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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




LOCKED ON SUNS 4/20/19: In-studio with Greg Moore on Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and the No. 1 pick

We are joined by columnist Greg Moore of azcentral sports to break down the stakes on lottery night as well as draft night for the Phoenix Suns as the team crosses its fingers for its second straight No. 1 pick. Moore defends his maligned column pegging Ja Morant ahead of Zion Williamson and we get into why he believes Morant makes more sense for the Suns. We also discuss some of the big-picture stories that are jumbled into this year’s draft for the Suns, including the direction of the...


LOCKED ON SUNS 4/17/19: Coaching buzz, free agency thoughts and playoff inklings with Sean Deveney of Sporting News

Sean Deveney of Sporting News jumps in to talk about his reporting over the past year on the Suns. First, we break down Phoenix’s interest in Luke Walton — where it came from and whether the Suns might still fire Igor Kokoskov now despite Walton going to Sacramento. We also discuss the Suns’ rumored interest in Aaron Gordon last year and whether Gordon might be available on the trade market. Finally, some thoughts on Terry Rozier and Ricky Rubio and how their performance in the playoffs...


LOCKED ON SUNS 4/15/19: Mega mailbag looking back at 2018-19 and previewing the offseason

We answered about a dozen listener questions — thanks as always — touching on everything from a look back at the Kelly Oubre deal in December to various options on draft night if the Suns fall out of the top two. We closed the show with a dive into the Suns’ options when it comes to T.J. Warren trades, as it looks like they have decided to move on from the 2014 lottery pick. Come for the analysis, stay for a discussion about Coby White’s hair. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


LOCKED ON SUNS 4/12/19: Final report cards of the season on the Suns' supporting cast

We dole out our final grades looking back on a full season from Mikal Bridges, Josh Jackson and Igor Kokoskov, three important parts of this team’s future who sit outside the spotlight. Bridges played all 82 games after being outside the rotation on opening night and led the Suns in minutes as well but will need to improve his body to take his impact to another level next season. Jackson continues to flummox us but made 38.4 percent of his 3s after the break and cut down on his turnovers....


LOCKED ON SUNS 4/11/19: Final report cards of the season on the Suns' Big 3

We analyze the final third of the season for each of the Suns’ three best players (for now) — that’s Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and Kelly Oubre Jr. Booker saw the most winning stretch of his career shortly after the All-Star break in addition to a scoring binge of historic caliber. Ayton fell off slightly as his first NBA season seemed to get to him and an ankle injury might be the fallout from the effects of stamina. Oubre looked like a whole new player on both ends and cemented himself...


LOCKED ON SUNS 4/10/19: Parting thoughts from Suns players and coaches

We break down the biggest bullet points from the final Suns media availability of the year, with extended time from the whole roster as well as coach Igor Kokoskov. Kokoskov didn’t sound like a man who was worried about his job security but should he be? Deandre Ayton talked about what he wanted to get better at, Devin Booker discussed culture, and EVERYONE raved about Jamal Crawford. All that and more in our dispatch from Talking Stick Resort Arena. Learn more about your ad choices....


LOCKED ON SUNS 4/9/19: Dirk vs. Crossover plus our favorite games and moments from the 2019 Phoenix Suns season

We discuss the epic and historic battle between Dirk Nowitzki and Jamal Crawford in Dallas in the Suns’ final game of the year before diving into big-picture takeaways from the 2019 season. Crawford became the oldest player in NBA history to score 51 points while Nowitzki scored 30 in his last game at home. After the game, Nowitzki announced his retirement. It was a battle fans will always remember regardless of the game being meaningless overall. We close the show with our favorite games...


LOCKED ON SUNS 4/8/19: A wild Jeff Bower has appeared

After months of speculation about Kevin McHale taking over in Phoenix, suddenly Jeff Bower is the leading candidate for a senior front office role with the Suns. We break it all down, from his record in New Orleans and Detroit to what he might do in Phoenix. Before that, we quickly discuss a bad loss to the Rockets as well as the news that T.J. Warren will officially miss the final game of the season with his right ankle injury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


LOCKED ON SUNS 4/5/19: Suns go out with a bang in home finale with OT thriller

On today's episode live from Talking Stick Resort Arena, we recap the craziness from the Suns' home finale with a thrilling overtime victory over the Pelicans. Josh Jackson, Dragan Bender and Ray Spalding all had career-best games simultaneously, while Jamal Crawford also gave us a throwback performance. Who would've thought that's how Phoenix would close their season in front of the home crowd? We also looked ahead to how these three could fit into the Suns' plans next season. What a...


