8:46 AM EST, Mon November 30, 2020
16 mins ago
Suns JAM Session Podcast: CP3 Insight + Way Too Early Predictions

Suns JAM Session Podcast: CP3 Insight + Way Too Early Predictions

Subscribe to the Bright Side Podcast network to get podcasts pushed to you from Suns JAM Session and Fanning the Flames. We’re gaining insight on Chris Paul from SB Nation’s Welcome to Loud City editor in chief Sarah Dewberry. Plus ‘Way Too Early Predictions’ with Dave King! Hit up John (@DarthVoita), Matthew (@MatthewLissy), and the podcast (@SunsJAM) on Twitter. Visit sunsjamsession.com for your one stop Suns JAM Session shop. Stop by the Suns JAM Session podcast page on Facebook. Follow the pod on Instagram (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session...
46 mins ago
Center of the Sun:  Training camp starts this week for Suns

Center of the Sun:  Training camp starts this week for Suns

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Suns will have just three weeks in camp before the Dec. 22 start of the 2020-21 season. Welcome to the weekly news roundup of your Phoenix Suns. For the first time in many years, the question most asked by Suns fans isn’t “Will they be good this year?” Instead, the question is “How good will they be?” With all of the roster changes, the Suns are poised to make a massive leap forward this year. Fans have known for years that Phoenix had something special in Devin Booker but poor roster construction and tanking for high draft...
20 hours ago
Western Conf Offseason Recap: Suns, Blazers, Warriors on the rise

Western Conf Offseason Recap: Suns, Blazers, Warriors on the rise

Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via We look at all the changes in the West, and see if the Suns can climb solidly into that playoff picture Phew. We just concluded the most whirlwind offseason ever, and now training camps open this week with regular season games starting in just over three weeks! We don’t really know anything until all the teams have played half the season, and the playoff seedings really will likely come down to which teams have survived the COVID-19 threat the best. But it’s still fun to consider the possibilities of how high the Phoenix Suns can...
23 hours ago
Fanning the Flames: Let’s talk about the upgrades on the Phoenix Suns

Fanning the Flames: Let’s talk about the upgrades on the Phoenix Suns

Paul and Justin talk about the Suns free agent romp Who’s ready for the playoffs? On this episode of Fanning the Flames, we discuss: The moves the Suns made in free agency; Kelly Oubre’s parting shots at the organization; and Our Western Conference power rankings and where the Suns fall. Let’s go! Follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter. Fanning the Flames is part of the The Bright Side Podcast Network, along with The Suns JAM Session. The almost-daily shows are available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play...
23 hours ago
Solar Panel: Can the Suns grab home court in the West?

Solar Panel: Can the Suns grab home court in the West?

Espo, Dave and Saul talk through the Suns roster improvements and which West teams are better/worse The Solar Panel live show streams live on Saturday mornings at 8:00AM AZ Time on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Join the crowd for the most interactive Suns pod out there! If you miss the live show, you can watch the YouTube version later, or listen on your podcast app later in the weekend. Join @Espo, @DaveKingNBA and @Saul_Bookman for all the latest Suns news and analysis. On this show: News recap since last show, including all the FA signings Could Suns have the best offense...
Nov 29, 2020
Suns Swag: Dumas, Tabuse, Booker, Ubie

Suns Swag: Dumas, Tabuse, Booker, Ubie

Get moving on your Christmas shopping with this stuff that very few people are looking for. Happy holidays. Wear a mask. Yuta Tabuse Bobblehead While many NBA fans may be unfamiliar with Yuta Tabuse, plenty of BSOTS readers will know the name. Tabuse is the first Japanese-born player to appear in an NBA game, and he did so for your Phoenix Suns. Tabuse’s tenure in the league lasted just four games in 2004, but his career in professional basketball still continues today. The “Michael Jordan of Japan” is a point guard for Utsunomiya Brex of the B.League in...
Nov 28, 2020
Sigh of relief: Suns schedule will be balanced, not Pacific Division-heavy

Sigh of relief: Suns schedule will be balanced, not Pacific Division-heavy

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ Things could have been ugly if the Suns had to face the Lakers, Warriors and Clippers a bunch. Now that free agency is over and training camp is about to start for your playoff-contending Phoenix Suns, let’s take a quick look at how the season is expected to play out. Four preseason games The Suns are scheduled to play four preseason games — two on the road in Utah against the Jazz on 12/12 and 12/14, and then a pair at home against the Lakers on 12/16 and 12/18 before the season starts. @nba preseason schedule dropped! Your @Suns roll...
Nov 27, 2020
What can the Suns do with their last roster spot?

What can the Suns do with their last roster spot?

