Ep 39 - Kellan Olson On The State Of The Suns

February 20, 2019

Max and David are joined by Kellan Olson, who covers the Phoenix Suns for  and is an editor/reporter for

The guys talk about Kellan's interviews with James Jones (Interim GM) and Igor Kokoskov (Head Coach), which highlighted a number of key points around the Suns coaching, development & franchise pieces in Deandre Ayton & Devin Booker. 

After a quick Did You Know focusing on Ayton's appearance at All Star Weekend, the trio then look at: Jones' comments on the upcoming Summer, the Zion Williamson debate and the rest of the 2019 Draft Class. 

Thanks to Kellan for joining us and thanks to everyone listening. We appreciate anyone who has taken the time to rate and/or review the podcast!

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03:38 - How Much Is Igor Kokoskov's Fault? 
08:32 - What's Best For Deandre Ayton Long Term?
19:00 - When Will The Suns Help Devin Booker?
33:50 - Did You Know: Rising Stars Edition 
40:07 - What Will Summer 2019 Bring For Free Agency & Trades?
46:44 - Just How Good Is Zion Williamson?
59:31 - What About The Rest Of The '19 Draft Class?
1:11:10 - 7 Seconds Or Less 

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Ep 38 - Trade Deadline Review

February 10, 2019

Max & David jump right into a Trade Deadline Review episode, focused largely at the top on the Tyler Johnson/Ryan Anderson swap.

The guys give their initial reactions, plus break down the on & off court implications of Tyler Johnson joining the team. They then discuss some trades that occured that Phoenix could have got involved in and also the trades that didn't occur. 

David then gives the latest "Did You Know" story about Johnson, before the guys discuss the major moves from the deadline. The Big 4 in the East all went for it, outside of Boston - who may still have got lucky with no Davis trade. It is then David's turn to ask three "Seven Seconds Or Less" questions to end the show.

Thanks for listening and to anyone who has taken the time to rate and/or review. We really appreciate it! 

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03:26 - Tyler Johnson Trade Reaction
13:10 - Johnson On/Off Court Impact 
28:05 - Trades PHX Could Have Been Involved In
37:37 - Trades That Didn't Eventuate
44:09 - Did You Know: Tyler Johnson Edition
52:00 - Around The Association: Big East Trades + AD
1:15:13 - 7 Seconds Or Less

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Ep 37 - Trade Deadline Preview

February 3, 2019

Max & David jump right into a Trade Deadline Primer, including every Suns related rumor plus some extra fun ideas of what could happen before Feb 7th. 

Fake trades, thoughts on available players and ranking what PHX assets are most likely to be on the move before the deadline. 

David then gives the latest "Did You Know" story, before some league discussion on some of the bigger names mentioned as possible on the move. It is then Max's turn to ask three "Seven Seconds Or Less" questions to end the show.

Thanks for listening and to anyone who has taken the time to rate and/or review. We really appreciate it! 

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04:31 - Kristaps Porzingis Trade 
11:45 - Lonzo Ball Rumors 
25:45 - Ranking The Tradeable Suns Assets 
38:10 - Fake PHX Trades: Conley & Holiday
42:23 - Fake PHX Trades: Power Forwards & Random Ideas 
50:30 - Did You Know: Jersey Numbers Edition
56:45 - Around The Association: Davis, Mirotic, Gasol & Conley
1:09:52 - 7 Seconds Or Less

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Ep 36 - January Talking Points + NBA Awards

January 28, 2019

It's time to hand out the usual 5 awards to members of the Phoenix Suns, for the month of January. Except this time, Max & David take the chance to discuss some of the major talking points of the last month and into the future. 

Should Point Book make a comeback? Has Bender made a case for regular minutes? What is Jackson getting better at? Is Booker fed up? And who is more impactful out of Bridges & Ayton right now?

David then gives the latest "Did You Know" story, before some league discussion checking in on the NBA end of season awards. It is then David's turn to ask three "Seven Seconds Or Less" questions to end the show.

Thanks for listening and to anyone who has taken the time to rate and/or review. We really appreciate it! 

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03:05 - Recap & News 
06:30 - MVP - Should Point Book Come Back?
16:57 - 6MOY - Can Bender Play The 4 Spot?
26:10 - ROY - Who Has Been The Most Impactful Rookie?
36:06 - DPOY - Has Booker Had Enough?
39:32 - MIP - What Is Jackson Actually Doing Well?
49:20 - Did You Know: Jersey Numbers Edition
56:42 - Around The Association: End of Season Awards
1:13:40 - 7 Seconds Or Less

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Ep 35 - Suns Mailbag + Mock All Star Draft

January 20, 2019

Max and David return after a week off, with another listener mailbag episode. Covering questions around TJ Warren, the vacant PG & PG positions, plus what the Suns need to do for the remainder of the season and some fun rapid fire questions to end. 

The guys then jam some All Star Weekend chatter in between the usual Did You Know & Seven Seconds Or Less segments. The guys decide on the final 24 All Stars and then conduct a mock draft to select two teams, as captains. 

Thanks for listening and to anyone who has taken the time to rate and/or review. We really appreciate it! 

