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The Phoenix Suns have beaten the Mavs nine straight times and just finished a perfect 5-0 road trip. Brendon Kleen reacts to a win in Dallas, as Devin Booker and Chris Paul combine for 48 points, 17 assists and just two turnovers while the Suns' defense clamps down minus Deandre Ayton to take down Luka Doncic and the Mavs on TNT. Subscribe to Locke…
 
Rudy Gobert made a fool of the whole Jazz team as the Phoenix Suns prep to take on Dallas on TNT. Brendon Kleen is joined by Aaron Edwards of All Caps NBA to discuss whether the Jazz should scare the Suns at all, why Gobert was right, and what to expect as the Suns take on the Mavs on Thursday night. To close, our first-ever edition of Explain Your…
 
While the Phoenix Suns keep a 60-plus win pace, the Warriors quietly have the third-worst offense in the NBA in January. Brendon Kleen explains why the Suns have an inside track to the 1-seed in the Western Conference, why it matters, and how they can keep it. To close, a look at which lineups have worked and haven't worked for the Suns so far this…
 
Devin Booker nearly went for 50 in a Phoenix Suns win in San Antonio, as the Suns rallied for their fourth straight W. Brendon Kleen dives into Booker's performance after being named Western Conference Player of the Week, as well as more tidbits from the win including Cam Payne's solid play in January and how the rotation looks while Deandre Ayton …
 
Another batch of NBA All-Star returns are in and Devin Booker and Chris Paul look like locks to make the Western Conference team. Brendon Kleen is joined by Aaron Edwards of All Caps NBA to discuss whether the Phoenix Suns will get Deandre Ayton or Mikal Bridges in the game as well. Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3AtuiAX Loc…
 
Jalen Smith has been linked to the Celtics, and several deals could make sense for the Phoenix Suns. Brendon Kleen is joined by Damon Allred of Bright Side of the Sun to dissect the rumors. But first, a closer look at how the Suns matched up with Toronto's small ball and what the best case scenario is for Cameron Johnson and the Suns' wing rotation…
 
Brendon Kleen recaps a... unique Phoenix Suns win, 99-95, in Toronto, including how the Suns handled the size and versatility of the Raptors with crunch time execution from Chris Paul and Devin Booker. Plus, Jalen Smith looks better in his minutes at the 4, while Cam Payne and Landry Shamet continue to get lost in the shuffle. Subscribe to Locked O…
 
Brendon Kleen previews the upcoming Phoenix Suns five-game road trip. Cam Johnson is back to the bench, can he keep up his strong play? Is the Spurs contest a trap game? And what other wacky headlines can we expect as the Suns embark on their longest trip of the year? Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3AtuiAX Locked On Suns lis…
 
Brendon Kleen looks into the race for the Western Conference after a Phoenix Suns loss, 123-100, to the Heat over the weekend. After being the first NBA team to 30 wins, the Suns are now even with Golden State. How does Klay Thompson's return affect the race for the 1-seed? What will decide who gets the top spot? Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouT…
 
Brendon Kleen recaps a smooth 106-89 win by the Phoenix Suns over the Clippers, including a career-high scoring night from Cam Johnson and what it says about his continued growth and one last case by Jalen Smith for more minutes in the frontcourt. Then, a look at the state of the Suns' roster as they decide to keep Bismack Biyombo for the full seas…
 
Brendon Kleen is joined by Aaron Edwards of All Caps NBA to discuss how the Phoenix Suns roster will shape up going forward. Will the Suns keep Bismack Biyombo? What does that mean for Jalen Smith? Should they chase the 1-seed or focus on staying healthy? And should Eric Gordon be Plan A on the trade market? Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: …
 
Brendon Kleen giggles at a 123-110 win by the Phoenix Suns led by Devin Booker and...Bismack Biyombo? Then a look at Cameron Johnson's NBA-best streak of making multiple 3s in a game and where he ranks among all-time Suns shooting specialists. To close, an update on Chandler Hutchison being cut and how the Suns' roster looks right now. Subscribe to…
 
