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Empire of the Suns

ArizonaSports.com's Kevin Zimmerman and Kellan Olson break down the storylines surrounding the Phoenix Suns every week. From in-depth analysis to breaking news reactions, the Empire of the Suns podcast has you covered for everything Suns.
January 31, 2023

Mikal trends up, D.A. trends down and a Suns trade deadline preview - Jan. 31

Mikal Bridges is still growing, and the Phoenix Suns have options -- not to mention big questions about Deandre Ayton -- before the NBA trade deadline. It's our trade deadline preview.   (56:19)
January 25, 2023

Mat Ishbia's time is near, Mikal Bridges' midrange and the wild NBA standings - Jan. 25

Kellan and Kevin go quick-fire through Mat Ishbia's pending purchase, Mikal Bridges finding confidence in a bigger role and the Suns' crazy place in the Western Conference standings.   (32:10)
January 18, 2023

Can we try to be optimistic about the Suns? Let's try - Jan. 18

The Phoenix Suns are struggling, but some health updates and the trade deadline nearing means there is hope for them to make a run upcoming.   (40:11)
January 10, 2023

The Suns are injured, like really injured - Jan. 10

While the Suns have major injury issues, does it change anything about their philosophy heading into the NBA trade deadline? (The answer is no).   (35:29)
January 3, 2023

How bad have the Suns been and where do they go from here? - Jan. 3

Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman discuss the short-term problems and the long-term outlook for this version of the Phoenix Suns with the trade deadline in sight.   (57:50)
December 29, 2022

Devin Booker is out a month and the Suns' defense is struggling - Dec. 29

The Suns' biggest problem has been their defense, which is now more under the microscope as the offense will hope to stay afloat with Devin Booker nursing a groin strain.   (20:37)
December 20, 2022

Mat Ishbia reportedly will buy Suns from Robert Sarver

Kellan and Kevin react to the report of Mat Ishbia is finalizing a purchase of the Phoenix Suns from Robert Sarver.   (28:38)
December 15, 2022

The very real Suns-Pelicans rivalry and Chris Paul's trajectory - Dec. 15

Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman break down a very salty rivalry growing between the Suns and Pelicans, then discuss the Suns' recent woes and Chris Paul's struggles.   (51:01)
December 8, 2022

What to take from the Suns' blowouts to the Mavs, Celtics - Dec. 8

Blowout losses against the Mavericks and Celtics have shifted the tone around the Phoenix Suns. Is it time to panic as Chris Paul returns?   (40:57)
December 1, 2022

Suns roll, Book's 51 and Ayton's strong stretch - Dec. 1

Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman touch on the Suns' strong stretch led by Devin Booker -- a potential MVP candidate -- and Deandre Ayton, among others.   (50:55)
November 18, 2022

More Suns PF rumors, and Duane Washington enters the rotation - Nov. 18

As Twitter goes on the fritz, Jae Crowder maybe could be traded soon, while Duane Washington Jr. steps into the spotlight with Chris Paul injured.   (49:05)
November 8, 2022

Who's going to be the Phoenix Suns' No. 2?

With Chris Paul aging and Cam Johnson injured, there's more pressure on Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges to take on a larger offensive load.   (32:10)
October 31, 2022

It turns out the Suns are still the Suns - Oct . 31

The Suns' starting lineup is off to a hot start, but it's the bench that has been surprisingly strong through six games.   (37:48)
October 24, 2022

Three games in: Suns learning not to lean on CP3 - Oct. 24

Chris Paul is easing into things, while Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton have carried the load. Meanwhile, Jock Landale and Damion Lee stand out off the bench.   (55:02)
October 18, 2022

Cam Johnson doesn't get his extension before the Suns-Mavs opener - Oct. 18

Cam Johnson did not get his extension from the Phoenix Suns for a few reasons. That, a look ahead to the opener against the Dallas Mavericks and more.   (50:53)
October 13, 2022

Pressure's on the Suns as the season nears - Oct. 13

The preseason's over. Kellan and Kevin talk Cam Johnson's potential extension, the state of the roster and preseason takeaways.   (50:09)
October 7, 2022

Cams are injured, and what to make of 2 preseason games - Oct. 7

A loss to the Adelaide 36ers and a win over the Lakers to begin the preseason shed some light on what the Phoenix Suns reserve contributions could look like for 2022-23.   (35:18)
September 30, 2022

