The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Podcast

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Hosts Dave and Zona, with a lot of great guests, take you on a constant journey into the sometimes fun, sometimes painful, and always entertaining world of Phoenix basketball. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Instagram @sunssolarpanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel Blog Website: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com

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Chris Herring of SI.com joins Dave and Zona to talk about the Suns win over the Warriors on Tuesday night, the 17-game win streak, and whether the Suns are a legit contender. Throughout the show, we break down Chris' SI.com article on 16 things to like about the Suns during the at-the-time 16-game win streak. We finish by previewing Chris' book 'Blood in the Garden' on how the Knicks personify the 90s NBA. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN at this link https://tinyurl.com/DKNOVEMBER for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Dec 1

47 min 52 sec

After knocking off the East-leading Nets and extending their win streak to 16 games, the Suns are about to face off against the surging Golden State Warriors three times in the next month. Which team is better? Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN at this link https://tinyurl.com/DKNOVEMBER for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Nov 28

1 hr 8 min

Special guest Damon Allred joins Dave and Zona to debate the merits of Deandre Ayton's value in the NBA. Is he really worth the max? Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN at this link https://tinyurl.com/DKNOVEMBER for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Nov 21

1 hr 25 min

Dave talks with Tim Cato (The Athletic) about the latest news and rumors surrounding the Phoenix Suns and Mavericks, who the Suns play twice this week. We discuss the differences in the Robert Sarver and Mark Cuban sexism scandals, whether Deandre Ayton should have gotten a max extension, if Devin Booker should be a shoe-in All-Star and All-NBA, and more! Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN at this link https://tinyurl.com/DKNOVEMBER for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Nov 17

39 min 27 sec

Dave, Zona and PLR discuss how Frank the Tank, the Warden and even Downhill Doolie are among the role players who have been stars to help the Suns back toward the top of the Western Conference with a 7-game winning streak. We also discuss the latest on Sarver, including Jalen Rose's walk-back and Penny Sarver's salvos to the complainants. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN at this link https://tinyurl.com/DKNOVEMBER for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Nov 15

1 hr 19 min

What the heck is wrong with Dame this year? Are the Blazers as good as the 30-point drubbing they gave the Suns, or as bad as the 30-point loss to the Clippers the game after that? Danny Marang of Blazers media gives us an intro to the 2021-22 Blazers as only a local can. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN at this link https://tinyurl.com/DKNOVEMBER for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Nov 9

38 min 7 sec

Many allegations were made -- racism, misogyny/sexism -- but there's no smoking gun. Who can get Sarver out then? Some combination of players, staff, NBA league office, fellow owners must take the next step. Dave and Zona invite special guests Fallen Founder and Paul Richardson/PLR of the Sports Kave to discuss all the ramifications and next steps. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN at this link https://tinyurl.com/DKNOVEMBER for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Nov 7

1 hr 31 min

Eric Pincus, long time cap strategist, writer for Bleacher Report, discusses his take on the Suns recent decisions not to give a max-money extension to Deandre Ayton (he completely debunked the 3-4 yr 5-yr narrative, saying the Ayton camp never heard any kind of max level money offer from Suns), declining their option on Jalen Smith ?!?! and overall cap issues with the Suns decision to almost but not quite all the way in. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN at this link https://tinyurl.com/DKNOVEMBER for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Nov 3

58 min 46 sec

Come for the player grades, stay for the dunking on Chris Paul erasure! The Suns have stumbled out of the gate at 1-3 after many of us believed they would be even better than last year. But bad defense and bad offense have led to bad execution. Let's rate every player on the roster for their hot/not start. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN at this link (https://tinyurl.com/ycu263ks) upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Oct 30

1 hr 15 min

Another week, another game preview! The sputtering Phoenix Suns host the dangerous Sacramento Kings in a mid-week matchup at Footprint Center in Phoenix. We get you all caught up on the Kings, who have also started 1-2 but beat Suns-killing Blazers on opening night, with guest Brenden Nunez (@BrendenNunesNBA) of TheKingsHerald.com and Kings Pulse podcast. Who's playing well for the Kings this year? What should we expect on Wednesday night? Find out now... Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN at this link (https://tinyurl.com/ycu263ks) upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Oct 26