Brendon Kleen ponders whether the new year will see the Phoenix Suns bring a Larry O'Brien NBA title to the Valley. But first, a closer look at the evolution of Jalen Smith since he was drafted in 2020, and an update on when the Suns might start getting players back from the NBA health & safety protocol. Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: http…
 
Brendon Kleen dissects a 133-99 win by the Phoenix Suns over the Hornets, including praise for the undervalued Jalen Smith and a discussion of how three-point shooting remains a big weapon for the Suns. To close, a look at the debut of Bismack Biyombo and what his arrival could mean for the Suns throughout the rest of the season. Listen to Locked O…
 
Brendon Kleen celebrates another Phoenix Suns home win over the Thunder by highlighting how the Suns are finally taking care of business against losing squads. Then it's time to imagine a world in which Devin Booker could average 30 per game, before closing with the Timeline Suns All-Stars. Will Thunder starter Ty Jerome make the cut? Subscribe to …
 
Brendon Kleen answers a simple question: Do Phoenix Suns fans have anything to worry about after home losses to Golden State and Memphis? It's time for a look at what Deandre Ayton means and why he has to play well, Devin Booker's career-best shooting, and what we've learned about this team nearly halfway through the season -- mailbag style. Subscr…
 
Brendon Kleen reacts to the Phoenix Suns falling to Memphis, 114-113, by a late dagger from Ja Morant. Despite 30 points from Devin Booker, the Suns were not able to handle Memphis' size and scoring punch. Plus, a look at Kevin Young and his handling of acting head coach duties while Monty Williams is out in the health and safety protocol. Subscrib…
 
Brendon Kleen looks back at the Phoenix Suns' 116-107 loss to the Warriors on Christmas Day, starting with the promising defensive performance led by Mikal Bridges, then a warning about the offense as some problems from last year's Finals cropped up again against the Warriors' suffocating scheme. To close, three key lessons after three Suns-Warrior…
 
Brendon Kleen sorts through a comeback Phoenix Suns home win over the Thunder, 113-101, including an efficient 30 burger by Devin Booker. Then, a preview of the Suns' Christmas Day matchup against Golden State, which may require Booker to be more of a playmaker, why Deandre Ayton will be an ace in the hole, and how Golden State's bigs will be keys …
 
Brendon Kleen digs into how the Phoenix Suns have avoided putting players into the NBA health and safety protocol, which recent NBA juggernaut the Suns are similar to, and why Shawn Marion should be a lock for the Hall of Fame. Last but not least, an impassioned call for a Suns mascot change. Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3…
 
Brendon Kleen takes a victory lap for predicting the Phoenix Suns would take care of the Lakers. In this Postgame Pod, a look at why smallball isn't working against the Suns anymore thanks to Deandre Ayton and JaVale McGee, how the Suns stayed the course despite this rivalry staying chippy, and why Devin Booker's impact stays so big. To close, a lo…
 
Brendon Kleen delves into Deandre Ayton and his All-Star candidacy, new names to watch on the NBA buyout market after Danuel House Jr. was released by Houston this week, and asks the question of whether the Phoenix Suns ended this era of Lakers basketball in last year's playoffs. Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3AtuiAX Locked…
 
Brendon Kleen compares the Phoenix Suns' 137-106 win over the Hornets to last year's home loss to Charlotte to show just how much better the Suns have gotten in their own system and in handling small ball. Plus, a look at the return of Devin Booker and how much of a difference he makes on the offense, then the debut of a new closing segment on JaVa…
 
Brendon Kleen introduces a new format called the Takecap to review a 118-98 Phoenix Suns win over the Wizards at home. In this inaugural edition, how Deandre Ayton and Chris Paul could become the best pick and roll duo in the NBA, rethinking Mikal Bridges' value on defense, and is it all that terrible if this is the ceiling for Cameron Johnson? Sub…
 
Brendon Kleen dives into Deandre Ayton and his career-best season for the Phoenix Suns on the offensive end, why Jae Crowder and Cameron Johnson should be untouchable on the trade market, and whether the Suns should pursue Domantas Sabonis or Jerami Grant before the NBA trade deadline. Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3AtuiAX …
 
