentage as Richuan Holmes outplayed him. Also, what should we make of Josh Jackson? Some games he’s on, some games he’s not. Another...

Duration:00:24:12

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/12/2019: Talking Josh Jackson, Ja Morant and more with J. Kyle Mann of The Dime Drop

3/12/2019
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We are joined by J. Kyle Mann of The Dime Drop to discuss his thoughts on Josh Jackson, Deandre Ayton and the rest of the Suns. A bit of a longer episode this time but we know you will all enjoy this one! We also discuss Ja Morant, who Kyle saw in-person at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament last weekend and how he might fit in Phoenix. Finally, some rapid fire discussion on the broader NBA to close the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:43

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/11/19: This is a whole new basketball team

3/11/2019
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Before diving deep on the Suns’ big win over Golden State, we quickly talk about what went wrong in Portland and how Phoenix was able to overcome a weird night to come away with a huge victory on the second night of a back-to-back in Oakland. It was Devin Booker’s night on Sunday, as the Suns’ star put together the best all-around performance of his career, scoring 37 points and notching 11 assists, including a 15 straight points at one point midway through the final period. Plus, he’s...

Duration:00:37:53

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/8/19: Comparing PG and Bridges with Tony East of Locked On Pacers

3/8/2019
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Continuing with our Suns comparisons series, we bring on Tony East of Locked On Pacers to discuss the early years of Paul George’s career, how he developed as a shooter and playmaker and what the keys were to his development. Bridges already looks like a solid shooter and team defender, but Tony shares some ways that George was able to develop physically and with the ball in his hands to grow into the MVP candidate we’re seeing this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:32:28

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/7/19: The numbers behind the Suns' win streak

3/7/2019
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We comb through the numbers for the Suns as a whole as well as the key performers from the Suns’ recent winning ways, including their three-game win streak and dating all the way back to last Monday’s win in Miami. Phoenix is in the top ten in both offensive and defensive efficiency the past five contests and Devin Booker is a huge reason why. Plus, co-stars Kelly Oubre Jr. and Deandre Ayton are rounding into form, and Tyler Johnson is proving how much this team needed another legitimate...

Duration:00:44:26

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/6/19: Devin Booker goes off in Suns' blowout victory over Knicks

3/7/2019
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On today’s episode of Locked On Suns live from Talking Stick Resort Arena, we recapped the Suns’ victory over the Knicks. Devin Booker went for a season-high 41 points, which is the most he’s also ever scored in a home game. Also, Kelly Oubre Jr. continues to blossom in Phoenix with another solid secondary performance adding much-needed energy on both ends of the floor. Yes, the Suns are going streaking. Three straight wins. Four wins in their last five games. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:25:59

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/5/19: Breaking down Kevin Arnovitz’s story plus a lottery mock draft

3/5/2019
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We break down the damning story from ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the Suns’ “messy and dysfunctional” front office, how it tracks with our observations, and what it means for the Suns going forward. Then, we close the show by crisscrossing through a mock draft after a wild Tankathon simulation pushed the Suns down to the sixth pick and made us pitch a trade with the Pelicans for the pick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:23

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/4/19: The Phoenix Suns are the Milwaukee Bucks' kryptonite

3/5/2019
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Wow, what a statement that was. The Phoenix Suns defeated the best team in the NBA, becoming the first team to do so twice this season. That’s right, the Suns have swept the Milwaukee Bucks. We recap the action live from Talking Stick Resort Arena as Phoenix won 114-105 behind career nights from Kelly Oubre Jr. and Deandre Ayton while Devin Booker was his usual self as well. The Suns also deployed a great defensive game plan against one of the league’s best as Booker threw praise in the...

Duration:00:25:45

LOCKED ON SUNS 3/2/19: Suns stun the Lakers as Ayton and Booker lead the way

3/3/2019
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On today’s episode live from Talking Stick Resort Arena, we recap the Suns’ stunning victory over the Lakers. Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker combined for 51 points while also reviving solid outings from Kelly Oubre Jr., Mikal Bridges and Josh Jackson. LeBron James nearly put up a triple-double, but Ayton’s solid defense rounded out one of his best all-around performances of the season with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Ayton also netted a career-high in free throw attempts (10-for-14), which...

Duration:00:22:47

LOCKED ON SUNS 2/28/19: Comparing AD and Ayton with Pelicans writer Shamit Dua

2/28/2019
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We bring on one of the best Pelicans writers around, Shamit Dua, to discuss the first few years of Anthony Davis’ career and how New Orleans developed him into the player he is today. We also touch on what Suns fans can expect in the Friday matchup between these two teams amid the ongoing trade demand drama with Davis and finish up with a discussion of Jrue Holiday and his fit in Phoenix should he become available this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:41

LOCKED ON SUNS 2/27/19: Reacting to the Woj and James Jones war of words

2/27/2019
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We give you the highlights of Adrian Wojnarowski’s report on the Robert Sarver’s failure to learn from his mistakes and general manager James Jones’ “unorthodox” stance toward the draft and, of course, we react. Could the NBA really step in here? The search for a GM is reportedly now underway as well and the Suns also expect to fill many of the positions vacated by the dismissal of Ryan McDonough and his staff in October. We talk about potential candidates and how the franchise could...

Duration:00:40:12

LOCKED ON SUNS 2/26/19: How the NBA tank race is shaping up around the Suns

2/26/2019
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We break down the bottom seven teams in the NBA as the Suns again find themselves checking in on the reverse standings during the stretch run of the season. Using this piece over at The Step Back written by yours truly, we discuss the incentives for each team to bottom out over the final 20 games of the year. Some, like the Wizards or Hawks, should ride out the growth of their young players while others, like the Knicks, are right to blow it up. Finally, we imagine how this all could...

Duration:00:35:30