The Suns help fill the dead time with the announcement that Steve Nash will be inducted in the team's Ring of Honor, while the NBA schedule release and player signings to fill the training camp roster remind us the season is getting closer.
Dave King joins the show to do things that only Dave King can do. While he's busy saving the show we discuss...
Recent roster additions - Terrico White, Kyle Casey, Cory Jefferson and Henry Sims - I swear these guys are really basketball players.
The Tyson Chandler impact.
Underwhelming predictions for the Suns from Vegas and ESPN (among others) and if the malcontent Morris may be affecting those predictions.
We also discuss Al McCoy, hipchecks, the weather, Donald Trump (that's just Dave), and whether I can convince Dave, despite being a member of the media, to participate in the public shaming of Marcus during his return to the valley as a Piston on November 6th.
The ever magnanimous King of the Bright Side also teases a charitable promotion that our members can get in on (more on that to come).
The Phoenix Suns add much-needed size to its training camp roster by bringing in bigs Henry Sims and Cory Jefferson to compete for the final two roster spots.
The Suns will have two more bodies when training camp starts, and to the relief of many Suns fans, they aren't guards.
Sims, who is 6-10, last played for Philadelphia, where he started 32 of his 73 games last season, posting averages of 8 points and 4.9 rebounds in just 19.2 minutes per game. He has played three seasons in the NBA after going undrafted out of Georgetown in 2012, but his most productive seasons have come in Philadelphia, where he's averaged 9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 1 ½ seasons.
He might be best known for this horrendous shot, however.
The Suns already have 13 guaranteed contracts but can carry up to 15 on their opening-night roster if either earns a roster spot. Phoenix already added Terrico White and Kyle Casey as training camp invites.
All the magic of preseason basketball is nigh.
The Suns have released their 2015 preseason schedule and the thrill of uninspired offensive sets that curiously lead to an abundance of turnovers is a mere six weeks away.
Phoenix will open the preseason against the Kings at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Wednesday, October 7. They play two more at home against the Jazz and Rockets before ending with stops in Denver, San Antonio and finally Dallas on October 21.
For Suns fans, this will be another chance to catch up on the development of young Sunsters like Alex Len, T.J. Warren, Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker. It will also offer the opportunity to get a glimpse of Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight on the court together, as the pair have only notched ten career games as teammates.
Tickets are on sale at Suns.com.
The summer is finally running out of steam. Basketball, cooler temperatures and Al McCoy are on their way.