Brendon Kleen details how the Phoenix Suns doubled down on what makes them special in a 111-107 overtime win over Portland, using Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton in the pick and roll to survive Dame Time. Then, a closer look at the rumor mill surrounding a potential Jalen Smith deal, including possible suitors in two Texas cities. Subscribe to Locked …
 
Brendon Kleen recaps a Phoenix Suns win over the Celtics with Aaron Edwards of All Caps NBA, looking closely at how the Suns can keep growing while Devin Booker is out of the lineup. Then they discuss Monty Williams reportedly joining the Team USA coaching staff under Steve Kerr and the Robert Sarver investigation moving forward. Subscribe to Locke…
 
Brendon Kleen breaks down the Phoenix Suns' place in the Western Conference with Jackson Frank of Dime Mag, looking at what we learned from their two recent games against the Warriors, what's different (if anything) about the Jazz, and whether the Lakers' recent improvements are to be believed. Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: https://bit.ly…
 
Brendon Kleen forecasts the rest of the Phoenix Suns season with Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic, looking at the pressure on Deandre Ayton and his contract outlook next offseason, who the Suns might target around the NBA via trade and why a deal may come sooner rather than later, and how the rest of the Suns' season will be defined by big matc…
 
Brendon Kleen and Damon Allred of Bright Side of the Sun dole out grades for Phoenix Suns players at the quarter mark of the NBA season. Could this be Devin Booker's best season ever, how Chris Paul is dominating in his own way, the expectation game for Deandre Ayton, and Mikal Bridges' unique breakout. Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: https…
 
Brendon Kleen looks back at a 108-104 win by the Phoenix Suns at home over the Spurs, led by a double-double and strong two-way play in the clutch by Chris Paul. Plus, insight from Jae Crowder and Cameron Johnson on their strong recent play. To close, it's Mailbag Overflow time, with all the big picture Suns questions that didn't make it in Monday'…
 
Brendon Kleen looks forward after the Phoenix Suns' win streak comes to a close with thoughts on Suns-Warriors Part Two, a check-in on the development of Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges, and a look at the NBA trade and buyout market as the Suns look to lock up a top seed and make a playoff run. Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: https://bit.ly…
 
Brendon Kleen toasts to the Phoenix Suns after 18 straight wins, a franchise record. It's another tick mark in their record book after an undefeated Bubble and a run to the NBA Finals. What's next? Also, Landry Shamet looked good starting, Cameron Johnson closed the game, and Cameron Payne is getting comfortable again. Lastly, what's up with Deandr…
 
Brendon Kleen is joined by Matt Moore of The Action Network to discuss the latest on Devin Booker and his hamstring injury, the NBA fan debate over Mikal Bridges and his DPOY odds, and what we learned from the Phoenix Suns beating the Warriors on Tuesday night. Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3AtuiAX Locked On Suns listener s…
 
Brendon Kleen responds to a 104-96 win by the Phoenix Suns over the Warriors to extend the Suns' win steak to a franchise-record 17 games and prove themselves as the top team in the NBA. Plus, details on Devin Booker's hamstring injury and what we learned from how Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges and the rest of the Suns attacked Golden State. Subscrib…
 
Brendon Kleen is joined by Crooked Media's Aaron Edwards to discuss the highlights from the Phoenix Suns' win streak, including Mikal Bridges taking a leap, energy from JaVale McGee and Devin Booker in the zone. They also discuss the rumors that Disney CEO Bob Iger wants to buy the Phoenix Suns and close with what to watch in the big Suns-Warriors …
 
Brendon Kleen looks back at two huge back-to-back wins in New York over the weekend, a blowout over the Knicks followed by a big prove-it game against Brooklyn the next night. Also, a closer look at the Suns' pace, Devin Booker's scoring, Mikal Bridges' career-best steals night, and the chemistry and identity coming from up and down the Suns' roste…
 
