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Bright Side of the Sun's Evan Sidery and Brendon Kleen take you inside the Suns and the NBA every day with the Locked On Suns podcast part of the Locked On Podcast Network, your team every day. #suns #nba #phoenix

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    • 4.1, 93 Ratings

Bright Side of the Sun's Evan Sidery and Brendon Kleen take you inside the Suns and the NBA every day with the Locked On Suns podcast part of the Locked On Podcast Network, your team every day. #suns #nba #phoenix

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

ClubberLang34 ,

Brendon “no one plays defense” Kleen

Ok here is my rant...

I need to create a list of all the talented players that Brendon labels as poor defenders. Defense includes defensive rebounding, help-side and perimeter play. Defense is also a Team concept not just individual talent.

Ayton is a 7 footer who is capable and has guarded smaller players including LBJ on the wing, very few 7 footers have the ability to do this. He is not a prolific shot blocker but does grab defensive rebounds at a high right. Julius Randle also guards smaller and bigger players with his quick feet and strength also is an exceptional defensive rebounder. Jah Morant is a thin guard had a number of highlight blocks against bigger players, is super athletic, uses his speed to get in the passing lanes but keep in mind that like Booker he is heavily relied on at the offensive end.

You can’t have a team of Tony Allen’s and Paul Robersons! The Ron Artest, Kobe, Kwahi and Jordan types who can put up high numbers on offensive and lock down a defender are few and far between. The narrative that Stars like Harden, Curry, And Westbrook are flawed because they aren’t good defenders is overstated, stop following the false narrative “he’s really good, but I don’t want or like him because he can’t play defense”. These are NBA players they are nearly impossible to guard individually.

Brendon’s narrative:

“Ayton” can’t play defense
“Julius Randle” can’t play defense
“Jah Morant” can’t play defense
“Devin Booker” can’t play defense
“TJ Warren” can’t play defense

And so on...

Another point - how can you be such a huge Zion fan and down play the talent of Julius Randle? Randle is far more skilled than Zion at this point, is as strong and can still jump albeit not as high as Zion but he is taller than Zion. There are a lot of NBA folks that have doubts regarding Zions skill set, no question he is a freak athlete but in terms of skill there are flaws which you never touch on. Like most analyst who have not played basketball at a high level you seem to be enamored with his dunking.

Thad Young over Randle, really?

AndreTheSunsFan ,

Goat

Suns goat

thedivlife ,

10/10

Will forever be my favorite Suns podcast. These guys are young with room to grow but they put their heart and soul into this podcast. They’re very generous with how many episodes they put out and the guest they have on are always insightful. Keep it up boys I really appreciate you guys. - @Thedivlife

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