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The Suns Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Show

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We're like a sports bar filled with Suns fans. You just have to bring your own beer. Hosts Greg Esposito, Dave King and Tim Tompkins take you on a weekly journey into the sometimes fun, sometimes painful and yet always entertaining world of Phoenix basketball. Support this podcast:… read more

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160. Suns Preseason Recap

October 16th, 2019


The Phoenix Suns played fast this preseason but still is in the bottom third of the league in 3's. Will that be a problem? 

Will Rubio and Booker …

159. Suns Raining 3's A Sign To Come?

October 14th, 2019


The Suns went from an abysmal game against the Sacramento Kings to making 24 threes in a game without Devin Booker, Ricky Rubio and DeAndre Ayton …

158. The Suns Don't Suck?

October 10th, 2019


DeAndre Ayton dominated. Devin Booker fill the stat-sheet and Ricky Rubio was the floor general everyone expected but can we really read anything …

157. Suns Training Camp is Over, So What Did We Learn?

October 7th, 2019


We take a look back at Suns training camp in Flagstaff and try to dissect just what exactly did we learn from it and what can we expect in the preseason.

As well as TJ Warren exploding for his first game with the Pacers …

156. Suns Training Camp Preview

September 30th, 2019


Training camp is here! Special guest Paul Coro joins us to discuss

- The very orange new uniforms

- Josh Jackson starting the season for Memphis in …

155. Questionable Suns GM Decisions Moves

September 26th, 2019


This is a fun one! What's the worst general manager decision ever is and which one sticks with them the most? We reminisce about some of the …

154. How Ayton & Baynes Stack Up To The West

September 22nd, 2019


We wrap up our season preview series on the Suns starters vs the west with analysis on how the Ayton/Baynes combo will fare vs the Western Conference …

153. Deep Dive Into Suns Rookie Ty Jerome

September 19th, 2019


Caroline Darney with Streaking the Lawn the SB Nation Virginia Cavaliers blog to talk everything Ty Jerome.

3 years at Virginia- Sophomore and Junior …

152. Phoenix Suns Forwards Stack Up Against the West. Pt 2

September 16th, 2019


We down the Suns forwards versus the West.

SF- Kelly Oubre-  17 pts, 5 rbs, 1.5 asts, -.8 DBPM, .8 DWS

PF- Dario Saric-  10.6 pts, 5.6 rb, 1.6 asts, -1.4 DBPM, 1.2 DWS


Counting:  41.3

Defensive Adv:  -.2



151. Debating The Phoenix Suns in SI's Top 100

September 11th, 2019


Why Deandre Ayton and Dario Saric didn't make the cut and where Ricky Rubio and Devin Booker landed for SI's top 100 players

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150. Suns Season Outlook With Matt Moore of HardwoodParoxysm

September 6th, 2019


Special guest Matt Moore, famously in NBA twitter as HardwoodParoxysm, details his thoughts with Dave on:
1) should Devin Booker have played in …

149. Suns Front Court Vs The West

September 1st, 2019


We continue our series comparing the Suns starting lineup to the Western Conference. This episode, we take on the Suns projected starting front court of Oubre and Saric.

As well as Devin Booker disrespect by the …

148. Deep Dive on Suns Rookie Cam Johnson

August 26th, 2019


Espo and Dave welcome special guest Jake Lawrence... not from Statefarm but from the Tarheels Blog to talk about what fans can expect from rookie Cam …

147. The Devin Booker Double Team Debate

August 22nd, 2019


Greg Esposito and Dave King debate whether or not the internet has gone mad about Devin Booker getting frustrated by double teams in pick basketball.

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146. Suns Back Court Vs The West Pt 2

August 12th, 2019


How does the Suns back court of Booker & Rubio match up vs the West? 

We finish the series in this episode.

We also discuss- 

Alex Len's comments on the Suns

Who is more likely to be a star in Phx DeAndre Ayton or

145. Creating A Home Court Advantage For The Phoenix Suns

August 8th, 2019


Let's turn Talking Stick into a real home-court advantage for the Suns.   Jeremy Gunderson  joins the show to discuss!

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144. Suns Back Court Vs The West Part 1

August 4th, 2019


We rank the Suns projected starting lineup vs the Western Conference part 1

Suns Vegas over/unders

and break down WS 

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143. Phoenix Suns Off-Season Mailbag Jamboree

August 2nd, 2019


 On the midweek edition of the Suns Solar Panel Espo and Tim debate whether stability in the locker room is important, what really happened with …

142. How The Phoenix Suns Could Be +.500 Next Season

July 28th, 2019


 What will it take for the Suns to be above a .500 team next season? 

 We take a look a look at what it took teams last year and debate if the Suns have the pieces to make that happen this season. 