LOCKED ON SUNS 4/4/19: Latest news on injuries, the GM ‘search’ and other openings around the NBA

We talk about the surprising announcement that Tyler Johnson’s “right knee soreness” turned into arthroscopic surgery for the former Heat guard, as well as the reports that TJ Warren and Devin Booker are both likely to be shut down. Then, we discuss James Jones’ radio appearance on Wednesday and what to expect from the general manager search as the season winds down. We close by discussing why Phoenix is not being mentioned in the same breath as so many top front office candidates. Learn...


LOCKED ON SUNS 4/3/19: Elie Okobo shows out as Devin Booker leaves loss to Utah

We recap the Suns’ 118-97 loss to the Utah Jazz first by dissecting Devin Booker’s injury and the subsequent news he will be shut down. Was Booker’s heavy minutes load worth another late-season injury for the fourth-year guard? Then, we break down a few players who stood out keeping the game close while Booker was out, including Elie Okobo and Richaun Holmes. Both guys made a good case for staying on the roster in 2019-20. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


LOCKED ON SUNS 4/2/19: An update to our 2019 NBA Draft big boards heading into the Final Four

With the Duke quartet of freshman gone from the NCAA Tournament and the dust mostly cleared from the college basketball season, we reset the 2019 draft. We discuss big risers such as Brandon Clarke and PJ Washington as well as the fall of Cam Reddish. We debate RJ Barrett vs. Ja Morant and why Barrett doesn’t fit in Phoenix despite potentially being more talented overall. Finally, we explain why it’s so silly to worry about Zion Williamson fitting with ANY team, let alone the Suns. Learn...


LOCKED ON SUNS 4/1/19: Jackson and Booker star as the Suns end their losing streak

On today's episode live from Talking Stick Resort Arena, we recap the Phoenix Suns' 122-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Josh Jackson led the way with the best game of his career, finishing with 19 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, and 5 blocks on 7-of-11 shooting. Devin Booker also chipped in, but this time it was his facilitating that made the difference. The Suns' star dished out 13 assists to go along with 25 points, which was the ninth instance he's done that already...


LOCKED ON SUNS 3/29/19: Exposing bad Booker takes, Zion vs. Ja, and Ayton's trajectory with Max from the 7SOL podcast

On today's episode, Max from the 7SOL pod joins to discuss plenty of topics, including analyzing one of the worst Devin Booker takes we've ever heard from a national writer. Outside of the wrong view of Booker nationally, what's stood out most during his scoring binge since the All-Star break? Kelly Oubre Jr. seems ready to commit long-term to the Suns, but what will the price be? We go over that while also recapping his impressive season in Phoenix. Zion Williamson and Ja Morant shouldn't...


LOCKED ON SUNS 3/28/19: What Devin Booker's career month means for the Suns going forward

We break down the numbers and storylines behind Devin Booker’s incredible post-All-Star game stretch, in which he is scoring more than 30 points per game on elite efficiency. Does this change our impressions of Booker’s ceiling? Does it prove anything with regards to his value as a playmaker? Finally, we close with our thoughts on Kelly Oubre’s press conference on Wednesday and how likely he is to stay in Phoenix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


LOCKED ON SUNS 3/27/19: Yes, Devin Booker is actually good at basketball

On today’s episode of Locked On Suns live from Talking Stick Resort Arena, we recapped the Phoenix Suns’ 124-121 loss to the Washington Wizards. Even though Devin Booker has scored 109 points over his last two games, it unfortunately hasn’t ended with the Suns as winners. That doesn’t take away from the best stretch of Booker’s career, though. Are we seeing peak Booker, and what does this mean for next season? Outside of Booker’s scorching hot scoring binge, Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton...


LOCKED ON SUNS 3/26/19: We just saw the best scoring night of Devin Booker's career

We dig into Devin Booker’s career night, showcasing the growth he’s made on offense in his masterpiece — 59 points on 34 shots. We talk about what Booker has added to his game, why this game was more impressive than his 70 in Boston in 2017, and finally what was going on with Jimmer Fredette in the fourth quarter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...