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02:28 - Recap & News 
05:05 - Warren Questions
17:35 - PG Questions 
36:44 - PF Questions
43:13 - Remainder Of Season Questions
50:42 - Rapid Fire Questions
54:15 - Did You Know: 
1:00:05 - Around The Association: All Star Weekend
1:24:22 - 7 Seconds Or Less

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Ep 34 - December Review + Changes For 2019

January 4, 2019

Max and David discuss the month of December, while handing out the usual 5 awards to members of the Phoenix Suns. 

After recapping some quick results and news, the guys dive into a whole lot of discussion on the last month. Is Booker or Ayton the MVP of the Suns? Does Igor count as a rookie? Did Jackson put up his hand for Most Improved? Can Bridges get out of his shooting funk? And does Oubre deserve more minutes? All that plus a whole lot more in the main part of the show.

David then gives the latest "Did You Know" story, before some league wide New Year Resolutions are handed out awards and then David's turn to ask three "Seven Seconds Or Less" questions to end the show.

Thanks for listening and to anyone who has taken the time to rate and/or review. We really appreciate it! 

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02:35 - Recap & News 
06:50 - MVP - The Best Sun For December 
11:00 - ROY - Rookie Moment That Stood Out
19:30 - MIP - Player Who Outperformed Expectations
25:50 - DPOY - The Most Disappointing Of The Month
32:35 - 6MOY - More Minutes To Start 2019
41:20 - Did You Know: Streaking Edition
46:30 - Around The Association: New Year Resolutions
1:03:30 - 7 Seconds Or Less

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Ep 33 - The Christmas Wishlist

December 31, 2018

Can Deandre Ayton make the ROY race interesting? Can Devin Booker be an All-Star? Can the Suns keep Holmes & Oubre? Can they also add some more talent sooner rather than later? Is Point Guard still an issue?

David & Max cover a bunch of Christmas Wishlist questions surrounding the Suns through the lense of the last 5 games. 

With the usual Did You Know, 7SOL & Around The Association segments - the guys also cover a bunch of other Christmas themed ideas, including a brand new slate of Christmas Day Wishlist games for the 2019/20 season. 

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02:15 – Weekly Recap
04:08 – vs DEN: Ayton Making a ROY Case
18:32 – @ WAS: Can The Suns Keep Oubre & Holmes?
27:55 – @ ORL: Can Booker be an All-Star?
34:15 – vs OKC: Is Point Guard Still a Problem?
39:28 – @ BKN: Do PHX Still Need More NBA Talent?
47:41 – Did You Know: Xmas Day Edition
52:00 – Around The Association
1:02:20 – 7 Seconds Or Less: Pick One Edition

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Ep 32 - What’s Gotten Into The Suns?!!

December 22, 2018

The Suns ended the week on a four game winning streak and gave Max & David plenty of positives to talk about. 

The guys recap the week that was, before talking about what has gotten into the team. Was it the arrival of Oubre? The return of a healthy Booker? Jackson playing within himself? Or Ayton realising that he belongs? The answer lies somewhere in between, with the Phoenix Suns looking more comfortable overall and the environment seeming a lot more positive. 

The usual Did You Know, Around The Association & 7SOL segments all return, as the guys go long because they were having too much fun and had so much to cover. Enjoy! 

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02:53 - Recap & News
05:45 - The Arrival Of Kelly Oubre
15:10 - The Improvement Of Igor Kokoskov 
17:55 - The Return Of Devin Booker
27:30 - The Resurgence Of Josh Jackson
36:36 - The Rise Of Deandre Ayton
50:07 - Did You Know: 2015 Edition
55:45 - Around The Association
1:14:45 - 7 Seconds Or Less: The Future

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Ep 31 - Trevor Ariza Trade Reaction

December 15, 2018

Trevor Ariza was traded to the Washington Wizards the moment he was eligible and in typical Suns fashion, it was not without some drama! 

Max & David go through the events as they broke on Twitter, one by one, to debrief how emotions changed from the initial story to the evantual trade. The Brooks drama, Austin Rivers being the centerpiece, Sarver blocking a Lakers deal and much, much more.

Finally, the guys talk about what the final deal will actually mean for the Suns on the court and give their final thoughts on whether it was the right deal to make. 

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03:41 - The Initial Woj Bomb
07:00 - Rivers & Role Players Reported 
10:55 - The Brooks Debacle 
19:10 - The Deal Is Dead 
21:15 - Sarver Kills The LAL Deal 
25:23 - The Eventual Trade Evaluation
37:52 - Austin Rivers 
46:43 - The Suns Rotation 
57:57 - Sign Off/Did You Know 

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Ep 30 - Replay Of Interview With Jack McCallum

December 8, 2018

With no new episode this week, we look back on the 2 part interview with Jack McCallum. 

David is joined by Jack, who wrote a book 12 years ago about the 7SOL Phoenix Suns team. David & Jack cover the book through their 05/06 season, including a dramatic Playoff run. In 2 parts, they cover all the main hitting points through interesting quotes from the book. Jack tells some great stories and gives great insight into the franchise at the time. 

 

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