The Deandre Ayton-Monty Williams void, and the Suns' continuity - Sept. 30

Deandre Ayton and Monty Williams have a problem between them, Cam Johnson will start and the Suns hope to make more tweaks because of their continuity.   (38:03)
September 26, 2022

Robert Sarver reactions, Deandre Ayton lead media day storylines - Sept. 26

Phoenix Suns leaders and players at media day talked about the Robert Sarver investigation, and Deandre Ayton did not help anyone move on from an offseason spent wondering if he would be elsewhere.   (49:20)
September 21, 2022

Robert Sarver decides to sell the Suns and a media day preview - Sept. 21

Robert Sarver announced he will sell the Phoenix Suns eight days after learning of his suspension. Plus, basketball is around the corner.   (55:07)
September 13, 2022

The investigation of Suns owner Robert Sarver concludes - Sept. 13

The NBA suspended Suns owner Robert Sarver and fined him after an investigation into workplace misconduct. We dive into the details and look ahead to what might be next.   (26:24)
August 26, 2022

A failing offseason for the Suns? - Aug. 26

While the Phoenix Suns should win plenty of games, they've to this point failed at making the upgrades to fix the issues that ended their past two offseasons. Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman discuss that and then dive into where the Suns sit in a deep Western Conference.   (01:19:10)
August 17, 2022

Suns out, schedule's out - Aug. 17

The NBA released its 2022-23 schedule, and the Phoenix Suns will play some games. Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman take a peek at the nuances of it and also catch up on the team's two-way contract signings, Ish Wainright and Duane Washington Jr.   (34:34)
July 22, 2022

How do the Suns wait out a Kevin Durant resolution? - July 22

The Phoenix Suns' roster does not seem settled, even if Kevin Durant is stuck in Brooklyn. So how do the Suns operate around that?   (32:08)
July 14, 2022

Deandre Ayton signs an offer sheet, Suns match - July 14

Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman discuss the rapid developments that ended with Deandre Ayton remaining a member of the Phoenix Suns. Now what? Kevin Durant?   (33:54)
July 6, 2022

No news on the Kevin Durant trade front - July 6

Kevin Durant is still with the Brooklyn Nets, but the Phoenix Suns had an active weekend signing free agents who could be on the back end of the rotation.   (59:03)
June 30, 2022

Oh, Kevin Durant to the Suns is a real trade possibility - June 30

Hours before free agency opened, Kevin Durant said "no" to the Nets and "yes" to the possibility of joining the Phoenix Suns. Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman react.   (21:05)
June 28, 2022

A Phoenix Suns free agency preview - June 28

Kevin Durant appears to be staying put, the market for Deandre Ayton could be thinning and the rest of the free-agency class is a shrug.   (01:02:51)
June 24, 2022

No NBA Draft picks, but a weird ESPN story about it - June 24

The Phoenix Suns didn't trade into the 2022 NBA Draft, which is fine. An odd ESPN story about their draft strategy was less fine.    (01:06:35)
June 21, 2022

Do the Phoenix Suns trade into the 2022 NBA Draft? - June 21

It's our NBA Draft preview, where we started by discussing rumors of a top-10 trade-in and another report about interest in Rockets guard Eric Gordon.   (01:07:02)
June 10, 2022

Deandre Ayton now seems likely on his way out - June 10

The noise says Deandre Ayton won't be back with the Phoenix Suns. We reflect on why that is, how we got here and what the Suns could potentially aim for in sign-and-trade opportunities.   (51:53)
May 19, 2022

Deandre Ayton and the Suns' other big offseason questions - May 19

We turn our attention to Deandre Ayton's restricted free agency and how the Phoenix Suns react to falling short of their 2022-23 goals.   (01:14:17)
May 15, 2022

Suns flop in shocking fashion in Game 7, season over - May 15

The Phoenix Suns' season ended with a blowout home loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman try to make sense of the team falling well short of expectations.   (41:23)
May 13, 2022

Mavs force Game 7 after another odd Suns loss w/ Dave Burns - May 13

Kellan Olson is joined by 98.7 FM's Dave Burns to discuss the Suns' befuddling Game 6 loss to the Mavericks. What went wrong? Can we explain it? Who needs to step up for Game 7?   (46:34)
May 11, 2022

Suns 1 win away from return to WCF w/ Vince Marotta - May 11

Kellan Olson is joined by 98.7 FM's Vince Marotta. They discuss a blowout Game 5 win for the Suns, what changed compared to the two games in Dallas and expectations for Game 6.   (33:19)
May 9, 2022

