The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Show

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

An episode of The 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.
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Ep 123- Sam Vecenie on the Phoenix Suns 'idiot proof' off season.
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, anyway? -- Who can the Suns target in free agency? -- Enter Sam Vecenie with...  -- How the Suns off season is kind of "idiot proof" -- What the basketball world thinks about James Jones -- Who is Josh Jackson? -- Can Kelly Oubre Jr. expect more than the mid-level? -- How much more growth we need from Deandre Ayton to justify that #1 overall pick? -- Does the Suns front office really actually think Ja Morant is a better talent than Zion Williamson?!  Sponsor:
April 22, 2019
Ep. 122- Suns 'New' Front Office & The Real Reason Earl Watson Was Fired
 - 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 Earl Watson was fired  - What will the Suns do with their draft pick?   - Should the Suns trade the pick before the lottery?   - The cap situation and what avenues they have to improve this offseason   - Is Igor's job safe?   Official Sponsor:  Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel:
April 15, 2019
Ep 121- Where The Suns Go Next
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 will be traded before next season  - The second most impactful player this season  - Who the general Manager of the Suns will be  - The weirdest thing to happen to the Phoenix Suns this season  - Tyler Johnson's impact  - If we think Dragan Bender will return  - What FA SG is most likely to back Devin Booker up  - We grade Igor's first year as head coach  - and what the Suns will do with this years draft pick  Subscribe to our Youtube Channel:
April 8, 2019
Ep. 120- Devin Booker Is...
- 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 at the history of Star players on bad teams and where Booker ranks among those - A little preview into the NBA Draft and what the Suns might do with their pick - Jimmer getting benched at home - Kelly Oubre trademarking "Valley Boyz" Subscribe to our youtube channel:
April 1, 2019
Ep. 119- Suns Pushing Booker To The Edge (59 points!)
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 competent NBA wing be just as good as Oubre?  5) Is Tyler Johnson the answer at PG next season?  6) When will Devin Booker demand a trade?  7) Jimmer Mania  Subscribe to our Youtube Channel:
March 27, 2019
Ep. 118- Small Forward Musical Chairs. Who's In And Who's Out
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 Bridges - Does Oubre hinder Mikal Bridges development? - If the Suns keep both Oubre & Bridges, what happens to Josh Jackson and TJ Warren? - Why we expect TJ Warren to return before the end of the season - Summing up the Suns wins vs the Bucks & Warriors - How the Suns lost at the end of regulation to the Rockets - The Tank Race & where the Suns are likely to wind up Subscribe to our Youtube Channel:
March 18, 2019
Ep 117- Phoenix Suns Finding Success
- 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 net ratings - Igor's improved coaching and substitutions  Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel-
March 11, 2019
Ep. 116- Phoenix Suns Front Office- Who's At Fault?
 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 retirement  Josh Jackson not showing up to autograph signing  Suns nearly firing Igor  And oh yea, the Suns won a game  Video Version Of Episode-
March 4, 2019
Ep. 115- Phoenix Suns Death By 1,000 Cuts
 Justin from Fanning The Flames Podcast joins the Suns Solar Panel for this episode   We talk:  Brian Windhorst comments on Suns owenrship  Why the Suns will never pull out of this with Robert Sarver  Why Sarver must sell the team  Is Devin Booker a true 1A?  DeAndre Ayton becoming the alpha   and lots more Phoenix Suns talk!  Check Out Our Podcast On Youtube:
February 25, 2019
Ep 114- Staying Positive About The Phoenix Suns
  - Mikal Bridges defense & his high ceiling as a player - Devin Booker offensive play type statistical breakdown/Synergy - How to fix All-Star weekend - What Suns player should be in the skills contest - World vs USA Game and how Ayton performed  - How to improve the dunk contest - SMART Jersey’s and why Lakers fans will love it - Markieff Morris and his new home in the NBA - The great Suns Twitter Meltdown of 2019 Youtube Channel:
February 18, 2019
Ep 113- Trade Deadline Over. What's Next
 - 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 Gorilla  - Did Suns dodge a bullet in not acquiring LaVar Ball? ;) - Should Suns have gone after Markell Fultz or Jabari Parker - Josh Jackson turned a corner?  And what's next with this Suns team through the rest of the season. 
