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Solar Panel, ep. 123: Special guest Sam Vecenie discusses Suns ‘idiot proof’ off season

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Tim and Dave are here for all your Suns off season news and storylines, including The Athletic’s indepth look at the Phoenix Suns current state and clear road forward to relevancy.

Topics this week begin with a mail bag section where we respond to readers!

  • Basketball topics only! (well, except a PG-rated minute on Jacksonville strip clubs)
  • A Suns team built in the image of Jimmer Fredette
  • What IS a realistic trade, anyway?
  • Who can the Suns target in free agency?

Then we get to talk to NBA and draft expert Sam Vecenie of The Athletic. Sam is also great on the air in the Game Theory Podcast. This week, Sam wrote a long piece on the Suns offseason, which he thinks not even the Suns could screw up.

We go in-depth on...

  • How the Suns off season is kind of “idiot proof”
  • What the basketball world thinks about James Jones
  • Who is Josh Jackson?
  • Can Kelly Oubre Jr. expect more than the mid-level?
  • How much more growth we need from Deandre Ayton to justify that #1 overall pick?
  • Does the Suns front office really actually think Ja Morant is a better talent than Zion Williamson?!

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