Monty Williams COTY, Suns tied up 2-2 vs. Mavs w/ Jon Bloom - May 9

Kellan Olson is joined by Suns broadcaster Jon Bloom to discuss Monty Williams winning Coach of the Year before diving into the Suns' loss in Game 4 against the Mavericks and how they see the rest of the series playing out.   (35:15)
May 7, 2022

Suns stumble in Game 3 vs. Mavericks w/ David and Max - May 7

Kellan Olson is joined by The Four Point Play Newsletter's David and Max to discuss what went wrong for the Suns in their Game 3 loss to the Mavericks and what needs to change for Game 4.   (26:24)
May 5, 2022

Suns take commanding 2-0 lead over Mavericks w/ Brendon Kleen - May 5

Kellan Olson is joined by Locked on Suns' Brendon Kleen to discuss how much they read into two strong Phoenix performances that indicate this series against Dallas could be a big mismatch.   (26:02)
May 3, 2022

Suns have strong Game 1 vs. Mavs w/ Mike Vigil and Sam Cooper - May 3

Kellan Olson is joined by The Timeline Podcast's Mike Vigil and Sam Cooper to discuss how the Suns played in a Game 1 win against the Mavericks, how optimistic they are for Phoenix in the rest of the series and what tweaks could come in Game 2.   (39:52)
May 1, 2022

How the Suns match up with the Mavericks for the second round - May 1

Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman preview the Phoenix Suns' second-round series against the Mavericks. Do the Mavs have enough punch beyond Luka Doncic? And how much will Deandre Ayton be a problem for Dallas?   (30:17)
April 28, 2022

Suns end Pels by a perfect Chris Paul game and Devin Booker's return - April 28

Chris Paul made all 14 of his buckets and Devin Booker did enough as the Suns got through their first-round series against the Pelicans.   (35:34)
April 27, 2022

Mikal Bridges - April 27

Mikal Bridges scored 31 and played lockdown defense as the Suns put the Pelicans on elimination notice with a Game 5 victory.   (31:51)
April 25, 2022

After Game 4, we declare these aren't the 64-win Suns - April 25

The New Orleans Pelicans tied up their series with the Phoenix Suns via a Game 4 win, and we continue wondering why the No. 1 seed doesn't look like itself.   (26:56)
April 23, 2022

Deandre Ayton, Chris Paul help pull Suns past Pelicans in Game 3 - April 22

Deandre Ayton hit a playoff career-high, Chris Paul again hit 19 points in the fourth, and the Suns pulled ahead of the Pelicans in the series with a Game 3 win.   (34:28)
April 20, 2022

Devin Booker gets hurt, Suns lose Game 2 vs. Pelicans - April 19

Devin Booker injured his hamstring, but other issues cropped up for the Phoenix Suns in a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.   (27:33)
April 17, 2022

Chris Paul goes for 30 in Game 1 as Suns beat Pelicans - April 17

Chris Paul went off, Jonas Valanciunas got a lot of rebounds and the Phoenix Suns pulled out a Game 1 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans to open their playoffs.   (28:26)
April 16, 2022

It's Suns vs. Pelicans in the 1st round: A preview - April 15

The Pelicans dropped the Clippers to earn a first-round appearance against the Phoenix Suns. There are storylines and matchups to parse through.   (33:17)
April 11, 2022

End of regular season wrap-up - April 11

The Suns closed the regular season with 64 wins. We talk about the decision to cut Frank Kaminsky for Ish Wainright, the play-in matchup possibilities and more.   (51:11)
April 5, 2022

Mailbag: Forcasting the Suns' playoff opponents and more - April 5

Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman take questions from listeners as the Suns look to end a two-game skid by ending the Lakers' play-in hopes, including a peek at which teams they should want to avoid in the playoffs.   (58:28)
March 28, 2022

Suns players up for NBA season-end awards after clinching No. 1 - March 28

Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman make their cases for postseason NBA awards that are within reach of individual Phoenix Suns after the team clinched the No. 1 seed throughout the playoffs.   (53:48)
March 22, 2022

Chris Paul nears return, Suns can wrap No. 1 seed - March 22

Chris Paul is back at practice. How should the Phoenix Suns utilize their key players after locking up the top seed? And should Mikal Bridges get more NBA Defensive Player of the Year juice?Plus more Cats Talk.   (40:35)
March 14, 2022

