BSotS - Fanning the Flames - Let the Offseason Begin

April 13, 2018

The season is finally over for the Suns, so the guys at Fanning the Flames start delving into the offseason.  This week, Paul and Justin discuss:

- the coin flip to determine whether the Suns get the Bucks' 1st round pick this year, and whether they want three firsts;

- whether the Suns will extend Devin Booker this offseason or next offseason;

- the maturation of Brandon Knight and his role on the team; and

- reports of Luka Doncic's potential attitude problems.

Follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  

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BSotS - Fanning the Flames - We Get to Play GM!!

April 5, 2018

Welcome to the newest edition of Fanning the Flames.  This week, Paul and Justin expand on last week's predictions of who on the Suns' current roster will and will not be on the team next year by playing GM.  Each guy sits in the GM chair and takes the Suns through the entire offseason, including the draft, trades, and free agency.  

Listen in and see what they come up with.  Agree?  Disagree?  Let them know what you think in the comments section below or on Twitter (@DervishOfWhirl, @SoSaysJ, and @FanTheFlamesNBA).

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Until next time!

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BSotS - Fanning the Flames - Will They Stay or Will They Go?

March 31, 2018

On this week's episode of Fanning the Flames, Paul and Justin:

- Run down the Suns roster and give their takes on which players will still be on the team next season;

- Discuss the Suns' willingness to open the checkbook for the right coach; and

- Share their thoughts on some of the Suns' head coach targets.

Follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter and click here to subscribe to Fanning the Flames on iTunes.  

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BSotS - Fanning the Flames - What to Do with the Suns’ Other Draft Picks

March 22, 2018

In this week's episode of Fanning the Flames, Paul and Justin discuss:

- The team's position in the tank race;

- The likelihood that the Suns will end up with multiple first round draft picks this year; and

- If the Suns end up with multiple first round picks, what options the team has, including possibly trading current and future picks and potential mid-first round targets.

Hit up Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter and/or leave your thoughts, comments, and questions in the comments section below.  

Click here to subscribe to Fanning the Flames on iTunes.  Until next time!

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BSotS - Fanning the Flames - The Eight Year Itch

March 7, 2018

Well, Paul and Justin are finally recovered from the megapod, so they are back with this week's episode of Fanning the Flames.  Highlights from the episode include:

-  The Suns being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs for the 8th consecutive season;

- Justin gives a brief history lesson about the success the Suns had before this playoff drought;

- The developing rapport between Devin Booker and Josh Jackson;

- Jay Triano's recent comments about Marquese Chriss pouting and being angry at the world; and

- Their recent run-in with Shawn Marion.

Leave comments or questions below, or follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  

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BSotS - Fanning the Flames - The Elfrid Payton Episode

February 15, 2018

In this week's episode of Fanning the Flames, Paul and Justin discuss:

- The start of the Elfrid Payton era and how the trade affects the Suns' salary cap situation;

- Other trades around the NBA and the overall cap situation in the NBA;

- The potential of bringing Elfrid Payton back after this season; and

- The Suns' remaining schedule and how many wins they expect the team to finish with.

Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Leave them in the comments section below or hit up Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Justin (@SoSaysJ), or the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.

Click here to subscribe to Fanning the Flames on iTunes.

Until next time!

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BSotS - Fanning the Flames - Is It Time to Use the Assets?

February 6, 2018

In this week's episode of Fanning the Flames, Paul and Justin discuss:

- Their thoughts on the Marquese Chriss suspension and what it says about Chriss and the team;

- Whether the Suns should target Aaron Gordon in a trade and, if so, what the team should be willing to give up for him;

- Giving Devin Booker a little extra time off to get fully healthy; and

- Other potential trade ideas.

Keep up with the pod on Twitter (@FanTheFlamesNBA) and give Paul (@DervishOfWhirl) and Justin (@SoSaysJ) a follow while you're at it. Until next time!

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BSotS - Fanning the Flames - Problem at the Point

January 31, 2018

This week’s episode of Fanning the Flames starts with Justin taking a few minutes to vent about Enes Kanter (yes, it’s been five days, but he’s not over it).  After that, the guys discuss:

-  The Suns’ options to fix the point guard problem. Point Booker?  Trade or free agency?  The Captain America Theory?  (The last one will make sense if you listen.)

-  Accelerating the Timeline and McD’s plan to be aggressive this offseason; and

-  Who the Suns might target in free agency and how the draft will affect free agency decisions.

Finally, the trade deadline is fast approaching so, just like last year, leave your trade suggestions in the comments section and we’ll discuss them on next week’s episode.  You can keep up with Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  Until next time!

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BSotS - Fanning the Flames - The Next Big Leap

January 23, 2018

Welcome to the latest episode of Fanning the Flames, your fan-driven Phoenix Suns podcast.  This week, the topics that Paul and Justin cover include:

- Although the Suns may not be winning (yet), the development of the team is creating a fun brand of basketball to watch.

- Which of the Suns will be the next to take a big leap in terms of progression?

- Kemba Walker may be available, but he is not the answer for the Suns.  Paul shares a couple options he prefers (which somehow results in Justin gushing about DeAndre Ayton for a few minutes).

- Can Devin Booker make Phoenix a desirable NBA destination for high level talent?

As always, follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the Fanning the Flames pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter or leave your thoughts, comments, or questions below.  Until next time!

 

 

 

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BSotS - Fanning the Flames - To Make a Move, or to not Make a Move

January 13, 2018

Listen in as Paul and Justin bring you the newly minted Fanning the Flames podcast.  It's still for the fans.  It's still by the fans.  It just has a new name (listen to the episode to find out why).  This week, the guys discuss:

- Why making a move for the purpose of making a playoff push is unnecessary;

- Where the Suns will find themselves at the end of the season; and

- What moves actually make sense for the team.  

If you're going to Bright Side Night this weekend, don't forget about the meet up that Paul and Justin are hosting at The Park starting at 2:30.  Stop by, say hi, and ask Paul to buy you a beer.  Follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl) and Justin (@SoSaysJ) on Twitter, and also check out the podcast's new Twitter handle, @FanTheFlamesNBA.  Until next time!

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