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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 10/20/18: An uneven performance in 119-91 loss to Nuggets

10/20/2018
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On today’s episode, we recap the Suns’ 119-91 loss to the Denver Nuggets, which wasn’t as terrible as the score would indicate. Between poor shooting, poor transition defense, too many turnovers and foul trouble for Deandre Ayton, there were plenty of issues for the Suns on Saturday night. But most of the problems were fixable — stuff that a good coach can fix and hardworking players can overcome. We talk about the difference between struggling and growing in our recap. Learn more about...

Duration:00:30:43

LOCKED ON SUNS 10/18/18: Next-day thoughts on Mavs/Suns, and we catch up with Jeff Siegel of UPROXX and Forbes

10/18/2018
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On today’s episode, we reconvene to break down the Suns’ big win over Dallas and catch up with Jeff Siegel of UPROXX and Forbes on what’s new this year with the Suns. Going deep on Phoenix’s performance on Wednesday night, we talk to Jeff about what changed for the Suns with Devin Booker at point guard and how Deandre Ayton looked on both sides in his NBA debut. Then, Jeff’s perspective on Ryan McDonough’s firing and how the Suns move forward. Finally, each of us throw out one leaguewide...

Duration:00:33:49

LOCKED ON SUNS 10/17/18: Suns win 121-100 in season opener as Booker, Ayton, Ariza, Jackson, Warren put it all together

10/17/2018
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On today's episode, Evan and Brendon are live from Talking Stick Resort Arena following the Suns' impressive season opening victory. Not only did Devin Booker not have any rust to the tune of 35 points, but Trevor Ariza had a near triple-double while Deandre Ayton looks 100% like the real deal. Also, how about T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson connecting on 3/4 3s each? Everything was coming together for the Suns on Wednesday night, including 35 assists (!!). Plenty of positives to take away...

Duration:00:21:19

LOCKED ON SUNS 10/16/18: Last-minute season predictions with Max McCauley of the 7SOL podcast

10/16/2018
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On today’s episode, we throw out some big predictions on the eve of the regular season, with the help of Seven Seconds or Less Podcast’s Max McCauley. First, it’s back to the drawing board on all-in trade targets who could propel the Suns to the winning team they want to be, from Kevin Love to Damian Lillard. Then, the chances Devin Booker makes his first All-Star team, facing stiff competition from the likes of Lillard and Klay Thompson in the Western Conference reserves. Finally, some...

Duration:00:50:13

LOCKED ON SUNS 10/15/18: Jamal Crawford in, Shaq Harrison out, plus we break down the rotation

10/15/2018
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On today’s episode, we discuss why Jamal Crawford doesn’t make a lot of sense as the stopgap guard the Suns have been looking for, then predict how the signing affects the Suns’ rotation early in the season. Crawford hasn’t been a team’s full-time point guard at really any point in his career, and he’s 38. Defense has never been a strength for him. Where does he fit in Phoenix? Plus, why T.J. Warren’s transition to power forward clears things up in the rotation, and whether Dragan Bender...

Duration:00:41:41

LOCKED ON SUNS 10/12/18: James Jones speaks

10/12/2018
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On today’s episode, we discuss the James Jones press conference Friday morning, and whether it really changes anything for the Suns. Jones was tight-lipped about any major changes that could be coming, sticking to a surprisingly similar rebuilding script to the one Ryan McDonough used for five years. Maybe #TheTimeline lives on. Finally, we close by discussing the shocking visit between free agent guard Jamal Crawford and Suns brass today at Talking Stick Resort Arena, as reported by...

Duration:00:30:21

LOCKED ON SUNS 10/11/18: The Suns' up-and-down preseason is finished

10/11/2018
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On today’s episode, recap the Suns’ 116-83 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in the fifth and final game of the preseason. Our usual recap format is back! We take some free throws on Josh Jackson’s playmaking and an interesting five-man lineup from the second half, then we call a flagrant foul on mistakes by Suns players and coaches. Finally, two stats to watch as we head into the regular season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:42

LOCKED ON SUNS 10/9/18: Where do James Jones and the Suns go from here?

10/9/2018
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On today’s episode, we address the latest rumblings surrounding the Suns’ front office, which include James Jones quickly emerging as the favorite in the general manager hunt. In addition, revelations about Owner Robert Sarver’s continued, excessive involvement in the basketball operations in Phoenix bring new questions about the way the franchise moves forward. We talk about what the future might hold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:35

LOCKED ON SUNS 10/8/18: Reaction to Suns firing GM Ryan McDonough

10/8/2018
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On today’s episode, we unpacked all of our thoughts into why the Suns fired general manager Ryan McDonough just over a week before the regular season begins. Beforehand, we quickly went over some takeaways from Phoenix’s surprising preseason victory on the road at Golden State. When it comes to McDonough receiving the pink slip by majority owner Robert Sarver, there are many questions to ask outside of the timing. Was McDonough placed into a lame duck position after James Jones was hired...

Duration:00:38:41

LOCKED ON SUNS 10/5/18: Is a preseason blowout to Portland cause for concern?