Advanced stat …

141. All Time Phoenix Suns Man Crush Team

July 25th, 2019


Espo and Dave discuss their All Time Suns Man Crush Team & share some stories about their interactions with these players

Who is yours? Hit us up …

140. James Jones Approach To Team Building

July 21st, 2019


- Suns Signing Cheick Diallo 
- BPM Breakdown & how the Suns ranked last season 
- Bender Signing with Moscow 
- Frank Kaminsky is officially a Sun 
- Oubre Presser 
- James Jones approach to team building 

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139. Suns Searching For Power Forward & Jalen Lecque hype

July 15th, 2019


 Gambo is reporting the Suns are still searching for a 3rd string power forward- we discuss their options  

Kelly Oubre has resigned with the Suns- …

138. The National Media's Grade For The Suns Off Season Is Wrong

July 11th, 2019


The National media has consistently rated the Phoenix Suns offseason as a failure. We take exception to that. 

We'll explain why they were wrong last …

137. Suns Trade Josh Jackson & Summer League Preview

July 4th, 2019


The Suns have traded Josh Jackson & DeAnthony Melton- we give our reaction to that and how James Jones is handling his assets. 

We also Preview Summer League & give details about the Meet and Greet on Saturday …

136. Ricky Rubio & The Suns Free Agency Moves

July 1st, 2019


 -We recap the Phoenix Suns start to 2019 free agency! 

-What the addition of Ricky Rubio means for the team

-Will Kelly Oubre resign

-We also reset the Suns cap situation moving forward

-And give our projected depth …

135. Resetting The Suns Cap & Roster Heading Into FA ft Jon Bloom

June 23rd, 2019


Jon Bloom stops by to give his take on the Suns draft

We reset the cap situation for the Suns heading into Free Agency

Where the roster stands

What moves the Suns can and might make to get max cap room

And if the …

134. Suns Draft Shenanigans

June 21st, 2019


We give our immediate reaction to the Suns trading TJ Warren and the #32 pick for cap space, trading back to #11 for Dario Saric & selecting …

133. ESPN's Bobby Marks On Suns Draft & Free Agency

June 16th, 2019


Front Office Insider for ESPN/ Former VP/Assistant GM of the NJ/Brooklyn Nets Bobby Marks joins us to discuss the Suns thinking heading into the draft and what realistic options they have for free agency. 

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133. Can Devin Booker Carry This Suns Team?

June 13th, 2019


We debate if Devin Booker is a true 1A as heads into the first year of his max contract. What should we expect from this Suns team with Devin Booker …

Ep. 132- As Suns Head Into Free Agency, What Should You Believe?

June 10th, 2019


 As the Phoenix Suns head into free agency, there will be a lot of conflicting reports fed by front offices and agents with agendas. What should you …

Ep. 131- Will The Suns Trade Their #6 Draft Pick?

June 6th, 2019


  Suns open to trading No. 6 pick for veteran point guard, Reported by Jonathan Givony of ESPN

  Gambo reported otherwise- but to keep eye on free …

Ep. 130- The Suns Answer At Power Forward

June 2nd, 2019


The impact losing will have on the Suns fanbase for years to come

Summer League get together

Discussing possible mutual interest between the Suns …

Ep. 129- All-Star Point Guard Trade Options For The Suns

May 30th, 2019


On this midweek shorter episode we break down what All-Star level point guards could be available for trade

and more importantly, what the Suns would …

Ep. 128- Robert Sarver A Changed Owner?

May 27th, 2019


 Robert Sarver Selling The Team?

Which Suns player is most likely to listen to The National

 We break down the rumor The Suns are looking for a combo guard this offseason, we discuss realistic options 

Monty Williams …

Ep. 127- Suns Cap Situation Heading Into Free Agency

May 20th, 2019


- Resetting the Suns salary cap now that they have the 6th pick in the draft 

- Ways the Phoenix Suns can target a max player by clearing cap 

- Will …

Ep. 126- The Suns Pick 6th. What Now?

May 15th, 2019


We give our live reaction to the Suns picking 6th and predict the most likely moves that they'll now have to make this offseason.

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Ep. 125- Monty Williams Analysis

May 4th, 2019


We discuss the implications of the Suns new coach, Monty Williams & if this signals a change from Suns ownership about the future stability of the franchise. 


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Ep. 124- What Suns Players Really Thought Of The Phoenix Suns

April 29th, 2019


 Ashley Nevel (@AshleyNevel) of Brightside Of The Sun join us to discuss  

- Suns coaching search including Monty Williams, David Vanterpool, Nate …

Ep 123- Sam Vecenie on the Phoenix Suns 'idiot proof' off season.

April 22nd, 2019


Sam Vecenie from The Athletic joins to discuss

   -- What are realistic trades anyway? -- Who can the Suns target in free agency? -- A Suns team built in the image of Jimmer Fredette -- What IS a realistic trade, …

Ep. 122- Suns 'New' Front Office & The Real Reason Earl Watson Was Fired

April 15th, 2019


 - The front office is now official with Trevor Buckstein & Jeff Bower reporting to James Jones

 - What impact will Jeff Bower have in Phoenix? 

 - Is James Jones the right pick for GM 

- BREAKING: The REAL reason …

Ep 121- Where The Suns Go Next

April 8th, 2019


And a recap of the 2018-2019 season

 Justin from Fanning The Flames Podcast fills in for Dave  We talk:  

- Suns player development staff 

- Who …

Ep. 120- Devin Booker Is...

