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Locked On Suns Monday: Josh Jackson and Dragan Bender break out against OKC

On today’s episode of Locked On Suns, Evan and Brendon recap the Suns’ best win of the season, 114-100, over Oklahoma City. In the process, we saw #TheTimeline blossom with career-best performances from Josh Jackson and Dragan Bender.

We dived into both of their nights, alongside Devin Booker, TJ Warren, Tyler Ulis, and the short time Marquese Chriss was out there as well.

Speaking of Bender and Jackson, could these two as plus-passers for their positions really open it up for Booker in the season’s second half if it continues to gel (this lead into some more Point Book talk alongside how a long-term outlook could be with this core in such a role). Seemingly Jackson, Chriss, and Bender are all putting it together simultaneously, which is a great sign for the future.

We also debated how important the summer of 2018 is for Phoenix. If the Suns finish with 30-33 wins, do they become more attractive to the top tier of the free agent class? Both of us agreed, though, that trading up in the draft could be in the cards with how general manager Ryan McDonough has laid out his assets moving forward.

How does the Locked On Suns crew see the season’s second half going for the Suns now after this past week? Will it sustain?

What do you think, listeners?

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