1 hr 12 min

We recap two games (Nuggets, Lakers) and preview two more (Blazers, Kings), and special guest Bob Young (Az Republic/Athletic/retired) takes us down contract negotiation memory lane of Marion and Joe Johnson contract negotiations gone bad. Oh yeah, and there's that racism and sexism claim to discuss too... Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN at this link (https://tinyurl.com/ycu263ks) upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Oct 23

1 hr 25 min

Dave previews the Suns vs. Nuggets Opening Night with Denver Stiffs/Pick Axe and Roll podcaster Ryan Blackburn, friend of the show since last playoffs. We discuss the similarities in team salary structure, the Ayton non-extension, MPJ extension, ongoing Suns-Nuggets nightmares by Nuggets fans, the size of the chip on each team's shoulders coming into the season, and we break down each team's focus for the season opener! Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Oct 19

58 min 39 sec

Dave and Zona have on popular YouTube film breakdown man and high school coach Evin Gualberto to show us new wrinkles in the Suns offense with Mikal Bridges and Landry Shamet Find Evan's work at: https://www.youtube.com/c/EvinGualberto We also discuss: •Are the Suns good or bad at drafting?  •Ayton/Bridges/Shamet extensions odds before deadline  •Suns Film Breakdown Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Oct 17

1 hr 9 min

Dave talks with NBA Insider Michael Scotto (HoopsHype.com) with latest word on Suns extensions for Ayton, Bridges, Shamet and the pitfalls of playing out the season for RFA. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Oct 13

33 min 5 sec

ICYMI Dave talks to Phoenix Suns backup point guard Cam Payne on Media Day, Sept 27, on a number of topics. Cam discusses the pressure of the playoffs, shock at CP's should injury, his historic 29/9/0 line in the Western Conference Finals, how the Suns lost the Finals, his ensuing free agency and his team outlook for 2021-22. Reposted as a solo pod in case you missed this originally tacked on to the end of our Media Day recap show. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Oct 12

13 min 49 sec

Dave and Zona catch you up on Suns news, share preseason observations so far and answer Baller questions, after spending a chunk of time breaking down BasketballNews.com's roundtable votes for best young cores in the NBA, and where the Suns stand with Spencer (Spin) Davies. Great fun with a great guest! Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Oct 10

1 hr 14 min

Dave and Zona convene for a mid-week pod where we discuss what's at stake with the Ayton extension talks, how a failure to get a contract done could impact a LOT more than just Ayton, and then Dave talks to Spurs podcaster/writer Noah from PoundingTheRock.com on what it would take to acquire Thad Young. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Oct 5

1 hr 4 min

Dave and new co-host, Zona Hoops / Brandon, are joined by Fox 10's Richard Saenz to discuss all things Suns, including the latest news, Booker's status at training camp, who's the worst guy to get 20+ minutes per game this year, who will have the biggest breakout season, what to expect in preseason games, and so much more! Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Words: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Oct 3

1 hr 13 min

Dave talks to a Nets podcaster Mike Smeltz (Glue Guys) about what Landry Shamet can bring to the Suns. Plus we talk about the Nets, East contenders, West contenders and potential for Suns/Nets Finals. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Sep 30

59 min 43 sec

Suns 2021-22 Media Day is here! Brandon Duenas (Zona Hoops) and Trevor Booth (Bright Side of the Sun) joined Dave King to recap all the interviews, what we saw, what we heard and what storylines are coming out now. We also discuss the impact of Michael Porter Jr's supermax on the contract extension talks with Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges. The show concludes with an exclusive interview with Cameron Payne on what went right/wrong in the playoffs, how free agency went for him and what wrinkles he is adding to his game to get better this season. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Sep 27

1 hr 1 min

Training Camp starts this week! Dave, Cody and Duane Rankin (azcentral.com, AZ Republic) get you ready with a recap of the latest news, rumors, key dates and all the questions we have on Media Day. Four quarters: Cross Fire -- Cody and Dave debate whether the Suns should be favored to win the West Cody's Corner -- Suns wildest over/unders in betting history Baller Talk -- Is Deandre Ayton already the greatest center in franchise history? Training Camp notes and questions with Duane Rankin Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Sep 26

1 hr 23 min

Matt Moore takes us through his prediction of the Suns this season, all the ways to bet the NBA, and what good bets you can lay on the Suns before the season starts. You'd be surprised with his over/under on the Suns win total odds, and whether he sees Booker as a good MVP bet. We also delve into how to bet NBA games, and what's the difference between betting and rooting for teams. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Sep 22