Photo by Barry Gossage NBAE via A look at the Suns’ options with the 15th roster spot. The dust has mostly cleared for the Phoenix Suns this offseason, but one last decision is left to be made for James Jones and the front office. That would be the 15th and final roster spot, which opened up this week when the team decided to waive Elie Okobo rather than guarantee his minimum salary for 2020-21. There aren’t many expected contributors left on the market, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for the Suns. If the team doesn’t decide to sign anyone now, they can...
Nov 27, 2020
Locked On Suns Friday: Holiday weekend mailbag on how Devin Booker could improve in 2021, Suns’ rotation and team identity

Locked On Suns Friday: Holiday weekend mailbag on how Devin Booker could improve in 2021, Suns’ rotation and team identity

Your Twitter questions are answered on how the Suns’ rotation shakes out and how Booker can improve. Your Twitter questions are answered once again as Brendon goes solo to break down what Devin Booker can do to get even better in 2020-21 as well as project the Suns’ rotation this season, whether the new depth poses any challenges for Monty Williams, and what the team’s overall identity and culture can be moving forward. Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate and I hope you’re ready for what should be an awesome Suns season. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts...
Nov 27, 2020
Jae Crowder fits like a glove with the Suns

Jae Crowder fits like a glove with the Suns

Photo by Ashley Landis - Pool/ Crowder will bring toughness, moxie and constant effort to the Phoenix Suns Sure, Chris Paul gets all the headlines as the big new acquisition for the Suns but that trade seems like it was months ago now. But it’s the second big acquisition that could make a big difference too. After the Phoenix Suns upgraded from Ricky Rubio to Chris Paul, team need shifted to the swing forward positions. When the Suns were at their best last season, they employed either Kelly Oubre Jr. (the top regular season lineup in net rating) or Cameron Johnson...
Nov 26, 2020
Deandre Ayton helps bring holiday cheer

Deandre Ayton helps bring holiday cheer

Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via The big fella opened his heart and wallet for those in need. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! It’s time to give thanks for what we have and to those that help us get to where we are. If you can help someone in need, please do it. You may not be able to change the world but you can change how one person (or several) see the world. This is a tough time for many, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not just the virus itself but the financial hardship it causes many for different reasons. My good thoughts are with all those...
Nov 26, 2020
Big THANKS to Suns, fans and Bright Siders

Big THANKS to Suns, fans and Bright Siders

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! Here we are on a national American holiday called Thanksgiving. Let’s set aside the history of how this holiday came about and simply focus on today’s meaning to so many people of these United States. Today’s holiday is all about thankfulness. We are free to spend the other 364 days of the year focused on what we don’t have, mired in what we’ve lost, lamentful of that which is out of reach. Yes, most of us will be surrounded by far fewer people than usual today because of this ongoing worldwide...
Nov 26, 2020
Suns JAM Session Podcast: Give Thanks + The Oubre Saga

Suns JAM Session Podcast: Give Thanks + The Oubre Saga

Subscribe to the Bright Side Podcast network to get podcasts pushed to you from Suns JAM Session and Fanning the Flames. Suns fans have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. We discuss what we are most thankful for, explore the Kelly Oubre drama, and answer your mailbag questions. Hit up John (@DarthVoita), Matthew (@MatthewLissy), and the podcast (@SunsJAM) on Twitter. Visit sunsjamsession.com for your one stop Suns JAM Session shop. Stop by the Suns JAM Session podcast page on Facebook. Follow the pod on Instagram (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM...
Nov 25, 2020
SunsRank (Post Free Agency): Best to worst analysis of Suns roster

SunsRank (Post Free Agency): Best to worst analysis of Suns roster

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Heading into training camp next week (WHAT!?), we revisit our SunsRank of every player on the roster. A few weeks ago, after the Bubble and before the offseason began, you the Bright Side readers ranked the Suns roster from top to bottom. Now a few weeks later, more than half the Suns roster has turned over (just like every offseason for every NBA team). Where do we stand now? Here’s King Dave’s first take on the new rank order of the Suns roster. On the whole, the Suns lost three of their top eight players, and...
Nov 25, 2020
Locked On Suns Wednesday: The future of activism in the NBA and the Suns’ ceiling on offense and defense with Michael Pina of GQ

Locked On Suns Wednesday: The future of activism in the NBA and the Suns’ ceiling on offense and defense with Michael Pina of GQ

A few thoughts on Kelly Oubre Jr.’s comments this week then a great conversation with Michael Pina. First, Brendon goes solo to give his thoughts on the controversy regarding Kelly Oubre Jr. and his comments about Suns’ ownership and the locker room. Then, Michael Pina of GQ and FiveThirtyEight joins the show to discuss his recent profile of Jaylen Brown and the future of activism in the NBA, as well as the Suns’ additions this offseason and where they figure to finish offensively and defensively this season. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and...