April 1st, 2019


- A rebuttal to Ben Golliver's Devin Booker take

- Why the national media doesn't think Devin Booker is anything more than a volume scorer

- We look …

Ep. 119- Suns Pushing Booker To The Edge (59 points!)

March 27th, 2019


1) Greg pays off his lost bet

2) Will TJ Warren return this season? 

3) How important is it to bring back Kelly Oubre next season? 

4) Would a …

Ep. 118- Small Forward Musical Chairs. Who's In And Who's Out

March 18th, 2019


With special guest Jim Coughenour of Brightside Of The Sun 


- Luke Walton vs Igor Kokoskov 

- Why Igor isn’t playing DeAnthony Melton

- Defensive impact of Kelly Oubre and Mikal Bridges

- Can the Suns keep Oubre and …

Ep 117- Phoenix Suns Finding Success

March 11th, 2019


- Devin Booker youngest player to score 500 3 pointers

- Is Suns recent success sustainable? 

- DeAndre Ayton's improved defense

- How much will Kelly Oubre take to retain in RFA? 

- Josh Jackson

- 5 and 3 man lineup …

Ep. 116- Phoenix Suns Front Office- Who's At Fault?

March 4th, 2019


 On today's episode we talk- 

What the hell is going on with the Suns front office? 

James Jones is NOT the problem 

Can the league do anything about Robert Sarver? 

Eric Bledsoe resigning with the Bucks 

Channing Frye …

Ep. 115- Phoenix Suns Death By 1,000 Cuts

February 25th, 2019


 Justin from Fanning The Flames Podcast joins the Suns Solar Panel for this episode  

We talk:  Brian Windhorst comments on Suns owenrship

 Why the …

Ep 114- Staying Positive About The Phoenix Suns

February 18th, 2019


  - Mikal Bridges defense & his high ceiling as a player

- Devin Booker offensive play type statistical breakdown/Synergy

- How to fix All-Star …

Ep 113- Trade Deadline Over. What's Next

February 11th, 2019


 - Was Tyler Johnson the best the Suns could do at the deadline

 - Grading who had the best trade deadline in the NBA

 - We go on for a bit about the …

Ep. 112- Suns Trade Deadline Preview

February 4th, 2019


- Who are the Suns most likely to trade

- What are the most likely trade targets

- Is there truth to the trade rumors we've heard already

- Why the Suns haven't been players in any Star trades so far

- Will James Jones …

Ep. 111- Phoenix Suns Sellers At Trade Deadline

January 28th, 2019


Who are the players most likely to go? 

Does the lack of relationships James Jones has with front offices hinder the Suns at the deadline?

Dragan Bender's new NBA career

And Duane Rankin of AZ Central stops by the …

Ep. 110- Free Throws, poor defense or biased refs?

January 21st, 2019


 - New nicknames for Mikal Bridges

 - The NAZ Suns becoming the Rodeo Clowns - Is the NBA biased against the Suns & therefore not giving them …

Ep. 109- The 2019 Free Agency PG Class

January 14th, 2019


The free agency point guard class of 2019 & what restricted free agents the Suns might target 

We break down James Jones exclusive interview at Brightside Night

Where James Jones thinks the Suns will find their PG

Ep. 108- Devin Booker All-Star, Suns Slow Starts & New Years Resolutions

January 7th, 2019


New year, new Suns? 

We discuss Devin Booker's chances of making the All-Star team

The Suns slow starts & what Igor can do to fix it

2019 …

Ep. 107- Nate Duncan on Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton & The Suns

December 31st, 2018


Nate Duncan, host of Dunc'd On Podcast, joins us to discuss his recent Prospects Under 23 episode and why he ranked Devin Booker in tier 4.

We discuss DeAndre Ayton- Where he's excelled and where he needs to improve.

Ep. 106- True Leadership On This Suns Team Wasn't Bought

December 22nd, 2018


The Suns have dumped a massive amount of their salary into veteran "leaders" who haven't panned out. We talk about the veteran leaders who have made a positive impact.

Does Ayton have a chance at ROY?

Kelly Oubre's fit …

Ep. 105- Dear Robert Sarver

December 17th, 2018


- Understanding the 3 way trade debocile

- Grading the Ariza trade in its final form

- Robert Sarver's God awful week & really entire tenure as …

E. 104 ft Bob Young of the Athletic- The Golden Age Of The Suns

December 11th, 2018


Veteran Suns beat writer Bob Young joins us to discuss his experiences over the last 13 years covering the Suns including the differences in …

Solar Panel Ep. 102- Suns In The Clutch

November 26th, 2018


- During the clutch, are the Suns a one trick pony? How can Igor improve on that and in theory, the results

- Are people too critical of DeAndre …

Ep. 101- Point Book, Markel Fultz, John Wall, Bradley Beal

November 22nd, 2018


- The Desert City 6

- Where Suns players rank is the just released Real Plus Minus stasticial leaders

- Is Markel Fultz woth a flyer? And what SHOULD …

100th Episode- 3J Warren & Mikal Bridges Shine

November 19th, 2018


- We share one Suns fans story of how he became a life long Phoenix Suns fan

- Should the Suns acquire Melo?

- Should the Suns have put in their …

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