10/5/2018
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On today’s episode, we discuss the Suns’ 115-93 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers and what it means for their progress over their first week playing games together. We recap the game using a new format, so tune in to see how we’re breaking down each contest during the 2018-19 season. Topics include: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:06

LOCKED ON SUNS 10/4/18: Why Kyrie Irving committing to Boston impacts Phoenix, plus previewing the Blazers game

10/4/2018
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On today’s episode, we discussed why Kyrie Irving announcing his intentions to remain in Boston directly impacts the Suns’ point guard search. With Marcus Smart also signed long-term with the Celtics, should General Manager Ryan McDonough get aggressive for Terry Rozier? This discussion was a great segway into discussing the current situation on Phoenix’s roster. Who stood out most through two preseason games between Shaquille Harrison, Elie Okobo and De’Anthony Melton? Should Josh Jackson...

Duration:00:30:16

LOCKED ON SUNS 10/3/18: Deandre Ayton dominant again, Suns barely beat Breakers

10/3/2018
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On today’s episode, we break down what went right as the Suns won their first game under head coach Igor Kokoskov, beating the New Zealand Breakers, 91-86. The biggest story was the continued dominance of Deandre Ayton, who posted another huge double-double and blocked three more shots. The Breakers’ physicality was no match for Ayton. Around the rest of the roster, it was the veterans who stood out, from Trevor Ariza to T.J. Warren. Plus, we saw our first glimpse of 2018 No. 46 overall...

Duration:00:20:48

LOCKED ON SUNS 10/2/18: Deandre Ayton dominates in preseason opener

10/2/2018
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On today’s episode, Evan and Brendon recorded live from Talking Stick Resort Arena after the Suns’ loss to the Kings in their preseason opener. There were plenty of things to go over from Monday’s action. Not only did Deandre Ayton flash great moments on both ends, even being fed down the stretch cutting Sacramento’s lead, but Josh Jackson’s budding playmaking ability might have found the perfect match with head coach Igor Kokoskov. We posed the question of whether Phoenix should start...

Duration:00:17:22

LOCKED ON SUNS 10/1/18: Recapping the Suns' open practice

9/30/2018
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On today’s episode, we discuss the Suns’ open practice at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Saturday afternoon. Notes include: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:12

LOCKED ON SUNS 9/28/18: Preseason Twitter mailbag

9/28/2018
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On today’s episode, we brought back the Twitter mailbag for our loyal listeners as we are now only a few days away until the Phoenix Suns are facing a different team on the basketball court. Exciting times indeed, so we answered all of your questions. What should we expect out of Dragan Bender and Josh Jackson this season under new head coach Igor Kokoskov? Are we buying what the Suns are selling with Deandre Ayton’s improvements already defensively? What are the best lineups at the Suns’...

Duration:00:29:20

LOCKED ON SUNS 9/27/18: Are we finally close to a point guard trade?

9/27/2018
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On today’s episode, we sort through the three guys involved in the ongoing Minnesota-Miami negotiations for Jimmy Butler. Wednesday afternoon, ESPN reported the Suns could get involved by taking the extraneous point guard if Minnesota were to acquire Goran Dragic in a deal. That seemingly would be Jeff Teague, but could become Tyus Jones, if the Suns offered a little more. On the other hand, Phoenix has a clear Dragic connection and could target the Slovenian guard himself. We dissect all...

Duration:00:33:29

LOCKED ON SUNS 9/26/18: Reporting from training camp with Kellan Olson of Arizona Sports

9/26/2018
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On today’s episode, Evan and Arizona Sports’ Kellan Olson break down what’s been going on at Suns training camp this week. It’s a fairly quick episode, looking at what Igor Kokoskov is doing to implement his system in Flagstaff and how the new pieces look. Plus, instant reactions to the sudden reports that the Suns could end up with Jeff Teague or Tyus Jones as collateral damage from a Jimmy Butler-to-Miami trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:20

LOCKED ON SUNS 9/25/18: Thoughts from a busy Suns Media Day

9/25/2018
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On today’s episode, we reconvene after the bustle of Suns Media Day to share our thoughts on the biggest stories of the day. First, we discuss the big question looming over everything — who’s this team’s point guard? Then, we move on to the other takeaways from the Suns’ practice court, including what real veteran leadership looks like, how Igor Kokoskov is similar to some of the best coaches in the league, and expectations for Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:37:09

LOCKED ON SUNS 9/24/18: Catching up with Mikal Bridges

9/24/2018
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On today’s episode, we welcome special guest Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns. The rookie forward talks about his experiences during his first summer as a NBA player, from Summer League to offseason workouts with Josh Jackson and Trevor Ariza. He also discusses the similarities on and off the court between Villanova and this collegiate Suns’ locker room. You won’t want to miss this one — we had two special guest drop-ins from a couple other young Suns as well. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:12:09

LOCKED ON SUNS 9/21/18: Should the Suns get involved for Jimmy Butler?

9/21/2018
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On today’s episode, we discuss Jimmy Butler’s trade request earlier in the week and whether the Suns could get involved. Phoenix may not have the goods to outbid the best packages, but they might be the most aggressive in negotiations. Could Josh Jackson be the centerpiece? But if teams like Philadelphia or Miami get involved, could the Suns swoop in to find a point guard in the shuffle? All this, and a special announcement for our Monday episode, live from Suns Media Day. Learn more...

Duration:00:37:08