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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 Saul Bookman take you on a weekly journey into the sometimes fun, sometimes painful and yet always entertaining world of Phoenix basketball. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-solar-panel/support

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    Devin Booker Western Conference Player of the Week & Suns vs. Warriors preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 50:09

    On today's audio only episode, we talk about Devin Booker being named the Western Conference Player of the week, we ask the question, would Book be even better if his being years in the NBA were more stable and then we play a game of Suns vs Warriors: Stats. The number might be closer than you think! MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    VIP Lounge: Sweet Sixteen

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 52:15

    That was fun!! And yes, we're talking about the game and the show! The Suns get their 16th straight win after taking down the Nets 113-107. Mikal Bridges notched a career-high 7 steals tonights, Devin Booker had his 3rd straight 30+ point game and so much more! MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    VIP Lounge: Devin Booker did Devin Booker things @ MSG

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 51:06

    The Suns have now won 15 straight games after defeating the Knicks 118-97. Devin Booker had himself a night at the Garden finishing with 32 points, he shot 14-27 from the field and 4-9 from deep. MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    VIP Lounge: Thankful that the streak continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 33:37

    It wasn't pretty but the Sun defeat the Cavs 120-115 and extend their win streak to 14 straight! We break it down in the VIP Lounge. MORE: GOPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    VIP Lounge: Lucky Number 13

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 47:07

    The streak continues! Suns grab their 13 in a row after defeating the Spurs 115-111. We talk all things Suns @ Spurs and then we debate our top 5 Thanksgiving dishes. More: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Suns hit a dirty dozen by throttling the Nuggets

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 58:01

    The Suns extend their win streak to 12 straight with a 126-97 win over the Nuggets. DA reached 3000 career points. Cam Johnson snagged a new career high. And ESPO won big! MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    VIP Lounge: Mavs go home with 2 L's

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 44:16

    The Suns beat the Mavs 112-104 and extend their win streak to 11. We talk all about the win and then we debate, is pumpkin pie overrated?? MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    VIP Lounge: Another day another Suns win

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 48:08

    The Phoenix Suns defeat the Dallas Mavs 105-98. Deandre Ayton notches his 100th career double-double. And Devin Booker does Devin Booker things. MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Arizona Sports Thanksgiving

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 54:05

    It's an Arizona Sports Thanksgiving! Makayla Perkins is joined by Greg Esposito, Derek Montilla and Petey as they discuss what about sports makes them the most thankful PLUS which Thanksgiving dish is the best! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DA and Luka

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 38:52

    Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic will forever be tied together, but we should ease up on the compare and contrast of it all. Plus we speculate as to why the Suns are not more nationally loved and what do Lindsey Smith and Kid Cudi have in common. MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    VIP Lounge: 9 game win streak!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 41:57

    It may have been ugly but no one will remember that soon enough. SUNS WIN! And their win streak extends to 9 games. Join us in the VIP Lounge for some fun. MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    VIP Lounge: NUTMEG

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 43:01


    The Phoenix Suns defeat the Houston Rockets 115-89 and Chris Paul absolutely snatch a soul! Join us for the fun! MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    VIP Lounge: Phoenix dismantles Ja Morant and the Grizzlies

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 43:35

    The Phoenix Suns defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 119-94 and we finally got our first full four quarter game! PLUS - Gerald, Saul and Espo tell us about their worst hair cuts ever. MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Curious Case of Frank Kaminsky

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 43:15

    Frank Kaminsky's journey to last nights game has been inspiring to say the least. Today we take a deeper look at all the hard work it took for Frank to reach this point. Plus: We have a new G-Rated segment featuring the movie Dune. MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Let's be Frank in the PHNX Suns VIP Lounge

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 47:12

    Take a trip with us to Kaminsky Kove, where the waters perfect, the drinks are cold and the vibes are immaculate. MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Arizona Athlete Job Swap

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 55:38

    Makayla Perkins is joined by an All-Star panel of PHNX beat reporters to discuss a variety of sports topics in the Valley of the Sun! Leah Merrall, Chierstin Susel and Lindsey Smith join the podcast to discuss their ideas for which current Arizona athletes would be the best owner, GM, coach and broadcaster! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Chris Paul: Pass First, Scorch-Fourth & Disliked ex-Suns

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 54:58


    On today's show we're talking about how Chris Paul's pass-first, scorch-fourth season shines in Suns win streak and our most disliked ex-Suns in honor of the Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris drama. MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    VIP Lounge: Cam Payne Highlights Suns Victory over the Kings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 36:24


