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March Madness Preview: Phoenix Suns Draft Watch Guide

March Madness Preview: Phoenix Suns Draft Watch Guide

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via The Suns will likely be picking in the late 1st round for the first time in a while. Take a look at who to watch as potential targets for James Jones this March. We’re now in March, so it would be remiss of us to not talk about college basketball and preview the 2021 NBA Draft regardless of the Suns’ success this season. I have constructed the ultimate Draft Guide specifically through the Suns point of view. James Jones definitely has a type and now that we have a bit more of a substantial track record to base his draft...
Mar 1, 2021
Locked On Suns Monday: Devin Booker goes off for 43, plus a Phoenix Suns’ fan’s guide to March Madness

Locked On Suns Monday: Devin Booker goes off for 43, plus a Phoenix Suns’ fan’s guide to March Madness

Devin Booker continues his hot February, plus who Phoenix Suns fans should watch in the NCAA Tournaments. Brandon Duenas of Bright Side of the Sun and Zona Hoops joins the show as he does every Monday to react to another scoring explosion from Devin Booker, this time to the tune of 43 points in a big win over Minnesota. Then, we preview March Madness for Phoenix Suns fans thinking about the NBA Draft for the first time, including “James Jones Guys” in the late first-round and point guards who could be brought in to learn from Chris Paul. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google...
Feb 28, 2021
Recap: Suns scorch Wolves led by Booker’s 43 points, 118-99.

Recap: Suns scorch Wolves led by Booker’s 43 points, 118-99.

Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Devin Booker led the way with 43 points in a game where the Suns overwhelmed the Wolves in the 2nd half. It was the Devin Booker show tonight in Minnesota, as the Suns All-Star guard exploded for 43 points to lead the Suns to their 22nd win of the season. Phoenix made yet another change to the starting lineup, reinserting Franky Kaminsky to the lineup after starting Jae Crowder on Friday night against Chicago. The Suns figure to continue to make these decisions matchup based and both Jae and Frank will have to be ready on any given...
Feb 25, 2021
Recap: Suns blow lead, fall to Hornets 124-121

Recap: Suns blow lead, fall to Hornets 124-121

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The Suns built up yet another large lead only to squander it to a lesser team after playing too content. The Suns played with their food and dropped a very winnable home game against the young Hornets squad. Leading by as many as 17, Phoenix allowed Charlotte to creep back in the game. The defensive intensity wavered, and ultimately the poor free throw shooting combined with the shaky defense costed Phoenix this game. LaMelo Ball took over making plays for himself and others down the stretch finishing with 20/8/4 leading the Hornets to the...
Feb 24, 2021
Open Thread: Hornets at Suns

Open Thread: Hornets at Suns

Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Phoenix is set to take on a dangerous Hornets squad. Game time, folks. Suns looking for the buzzkill win over the Hornets!
Feb 24, 2021
Preview: Suns look to extend win streak to 4 against Buzz City

Preview: Suns look to extend win streak to 4 against Buzz City

Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Phoenix has to take Charlotte seriously or they could wind up with a disappointing home loss. What: Phoenix Suns (20-10) vs. Charlotte Hornets (14-16) When: 7:00 p.m. MST Where: Phoenix Suns Arena Watch: Fox Sports Arizona, League Pass Listen: 98.7 FM The Devin Booker revenge tour begins tonight. Or does it? This could be a statement game from Booker looking to prove the league wrong after getting snubbed from the All Star Game, but part of me thinks his maturity as a player and focus on making the “right” plays to win will...
Feb 23, 2021
Suns waive big man Damian Jones, roster spot opens up

Suns waive big man Damian Jones, roster spot opens up

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via The Phoenix Suns have parted ways with the 5-year pro out of Vanderbilt. The Phoenix Suns have waived big man Damian Jones according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro confirmed this report as well. The Phoenix Suns are waiving center Damian Jones, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 23, 2021 The 25-year-old Jones was signed to a 2-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Suns this November in hopes of shoring up the center rotation. His contract was set...
Feb 18, 2021
Chris Paul set to release new book ‘Sixty-One’ in September