February 11, 2019
Ep. 112- Suns Trade Deadline Preview
- 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 lack of front office experience hurt the Suns during the tradeline - We debut a brand new segment, Solar Vortex 
February 4, 2019
Ep. 111- Phoenix Suns Sellers At Trade Deadline
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 discuss the Suns players only meeting
January 28, 2019
Ep. 110- Free Throws, poor defense or biased refs?
 - New nicknames for Mikal Bridges  - The NAZ Suns becoming the Rodeo Clowns - Is the NBA biased against the Suns & therefore not giving them calls?  - Is Devin Booker the next Carmelo Anthony? - Should the Suns insert Oubre into the starting lineup? And if so, who should he replace?
January 21, 2019
Ep. 109- The 2019 Free Agency PG Class
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 Quincy Acy signing
January 14, 2019
Ep. 108- Devin Booker All-Star, Suns Slow Starts & New Years Resolutions
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 Resolutions for the Suns 9 man rotation, Coaching Staff & Front Office 
January 7, 2019
Ep. 107- Nate Duncan on Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton & The Suns
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. And of coarse, we ask Nate directly if he's biased towards the Suns.   Find us on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram & Twitter @ Suns Solar Panel   Tim Tompkins (@RadioTimNBA), Dave King (@DaveKingNBA), Greg Esposito (@Espo) 
December 31, 2018
Ep. 106- True Leadership On This Suns Team Wasn't Bought
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 with the team An arena update Josh Jackson's improved play and where the Suns are defensively.    Find us on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram & Twitter @ Suns Solar Panel Tim Tompkins (@RadioTimNBA), Dave King (@DaveKingNBA), Greg Esposito (@Espo)
December 22, 2018
Ep. 105- Dear Robert Sarver
- Understanding the 3 way trade debocile - Grading the Ariza trade in its final form - Robert Sarver's God awful week & really entire tenure as an owner - The Suns have won 2 games in a row for the first time in nearly a year - The impact Oubre & Rivers will have on the Suns rotations & season as a while   Find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter @ Suns Solar Panel Tim Tompkins (@RadioTimNBA), Dave King (@DaveKingNBA), Greg Esposito (@Espo)
December 17, 2018
E. 104 ft Bob Young of the Athletic- The Golden Age Of The Suns
Veteran Suns beat writer Bob Young joins us to discuss his experiences over the last 13 years covering the Suns including the differences in ownership, culture, and management. We get a bit nostalgic discussing the 90's era, some highlights etc Don't worry- there's enough discussion of this current Suns cohort too.
December 11, 2018
Solar Panel Ep. 102- Suns In The Clutch
- 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 Ayton's defense? - Will running Point Book put more wear and tear on his body? - Richaun Holmes has been playing strong. Does he deserve a chance to start? - Should the Suns try a twin towers lineup? - Three headlines from Suns Reddit   Find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter @ Suns Solar Panel Tim Tompkins (@RadioTimNBA), Dave King (@DaveKingNBA), Greg Esposito (@Espo)
November 26, 2018
Ep. 101- Point Book, Markel Fultz, John Wall, Bradley Beal
- 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 the Suns give up to acquire him? - Is John Wall worth a God father trade? - Would Bradley Beal and Devin Booker back court work?   Find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter @ Suns Solar Panel Tim Tompkins (@RadioTimNBA), Dave King (@DaveKingNBA), Greg Esposito (@Espo)
November 22, 2018
100th Episode- 3J Warren & Mikal Bridges Shine
- 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 chips for Jimmy Butler - Josh Jackson's comments on Devin Booker's turnovers - Devin Booker shooting woes - Is Mikal Bridges the answer? & Advanced stats to back it up - 3J Warren emerging as a star? - TJ Warren & Josh Jackson got beef? - Why isn't Troy Daniels playing? - Ariza heading to Rockets rumors
November 19, 2018
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