    The Phoenix Suns rode a 31-12 third quarter to defeat the Sacramento Kings. A fast start by Devin Booker and Chris Paul, combined with an amazing scoring performance off the bench by Cam Payne powered the Suns. Plus we broke Lindsey. MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    After Dark - Phoenix Suns Rally Against Atlanta Hawks Thanks to Devin Booker

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 33:53

    Devin Booker highlights the huge Suns comeback against the Atlanta Hawks. After a first half dominated by Frank Kaminsky, the game was a battle between Book and Hawks' guard Trae Young with the Suns coming up with the big win. Saul, Espo and Gerald break it all down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    After Dark - DBook and the Suns Bounce Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 35:32


    On what could be best described as a difficult day for the Phoenix Suns, Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Mikal Bridges led the Suns to a 123-111 victory over the Houston Rockets. Espo and two special guests break it all down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    A Discussion on Allegations Against Suns Owner Robert Sarver

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 32:45

    ESPN's Baxter Holmes report accusing Phoenix Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver of racism and misogyny dropped Thursday morning. We discuss it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What's Wrong with Devin Booker and the Suns?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 57:16


    What's wrong with Devin Booker, Chris Paul, the Phoenix Suns and the Wilson basketballs? The Moctors diagnose what ails all of them. Plus, is Jalen Smith going to get traded and who is the most beloved role player in Suns history? Espo, Saul and Gerald break it all down today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Changing Arizona Team Names

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 38:28

    Makayla Perkins is joined by an All-Star panel of PHNX beat reporters to discuss a variety of sports topics in the Valley of the Sun! Craig Morgan, Johnny Venerable, and Greg Esposito will join the podcast to discuss their ideas for what the Arizona pro sports team names could or should have been. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    After Dark - Suns Return to Kaminsky Kove in Win Over Pelicans

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 41:31


    The Phoenix Suns survived a scare from the New Orleans Pelicans 112-100 at home thanks in part to the heroics of Frank Kaminsky. Saul, Espo and Gerald return to Kaminsky Love to party it up and celebrate Chris Paul's historic night. Plus, Espo and Saul air some grievances about the Suns first six games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Jalen Smith is a Bust. Cam Johnson is Not

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 30:29

    Jalen Smith's third year rookie extension was declined by the Suns on the same day Cam Johnson's fourth year extension was picked up. Is it just admitting that Smith is a bust or is there something else going on. Get your tinfoil hats ready. Plus, what does the future look like for Johnson. Espo, Saul and Gerald talk all that and more on this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    After Dark - Suns Find Rhythm Against The Land

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 48:48

    The Phoenix Suns got back in the win column and found their legs offensively in a 101-92 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It wasn't all great news though as Deandre Ayton left the game with a knee injury. Espo and Saul break it all down and Gerald joins to give the latest updates on DA from coach Monty Williams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    CP3, Shamet and Succession on a Fun Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 41:57

    It's a Fun Friday where we tell you why CP3 is alright, Landry Shamet can find his Shamet and which Sun would you want to go to a Halloween party with? Plus, Espo and Gerald do another G-Rated this time reviewing the HBO show Succession. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Is DA a Conundrum Overall as a Basketball Player?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 37:13

    Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams described Deandre Ayton only getting the one shot in the second half of the team's loss to the Kings a "conundrum" but is it more than just one half that's so confusing about his game? Is the big man great at the pick and roll but not quite good enough to be a focal point of the offense? Gerald Bourguet and Espo break it down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sac'd: Suns Fall to Kings at the Buzzer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 40:15

    The Phoenix Suns are 1-3 to start the season after losing in heartbreaking fashion to the Kings. What's wrong? How can the team rectify it? Who in the world is to blame and is Devin dating Kylie or Kendall? Espo and Saul break it all down and Gerald joins live from the Footprint Center. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Best Nickname in Arizona Sports History

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 43:46

    Makayla Perkins is joined by an All-Star panel of PHNX beat reporters to discuss a variety of sports topics in the Valley of the Sun Steve Peters, Greg Esposito and Derek Montilla will join the podcast to hash out which Arizona athlete has the BEST nickname of ALL TIME! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Is Devin Booker a Top 5 Sun All-Time?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 49:39

    Devin Booker passed Dan Majerle on the list of the Phoenix Suns All-Time three pointers made on Saturday which Brough up the question, just where does Book rank overall in franchise history. Plus, we talk about Cam Payne's injury, Robert Horry wanting to hit Danny Ainge with a brick

    PHNX Suns Dive Bar: Pounded in Portland

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 38:21

    Join us in the PHNX Suns Dive Bar. We're talking all things Suns @ Trail Blazers. MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    PHNX Suns After Dark: Rock-a-bye Lakers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 44:06