53 min 55 sec

Today's four quarters include: Exclusive intel on Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton extension talks -- which one might wait till next summer to sign???? FLEX TIME: who's working out in Phoenix already, two weeks before training camp, and who's not, plus other Suns news BALLER TALK: questions from the Flaming Ballers members of the YouTube channel including who's the best possible power forward for this team? Cards talk: Is the AZ Cardinals success sustainable? How do they compare to the Suns, and how do they differ? So much fun content here. Thanks to Flex (@FlexfromJersey) and Alex Clancy (@ClancysCorner) for joining the show! Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Sep 18

1 hr 12 min

Zach Harper (the Athletic, Sirius XM, Count the Dings, Cinephobe) shares his thoughts on the Phoenix Suns offseason, whether they are still contenders in West, why he hates Devin Booker, why he loves Devin Booker, how much Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges should get in extensions, and so much more! Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Sep 15

57 min 53 sec

Host Dave King interviews David Schuster (@Schumouse) from Chicago and Sean Saint Jacques (@ssaintj7) from NY for deep dives on new Suns players Chandler Hutchison and Elfrid Payton What did each team lose when these players were traded? Best NBA skill? Worst NBA Skill? Are there any funny stories, or something that happened that defines who he is? What can the Suns expect? Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Sep 13

46 min 26 sec

Dave King with guest co-host Jake Braunger (Fallen Founder) cover all the latest Suns news! Topics on today’s show — Chandler Hutchison signed to two-way contract, and gets a raise for his struggles Who is the Suns biggest rival now: Clippers, Lakers or Nuggets? BACK TALK: Who is in the starting lineup by playoffs? Jae or Cam J? Or will Monty go twin towers with DA and JaVale??? ;) BALLER TIME (questions from Flaming Ballers, members) A game of WOULD YOU RATHER the ultimate debate- what is your go to game snacks/meal. Find us: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SolarPanelPod with guest @FallenFounder Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Sep 11

1 hr 22 min

Dave King with guest co-host Paul Richardson (PLR) of the Kave Show and long suffering local Suns media member joins me for the live Saturday show! Topics on today's show -- PLR’s top contenders in the West Who wins the East? Where we think Ben Simmons will end up -- should it be the Suns? What other big move will happen by opening day. Hield? Lillard? McCollum? Who on the Suns will have a breakout year Who on the Suns will regress back to the mean Find us: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SolarPanelPod with guest @plronsports Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Sep 5

1 hr 8 min

Dave brings on friend of the pod John Schuhmann of NBA.com to discuss his latest NBA Power Rankings, where he ranks the Suns #1 overall in the West despite a continued question mark in the areas of interior scoring and free throw attempts. Topics on this episode include: West playoff outlook -- who's a shoe-in and who's on the Bubble Which West lotto-projected teams could crash the party like the Suns did last year How the Suns have stayed on top despite a quiet offseason Whether a player like Thaddeus Young could improve the Suns significantly Find us: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SolarPanelPod with guest @JohnSchuhmann Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! Also sponsored by Manscaped.com USE the promo code FLAMINGBALLERS for 20% off and free shipping #ad The Basketball Podcast Network

Sep 1

1 hr 13 min

We welcome Suns twitter illuminati Cody Hunt and one of the OG Flaming Ballers, Coach Fallen Founder to show this week to debate the latest Suns news, before diving into fun trivia and debating the best Suns teams in history. Could the 2021 team beat the SSOL Suns and the 1993 Suns? News  Releasing Ty-Shon this week — thoughts on no youth movement on back end of roster? Thoughts on Kevin Love or Thad Young to the Suns? Aztec uniform design — like or dislike? Any games you’re circling on the calendar? Cody’s Corner: previewing which current Suns can rise up the franchise all-time rankings this year BIG TOPIC: Is this the best Suns team ever? Find us: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SolarPanelPod with guests @MichaelVPina and @MirinFader Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Aug 29

1 hr 20 min

Seth Partnow spent three years as Director of Basketball Research with the Milwaukee Bucks, now works for The Athletic as an NBA Analyst. He joined the Solar Panel this week to discuss grouping players into tiers and where the Suns players fit in those tiers. Topics 1) his pioneering use of player tracking data 2) on getting recruited by NBA front offices 3) what he learned about team building, keeping a core together 4) how all teams group players into tiers of like value; the lower the tier the bigger the grouping 5) where the Suns players fit in those tiers, from Cam Johnson to Chris Paul 6) how much would he give Ayton and Bridges in extensions? 7) how high does he see Booker, Ayton and Bridges rising in the future? Find us: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SolarPanelPod with guest @SethPartnow Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Aug 24