Are the Suns playing at their best? - March 14

The Phoenix Suns have been without Chris Paul and Cam Johnson for their latest stretch, but it could be argued they're playing at their best. Plus, our thoughts on the Lakers and Anthony Davis' comment about losing to the Suns last year.   (45:21)
March 9, 2022

No Devin Booker, no Chris Paul, lots of learning - March 9

Without Devin Booker or Chris Paul, the Phoenix Suns leaned more on Cam Payne, Cam Johnson and other role players to go 3-1. What did we learn about the four-game stretch?   (33:30)
February 28, 2022

A Phoenix Suns losing streak is a rare thing - Feb. 28

The Phoenix Suns have lost two games in a row. What has Chris Paul's absence meant, and what real things can we take away from it? Plus, an Arizona Wildcats segment at the end for ourselves.   (46:34)
February 22, 2022

How Chris Paul's thumb injury will impact the Suns - Feb. 22

Chris Paul's thumb injury leaves a lot of questions: Can the Phoenix Suns stay atop the Western Conference? And how will the team adjust without him?   (47:52)
February 16, 2022

Aaron Holiday flashes, and who is the Suns' real MVP?

Aaron Holiday has looked good to start his Suns career, and which player is the Suns' real MVP: Devin Booker or Chris Paul?   (34:19)
February 11, 2022

Suns run through Bulls, 76ers and Bucks - Feb. 11

The Suns ran through a string of elite Eastern Conference teams capped by an NBA Finals rematch win against the Bucks. Plus a quick followup on the trade deadline and the Aaron Holiday deal.   (36:58)
February 10, 2022

Suns trade for Torrey Craig, add Aaron Holiday from Wizards

Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman react to the Phoenix Suns' trade deadline deals for Torrey Craig (again) and Aaron Holiday before a busy night that includes Bucks-Suns.   (24:56)
January 31, 2022

Small-ball Suns and what to expect at the trade deadline

Kevin returns from paternity leave and is filled in by Kellan about what's up with the Phoenix Suns as the trade deadline nears.   (46:46)
January 27, 2022

Trade deadline preview: Needs and targets ft. David and Max - Jan. 27

Kellan Olson is joined by David and Max of the Seven Seconds or Less Podcast to discuss the All-Star starters and recent play of the team before going through every detail of the trade deadline.   (01:26:27)
January 21, 2022

Suns' title chances, ASG voting, trade targets ft. Sam Cooper and Mike Vigil - Jan. 21

Sam Cooper and Mike Vigil of The Timeline Podcast join Kellan Olson while Kevin Zimmerman is away doing dad stuff to discuss a myriad of topics. Are the Suns the favorites to win it all? Does this yea...   (01:03:45)
January 13, 2022

Not enough from ShamPayne and a trade deadline lookahead - Jan. 13

Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman dive into what more the Suns could get from the backup backcourt of Cam Payne and Landry Shamet, then begin getting into what Phoenix has to offer -- and improve upon -- as the NBA trade deadline nears.   (36:36)
January 4, 2022

Jalen Smith gets run due to Phoenix Suns' COVID absences - Jan. 4

Jalen Smith has flashed with the Phoenix Suns, but his strong play doesn't answer the questions about his place on the team.   (32:36)
December 28, 2021

The COVID wave has hit the Suns - Dec. 28

The Phoenix Suns lasted longer than most but were impacted by a league-wide wave of COVID-19 cases after Christmas. That and what we're seeing from the Suns of late.   (38:08)
December 20, 2021

Book's back after Suns cruise without him; COVID-19 hitting NBA hard - Dec. 20

We review the Phoenix Suns' run without Devin Booker a game after his return. Plus, what does the latest COVID-19 news in the NBA mean for Phoenix?   (39:01)
December 9, 2021

Splitting vs. the Warriors and life without Devin Booker - Dec. 9

There's lots to talk about after the Phoenix Suns lost Devin Booker, saw their winning streak end at 18 and split two games last week vs. the Golden State Warriors.   (46:24)
November 29, 2021

The very good Suns face the very good Warriors - Nov. 29

The 17-3 Phoenix Suns face the 18-2 Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. There is lots of potential for good basketball and entertainment.   (39:56)
November 23, 2021