    The Suns beat the Lakers 115-105. But the best entertainment may have come off the court. From a bench kerfuffle to Devin Booker trolling Russell Westbrook. Come for the laughs stay for the midnight slip-in-slide. More: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    PHNX Suns Dive Bar - Suns Take One in the Nuggs

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 39:38

    Join us in the PHNX Suns Dive Bar. We're talking all things Suns vs. Nuggets. MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How Ownership Has Impacted Arizona's Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 69:00

    Makayla Perkins is joined by an All-Star panel of PHNX beat reporters to discuss a variety of sports topics in the Valley of the Sun! Steve Peters, Chierstin Susel and Gerald Bourguet join Makayla to discuss how ownership is affecting the sports teams in Arizona. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Suns Season Over/Unders

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 42:27

    On today's show we talk a few more updates on the Deandre Ayton contract situation. And we play a game of Phoenix Suns fun over/unders. More: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Deandre Ayton ❌ Mikal Bridges ✔️

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 71:11

    Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns did not reach a deal. Mikal Bridges signed a 4 year $90 million dollar deal with the Suns. Landry Shamet signed a 4 year $43 million dollar deal with the Suns. Today we're having some group therapy and discussing all the contract moves that were made in the last 48 hours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Would You Rather?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 50:50

    Today we're playing a fun game of Would You Rather. Send us your thoughts @PHNX_Suns on twitter! MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Worst NBA City?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 75:33

    We're drafting our worst NBA cities on today's show and it gets heated! We also talk about the WNBA finals, Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker. MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Give Ayton The Bag!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 42:17

    From Deandre Ayton's comments at practice to the TMZ photos - we're talking all the new details of DA's contract negotiations on today's show! Plus, we learned something new about Saul Bookman today! MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Toss Up Tuesday: What Are Your Suns Red Flags and Favorite Tacos?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 46:50

    It's Tuesday and we're having some fun! On today's show we're talking go to tacos, which current Suns player we'd like to hang out with on the weekend and red flags! MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Greatest Arizona Athlete of All Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 41:25

    Makayla Perkins is joined by an All-Star panel of PHNX beat reporters to discuss a variety of sports topics in the Valley of the Sun! Shane Dieffenbach, Greg Esposito and Brittany Bowyer give their arguments for greatest Arizona athlete of all time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Suns Preseason Overreactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 50:50

    JaVale McGee is an elite passer. Landry Shamet will win 6MOTY. The Suns bench is the best in the league. Fact or Cap? We discuss Phoenix Suns preseason overreactions and more today! MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Who Would Win a Suns Version of the Squid Games?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 60:54

    The annual NBA General Manager Survey is here and it's left the crew questioning just how much respect the Suns actually have around the league. Plus, we debate who would win a Suns Squid Games, who is the most intriguing Sun this year and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Talkin' Preseason with Jon Bloom

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 49:27

    On today's show we're joined by the one and only Jon Bloom! Jon, Lindsey and Espo talk all things Phoenix Suns to this point, a little fashion, the NBA's 75th anniversary and more! MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Suns vs. Lakers preseason matchup and more.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 43:43

    We're talking the Lakers @ Suns preseason matchup, Flex from Jersey joins us for the Flex Appeal to share insight on Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges contract situation and more! MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What Is Going on With Deandre Ayton's Contract?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 36:00

    Is it time to panic? No. Is it time to be concerned that the contract negotiations have gone public and could potentially be contentious? Maybe. Is it all fun to talk about? Hell yes! Saul and Espo are here to break it all down and share their passionate thoughts. Oh, plus some ... interesting ad reads. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Worst Roster Move in Arizona Sports History

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 63:48

    Makayla Perkins is joined by an All-Star panel of PHNX beat reporters to discuss a variety of sports topics in the Valley of the Sun! With Greg Esposito, Saul Bookman and Derek Montilla the squad highlights the worst roster moves in Arizona sports history! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mikal Bridges, Monty Williams and Mercury Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 64:03

    Playing a friendly game of "That's what he said", and diving into the Mercury's playoff series. Join Greg Esposito, Lindsey Smith, Saul Bookman and Gerald Bourguet as they get you your Monday basketball fix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Fridays are for fun. (And Devin Booker's back)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 55:11

    Devin Booker returned to Suns training camp. Diana Taurasi is doing GOAT things. The Sunnys awards are almost here. And a new segment of G-Rated featuring What We Do In The Shadows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Deandre Ayton said what?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 29:43

    On today's episode we dive into what Deandre Ayton said about his role on the team, we recap day 3 of training camp and we pick our 2021-22 break out Sun. MORE: GoPHNX.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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