Brendon Kleen recaps the 14th straight win from the Phoenix Suns, which featured a vintage, efficient Devin Booker scoring explosion and some interesting lineup juggling from Monty Williams. But most importantly, as the Suns tie the 1992-93 team for the third-longest win streak in franchise history and look toward more records in the coming days, c…
 
Brendon Kleen digs into the Phoenix Suns' win streak to glean three main lessons, including Chris Paul aging gracefully, Deandre Ayton unlocking a new element in the Suns' offense, and the Suns proving themselves in the elite tier of NBA championship contenders. Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3AtuiAX Locked On Suns listener …
 
Brendon Kleen hits on the Phoenix Suns' 13th straight win, which featured a dominating two-way performance from Deandre Ayton, another big and energetic night from Cameron Payne, and more of the same excellent pace, versatility and cohesion that has been building throughout the Suns' win streak. Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: https://bit.l…
 
Brendon Kleen reacts to two more big Phoenix Suns wins as the hottest team in the NBA rounds into form. After these two home victories, thoughts on the offense playing with excellent pace thanks to new additions and player development, Deandre Ayton attacking his matchups with purpose, Devin Booker continuing to stroke it from deep, and more. To cl…
 
Brendon Kleen explores the Phoenix Suns' rivalry with the Mavs ahead of Part Two of this week's doubleheader with Nick Angstadt of Locked On Mavs. They discuss Devin Booker taking down Dallas again in the clutch, why the Suns are undervalued in NBA championship odds, why the Mavs ran it back with the same corps, and what needs to happen for Dallas …
 
Brendon Kleen recaps a 105-98 win by the Phoenix Suns over the Mavs, which showed the brilliance of Devin Booker as well as the Suns' need for other players to step up for the win streak to continue. More observations from the Suns' 10th straight win including Mikal Bridges' growing confidence and status as the team's energy guy plus the Suns' mira…
 
Brendon Kleen plays a game of Real or Not Real: Phoenix Suns edition with Damon Allred of Bright Side of the Sun, sifting through early Suns storylines including vintage Chris Paul, the same 'ol Deandre Ayton, a more dynamic Devin Booker, and beyond. Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3AtuiAX Locked On Suns listener survey: http…
 
Brendon Kleen celebrates the Phoenix Suns' 9th straight win, a 99-96 grind in Minnesota. The magic of Chris Paul continues, this time with another beautiful offensive highlight to go with the jumpers he rained in in the fourth quarter. Plus, Devin Booker slows the game down and Deandre Ayton duels KAT in his return from injury. To close, a deeper l…
 
Brendon Kleen breaks down the Phoenix Suns' winning weekend, with two blowout Ws over inferior opponents. Why it's important that the Suns are beating up on weaker competition this year, an apology to Chris Paul and a closer look at his defensive value on this roster, and thoughts on the Suns' offense generating more open threes lately, led by the …
 
Brendon Kleen brings the key stats in the Phoenix Suns' 7-3 start, including Frank Kaminsky's pick-and-roll prowess, Deandre Ayton's ordinary start and Devin Booker's fixable mistakes early, and the numbers behind the Suns' inconsistent start on defense. What will get better and what won't? Subscribe to Locked On Suns on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3At…
 
Brendon Kleen recaps the Phoenix Suns' sixth straight win, which came on the back of a career night for Frank Kaminsky as he continues to step in admirably with Deandre Ayton out. Thoughts on how the Suns' mental fortitude is returning, the value of Devin Booker taking more threes this season, and what's up with Cameron Johnson so far this year. Su…
 
Brendon Kleen brings the latest on the Robert Sarver scandal, with Penny Sarver reportedly messaging former Phoenix Suns staffers about the NBA investigation into the team, and whether this means the Sarvers should be put on leave or suspended while the investigation plays out. To close, thoughts from the Suns' five-game win streak on Mikal Bridges…
 
Brendon Kleen is joined by Katie Heindl of Dime to discuss the latest Robert Sarver developments and what comes next for the Phoenix Suns. What does it mean when people like Steve Nash, Steve Kerr and others speak up on behalf of Sarver, what does it tell us about Sarver and the Suns when they call the ESPN report a "false narrative" and who is rea…
 
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