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Fanning the Flames Podcast: We’re talking DEFENSE and the Suns in the same sentence?

Justin and Paul bring on an expert to discuss the Suns new commitment to defense

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The 4-2 record that the Suns are sporting is certainly surprising, but perhaps even more surprising is the team’s commitment to defense under Monty Williams.

Adam Spinella (@Spinella14 on Twitter) recently wrote an article published on The Basketball Writers in which he breaks down some of the intricacies of the Suns’ new defensive identity. On this episode of Fanning the Flames, Adam joins Paul and Justin to discuss that article and other Phoenix Suns topics.

In addition to their discussion with Adam, Paul and Justin give their thoughts on:

  • How various players, including Devin Booker, are accepting their roles within the team’s system;
  • The Suns playing true team basketball and the stats that back that up; and
  • How the Suns will fare on their upcoming six-game homestand.

Until next time!


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