BSotS - Fanning the Flames - Additions, Subtractions, and Summer League

July 6, 2018

In this edition of Fanning the Flames, Paul and Justin check in before their annual trek to the Las Vegas Summer League and discuss:

- The signing of Trevor Ariza and what role he can play on the team;

- The drama surrounding the release of Tyler Ulis and its tie-in to Devin Booker's forthcoming extension;and

- What options still exist for the Suns at point guard.

If you're going to the Las Vegas Summer League, don't forget about the Bright Side of the Sun meetup on Friday night at The Still.  Check out all the details HERE.

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BSotS - Fanning the Flames - The Timeline Moves Forward

June 22, 2018

With the 2018 NBA Draft in the rearview mirror, Paul and Justin check in with a special draft recap episode of Fanning the Flames.  Everyone has probably heard everything that needs to be said about Deandre Ayton, so the guys focus on the other picks the team made.  Check out their thoughts on:

- The trade that brought Mikal Bridges to the Suns and whether the Suns paid too much to move up;

- How Bridges and the Suns' #31 pick, Elie Okobo, fill the team's needs; and

- What adding Bridges and Okobo could mean for other guys on the roster - particularly TJ Warren and Tyler Ulis.

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BSotS - Fanning the Flames - Deandre Ayton Day

June 7, 2018

The Fanning the Flames Podcast officially declared June 6 to be Deandre Ayton Day for Suns Nation.  So, of course, Paul and Justin needed to check in and share their thoughts on the press conference following Deandre Ayton's workout with the Phoenix Suns.  

Not the types to stay on a single topic, the guys also delve into the Bryan Colangelo situation, the history of NBA prospects refusing to workout for certain teams, and, believe it or not, Josh Jackson's haircut.

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BSotS - Fanning the Flames - We’re #1, We’re #1!!!

May 17, 2018

The Suns FINALLY received some love from Lady Luck and landed the #1 pick in this year's NBA Draft!  So, of course, in this week's episode of Fanning the Flames, Paul and Justin give their reactions to landing the coveted #1 spot and also:

- Weigh in on the Ayton/Doncic debate;

- Share their thoughts on the strengths, weaknesses, and career projections of each player;

- Give some history on the Suns' past lottery misery; and

- Discuss the importance of this offseason to the future of Ryan McDonough.

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BSotS - Fanning the Flames - Maybe We Should Call this “Fanning the Lopes”

May 3, 2018

Welcome to the latest installment of Fanning the Flames.  With the Suns hiring Igor Kokoskov as their new head coach, Paul and Justin welcome special guest Dave King to the pod to discuss:

- Strengths, weaknesses, and questions regarding the Suns' new head coach;

- Who we may see filling out the Suns' coaching staff;

- How the hiring of Kokoskov may impact the Suns' draft plans; and

- Potential offseason free agent and trade targets in light of the hiring.

In non-Igor news, the guys discuss Dan Majerle's relationship with the Suns and the emergence of GCU, the trials and tribulations of being blocked by NBA names on Twitter, and the NBA Summer League.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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