Phoenix Suns' win streak hits 13 - Nov. 23

The Phoenix Suns are playing pretty, pretty good right now. We touch on everyone from Devin Booker to Chris Paul to Deandre Ayton, and consider what could be shored up moving forward.   (53:16)
November 12, 2021

Frank Kaminsky elbows into a bigger role - Nov. 12

The latest news surrounding the investigation into the Phoenix Suns, and a lot more on the progress Frank Kaminsky has made this season.   (40:36)
November 5, 2021

ESPN report drops; Suns hot and cold vs. Pels, Rockets - Nov. 5

The ESPN story filled with allegations against Robert Sarver dropped. We discuss what we know, who has said what in the aftermath and then get to the two up-and-down wins against the Pelicans and Rockets.   (52:19)
November 1, 2021

Suns up and down to start, Jalen Smith's option declined - Nov. 1

The Suns lost in disappointing fashion to the Kings but rebounded against a fun Cavaliers team. Plus, Phoenix has reportedly declined to pick up Jalen Smith's third-year option.   (41:39)
October 25, 2021

Non-basketball controversy and evaluating the Suns after 3 games - Oct. 25

Three games into the season, the Phoenix Suns were subjects of a weird scoop of a unpublished scoop with accusations against the franchise. On the court, things are off to a bumpy start.   (27:49)
October 19, 2021

No deal: What's behind the Deandre Ayton non-extension? - Oct. 19

The Phoenix Suns didn't extend Deandre Ayton after negotiations went south, so what comes next? That and a quick look at the start of the season.   (38:06)
October 15, 2021

Still no extensions for Suns' Ayton, Bridges - Oct. 15

Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges still don't have extensions done. Plus, how well-equipped is the Phoenix Suns' roster to withstand injuries?   (46:04)
October 8, 2021

Do the Suns belong atop the West? A full NBA preview for 2021-22 - Oct. 8

Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman run down the latest Phoenix Suns news before considering where the Suns belong in the NBA hierarchy. It's a full preview of the 2021-22 NBA landscape.   (01:11:48)
September 30, 2021

We're back! The Ayton and Bridges extensions, plus Suns media day - Sept. 30

We discuss whether to be concerned about Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges not receiving extensions to this point, what we learned at Suns media day and what Landry Shamet can bring.   (43:16)
August 10, 2021

Elfrid Payton, Jalen Smith and Summer Suns - Aug. 10

Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman discuss the Phoenix Suns' reported addition of Elfrid Payton, what more the team can do this offseason. Plus, we break down Jalen Smith's play on the Summer Suns and potential role on the regular season roster.   (46:27)
August 6, 2021

Suns free agency, Jalen Smith's Summer League and USA gold - Aug. 6

We talk about the Phoenix Suns' running it back with much of the same roster, Jalen Smith's big Summer League upcoming and USA Basketball's gold medal helped by Devin Booker's strong defensive play.   (50:40)
August 2, 2021

Chris Paul and Cam Payne are back, and JaVale McGee joins the Suns - Aug. 2

The Suns moved quickly to agree with Chris Paul and Cam Payne, and they also shored up the center depth by signing Olympian JaVale McGee in the first hours of free agency.   (33:30)
July 29, 2021

Suns trade for Landry Shamet, out of 2021 NBA Draft - July 29

The Phoenix Suns traded Jevon Carter and their No. 29 overall pick for Landry Shamet. Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman discuss what Shamet brings and what dipping out of the draft says about the team's thought process before getting into free agency.   (55:52)
July 28, 2021

Our one and only Suns 2021 NBA Draft preview - July 28

It's our only 2021 NBA Draft preview for the Phoenix Suns this year. Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman run through as many prospects as they can ahead of Phoenix's big day, where it holds the No. 29 pick.   (01:01:29)
July 21, 2021

Giannis and the Bucks take Game 6 and the Finals from the Suns - July 21

Giannis Antetokounmpo put up 50 points for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns floundered down the stretch of a Game 6 NBA Finals loss. What's to take from a championship series loss?   (27:11)
July 17, 2021

Suns pushed to the brink as Bucks stars grab Game 5 - July 17

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton helped the Milwaukee Bucks overcome a poor start, and Devin Booker wasn't enough as the Phoenix Suns fell in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to trail 3-2.   (29:45)
July 16, 2021

Are Suns' losses to Bucks in NBA Finals Game 3 and 4 about strategy?

Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman discuss what's gone wrong with the Phoenix Suns in consecutive NBA Finals losses to the Milwaukee Bucks. Is it about strategy or just better play from the Bucks?   (30:30)
July 11, 2021

Suns flop as Giannis soars for Bucks in NBA Finals Game 3 - July 11

Giannis Antetokounmpo starred again, and Devin Booker struggled among other Phoenix Suns in a Game 3 NBA Finals loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Should the Suns be concerned?   (26:19)
July 9, 2021

Suns bomb away from 3 vs. Bucks to take Game 2 of NBA Finals - July 9

The Suns hit 20 three-pointers and with the help of Devin Booker and Mikal Bridges survived a monster third quarter from Giannis Antetokounmpo to win Game 2 of the NBA Finals.   (30:08)
July 6, 2021

Booker, CP3 and Ayton maul Bucks as Suns take Game 1 of NBA Finals - July 6

Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton made their first NBA Finals games each look good in a 118-105 win against a returning Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.   (24:20)
July 5, 2021

How the Suns match up with the Bucks in the NBA Finals - July 5

The Milwaukee Bucks face the Phoenix Suns in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. Here's what matchups could dictate the series as Giannis Antetokounmpo's injury status remains to-be-determined.   (29:33)
July 1, 2021

The Suns are headed to the NBA Finals - July 1

Kellan Olson from Los Angeles and Kevin Zimmerman back in the Valley speak after Chris Paul closed the door on the Clippers to give the Phoenix Suns their third NBA Finals berth.   (20:43)
June 28, 2021

Clippers get early punch to take Game 5 from Suns - June 28

Paul George put in a monster game and the Clippers beat up the Suns early on in a Game 5 Western Conference Finals to win.   (18:09)
June 27, 2021

Deandre Ayton flexes in ugly Game 4 win for the Suns over the Clippers - June 27

The Phoenix Suns used a monster game from Deandre Ayton to pull out a slugfest against the Los Angeles Clippers to take a 3-1 series lead.   (30:30)
June 25, 2021

CP3, Booker struggle in Suns' Game 3 loss to Clippers - June 25

Devin Booker and Chris Paul played off-kilter basketball in the Phoenix Suns' Game 3 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. How concerned should the Suns be with a 2-1 series lead?   (17:14)
June 23, 2021

Deandre Ayton's Valley-Oop sends Suns past Clippers in wild Game 2 - June 23

Deandre Ayton caught an alley-oop over the rim in the final second, and the Phoenix Suns went ahead 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals.   (33:12)
June 20, 2021

Devin Booker's triple-double helps Suns take down Clippers in Game 1 - June 20

Devin Booker put up 40 points and his first career triple-double as the Suns won Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Clippers.   (23:34)
June 17, 2021

Chris Paul and COVID-19, Kawhi's injury and Clippers-Jazz gets weird - June 17

Kellan Olson and Kevin Zimmerman discuss the unknowns about Chris Paul's status for the Western Conference Finals, touch on the Clippers-Jazz series and get hit by news of Rick Carlisle's departure from the Mavericks.   (18:40)
June 13, 2021

Suns sweep the Nuggets to make the Western Conference Finals - June 13

Chris Paul went to the elbow a ton, Nikola Jokic got ejected and Devin Booker added to the Suns' big night as Phoenix swept the Denver Nuggets to advance to the Western Conference Finals.   (22:19)
June 12, 2021

Suns put the Nuggets on the brink despite Nikola Jokic's effort - June 12

Nikola Jokic put up a historic line, but Deandre Ayton, Chris Paul and Devin Booker stepped up to put the Suns ahead of the Nuggets 3-0 in the Western Conference Semifinals.    (29:13)
June 10, 2021

Another blowout of a lifeless Nuggets team - June 10

The Suns clamped up the Nuggets not named Nikola Jokic in a 123-98 win in Game 2 thanks to another balanced effort.   (22:04)
June 8, 2021

Suns blow open doors vs. Nuggets in Game 1 - June 8

Mikal Bridges scored 23, Chris Paul took over late and Deandre Ayton traded blows with Nikola Jokic as the Phoenix Suns took Game 1 of their Western Conference Semifinals series. What did we take away from it?   (33:46)
June 4, 2021

Suns dethrone LeBron behind Devin Booker's 47, Nuggets up next - June 4

We give our final thoughts on the Suns defeating the reigning champion Lakers and look ahead to to the storylines for the Western Conference Semifinals series against the Nuggets.   (27:44)