1 hr 6 min

Gerald Bourguet is the NBA editor and lead Suns writer for @The_Step_Back on @FanSided. He also hosts the @ValleyoftheSuns Podcast. Former @HoopsHabit editor ALSO JOINING US is Tim Tompkins, former cohost of the Solar Panel and today’s 3rd in the threesome! Topics for the day: For Gerald: First thing’s first, why did you have to go all the way to Duluth to get a date? And why did you come back? Suns news: Schedule Christmas Day and two opening week national TV games -- what does that say about the Suns ratings power? Suns are one of only 3 teams with 3 games on those days Suns (34) have 5th most in NBA, behind only Bucks (36), Nets (38), Warriors (41) and league-high Lakers (42) https://twitter.com/edkupfer/status/1428832211516764163?s=21 Suns schedule on the “easy” side  Jerseys Using the Valley jerseys one more season Will we see a lot of goofy Jalen Smith  made first-team all Summer League -- what did you see in Smith that he can definitely, for sure, bring to the 2020-21 Suns team? Would he play ahead of Dario in any situations? (Don’t ask Tim this) They played him almost exclusively at power forward next to Kevin Alexander; do you see him doing well next to Ayton? Why/why not (Don’t ask Tim this) BIG TOPIC All these extensions — what do they tell us about Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges Per brendon Kleen, only Bam, AD and KAT are the only centers who have gotten max extension off rookie deals, and they were  All-Stars Find us: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SolarPanelPod with guests @MichaelVPina and @MirinFader Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Aug 22

1 hr 13 min

Dave King is joined by Michael Pina, a writer and podcaster with Sports Illustrated. He does the Open Floor podcast with Rohan Nadkarni and Chris Herring. In the past week, Michael has covered his top 10 duos in the NBA and his West tiers. Michael answers a series of questions, including: Why do you hate Devin Booker? You didn't even include injured duos, like Jokic/Murray and Kawhi/PG. How far down would Booker/Paul fall if everyone was healthy? You predicted the Suns would finish 4th in the West. Is that because the Suns you think the Suns will regress, or because other teams are blowing past them? Do the Suns need to make a big change to get back to the Finals? What do you see as Ayton’s ceiling? Bridges ceiling? Which team will surprise, like last year’s Suns? How much should Ayton and Bridges each get in their extensions? Part 2 is with Mirin Fader to discuss her new book on Giannis, to recap the Finals, bring up a profile she did on Michael Bridges way back in college, and to convince her to write The Book on Book next! Find us: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SolarPanelPod with guests @MichaelVPina and @MirinFader Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Aug 18

1 hr 8 min

Espo, with a dash of Justin the lawyer (8-8:10) Change to Solar Panel hosts -- Espo and Saul serve me divorce papers New feed, new look, new twitter, same Youtube John Voita (8:10-9:00) Stix forever? What is Jalen Smith's best NBA role? Does Ty-Shon have a future in the NBA Other SL observations Do the Suns need another superstar to get back to the Finals? What other moves do they need to make? Find us: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SolarPanelPod with guests @DanFavale and @KeithSmithNBA Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Aug 14

1 hr 9 min

Dave King brings you a special mid-week episode with guests Dan Favale (Bleacher Report, Hardwood Knocks pod) and Keith Smith (Spotrac, Front Office Show pod and CelticsBlog). We cover a ton of topics on free agency and where the Suns stand after the music stopped. Topics What was the most shocking signing or trade you saw in free agency? (good or bad) What’s your opinion on ‘tampering’? Which contender improved themselves the most? Which contender got worse? Which low playoff team is now a contender? Which low playoff team got worse? Which lottery team improved the most? Which lottery team got worse? How would you grade the Suns free agency? Where do the Suns now rank in the West? Are there repeat chances better or worse after free agency? Do the Suns need another superstar to get back to the Finals? What other moves do they need to make? Find us: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @SolarPanelPod with guests @DanFavale and @KeithSmithNBA Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN upon sign up for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network

Aug 12

1 hr 5 min