Chris Paul set to release new book ‘Sixty-One’ in September

Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via At this point the question is what can’t Chris Paul do? Chris Paul is an all-star point guard, has an Olympic gold medal, is a commercial superstar, serves as the President of the NBPA and also apparently finds time to be an author. What a life. This memoir “Sixty-One: Life Lessons from Papa, On and Off the Court” will be published and available on September 7th and you can preorder a copy now. The book will be co-written with Michael Wilbon of ESPN. “‘Sixty-One’ is a celebration of my Papa Chilly who helped shape who I...
Feb 15, 2021
Locked On Suns Monday: Takeaways from the Suns’ six-game thrilling win streak

Locked On Suns Monday: Takeaways from the Suns’ six-game thrilling win streak

A closer look at a so-far undefeated homestand for the Phoenix Suns. Brandon Duenas of Bright Side of the Sun and Zona Hoops joins the show as he does every Monday to celebrate the Suns’ six-game win streak and everything that is going right for the Suns right now. We discuss the overall chemistry and IQ of this roster, Devin Booker’s scoring, the efficiency of Chris Paul, the hard work on defense, and more. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify! Follow on Twitter: @LockedOnPHXSuns, @BrendonKleen14, @AZSportsZone
Feb 12, 2021
Suns Playoff Race: The importance of controlling your own destiny

Suns Playoff Race: The importance of controlling your own destiny

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via The Suns shouldn’t worry about anyone other than themselves this season. It’s time for some scoreboard watching. As fans, we’ve all been guilty of doing it before. The Bubble was a prime example of this, as many of us hoped for certain outcomes to enhance the Suns’ playoff odds day-by-day as they continued to rack up the wins. The reality of the situation is that the Suns set themselves up for failure earlier in the season when they didn’t handle business in the early months of the season. If the young Suns players should take...
Feb 9, 2021
New Documentary Series “Hoop Portraits” set to follow Suns’ rookie Ty-Shon Alexander

New Documentary Series “Hoop Portraits” set to follow Suns’ rookie Ty-Shon Alexander

This new documentary series will feature Suns’ two-way rookie Ty-Shon Alexander before he begins his G League journey in the Orlando Bubble. Rookie guard Ty-Shon Alexander signed a two-way contract with the Phoenix Suns after going undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft. The Creighton product has only appeared in 3 games for Phoenix thus far, tallying just 8 combined minutes from those brief appearances. He was recently assigned to the Canton Charge for the G League Bubble that is set to begin on February 10th. Before entering the rapidly approaching G League Bubble, Alexander...
Feb 5, 2021
Recap: Suns get revenge, cruise past Pistons, 109-92

Recap: Suns get revenge, cruise past Pistons, 109-92

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via The Suns got back in the win column, as expected against a bad Pistons team. The Suns bounced back with a much needed win agains the last-place Detroit Pistons on Friday night. The Suns decided to make a last-minute lineup adjustment by rolling with a Deandre Ayton/Frank Kaminsky front court, shifting Cam Johnson back the bench. After the game, Monty Williams cited the league going big these days with big fours again next to the centers, and that we might see it this way going forward (assuming Frank or Dario Saric there) against big...
Feb 5, 2021
Preview: Suns (11-9) looking to bounce back against scrappy Pistons (5-16)

Preview: Suns (11-9) looking to bounce back against scrappy Pistons (5-16)

Photo by Leon Halip/ The Suns will look to get revenge against one of the worst teams in the NBA. What: Phoenix Suns (11-9) vs. Detroit Pistons (5-16) When: 7:00 PM Where: Phoenix, Arizona Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM The Pistons have completed a couple upsets over some contenders after taking down the 76ers and Lakers in the same week, but still sit in last place in the East at 5-16. Detroit also defeated Phoenix in early January by the score of 110-105 in overtime. That was the game that the Suns led by as many as 24 points and still couldn’t close...
Feb 4, 2021
All-Star Vote watch: Booker, Paul each appear in top 10 for guards

All-Star Vote watch: Booker, Paul each appear in top 10 for guards

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The Suns’ backcourt of Booker and Paul each finished in the top 10 of fan voting for the first wave. The first wave of fan returns for the All-Star voting are in, and the Phoenix Suns have a pair of guards that appear in the top 10. Devin Booker sits in 6th place with 173,755 votes and Chris Paul is right behind him in 7th with 128,127 votes. Ja Morant and Donovan Mitchell sit just ahead of the Suns’ backcourt duo in 4th and 5th place respectively. Ultimately this is 50% of the voting for the starters in each conference (media and...

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