The Inferno: A Phoenix Suns Podcast

10 Episodes
How Suns Can Save Themselves With 10 Games Left

The Inferno co-hosts Cedric Ceballos (@cedceballos), Suns super fan Mr. ORNG (aka Patrick Battillo @PHXMRORNG), and Arizona Republic's Suns beat reporter Dana Scott (@iam_DanaScott)

Suns losing to Spurs on 3/24/24, and season series 3-1, shows they not only take all of their opponent serious, but themselves as well How can Suns bounce back in rest of the late March five-game road trip? Did Suns make a mistake signing Thaddeus Young and Isaiah Thomas? Who would you rather have in a play-in tournament first game? Mavericks, Kings, or Lakers?

How Should Suns Manage Devin Booker's Minutes, Health Toward Playoffs?

The Inferno co-hosts in former Suns player Cedric Ceballos, Mr. Dr. Patrick Battillo (aka Suns super fan Mr. ORNG), and Suns beat writer Dana Scott discuss:

Suns four-game road trip from March 11-17, needing to beat Celtics and Bucks to prove their pedigree as playoff picture shapes up entering regular season's final month Devin Booker can't miss more than 3 additional games, per CBA's 65-game threshold for NBA honors; should Suns cut his minutes or let him rest 1-2 to ramp him for playoffs? Cedric's memories of playing for Pat Riley on Miami Heat in 2000-01. NBA...

Suns Needs Before Feb. 8 Trade Deadline

Follow The Inferno co-hosts Cedric Ceballos on X (@cedceballos), Suns superfan Mr. ORNG (@PHXMRORNG aka Dr. Patrick Battillo) and Arizona Republic's Suns beat writer Dana Scott (@iam_DanaScott) as they discuss:

Suns going 11-5 in January as their Big 3 in Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal were finally healthy together Devin Booker scoring season-high 62 points and 52 within a week, earning Western Conference Player of the Week and Month and All-Star reserve honors, and why he and Suns can't afford him to miss over nine more games in this season's second half (i.e. 65-game threshold for year-end...

Special guest R&B legend D Train; are the Suns' Big 3 righting the ship?

Co-hosts Dr. Patrick Battillo, former NBA All-Star and Suns legend Cedric Ceballos, and Arizona Republic's Phoenix Suns beat writer Dana Scott speak with D Train for the first 27 of this 37-minute episode about:

D Train's football roots growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. The backstories of D Train's 1980s R&B/dance hits "Keep On" and "You're The One For Me" D Train not being properly paid from Diddy's Bad Boy Records for sampling D Train's "Keep On" chorus on The Notorious B.I.G.'s mega hit single "Sky's The Limit" Suns winning 7 of their last 10 games...

Luka stole Christmas from Suns, amid more team problems

Former NBA All-Star and ex-Suns player Ced Ceballos (@cedceballos) speak with co-hosts Dana Scott (@iam_danascott) and Suns super fan Mr. ORNG (@PHXMRORNG, aka Dr. Patrick Battillo) about:

How Suns not having a true starting point guard is coming back to haunt them Suns coach Frank Vogel unable to motivate the team as they've lost 9 of their last 12 games Kevin Durant looks disengaged on offense, defense Bradley Beal's health issues, how he can impact the team in his expeceted January return Spacing issues on offense Which players should Suns trade and acquire Eric Gordon's recent comments about his...

There's Concern For Suns' 2-4 Start Without Their Big 3

Follow Arizona Republic's Suns beat writer Dana Scott @iam_DanaScott, former NBA All-Star Cedric Ceballos @cedceballos and Suns super fan Mr. ORNG (aka Dr. Patrick Battillo) on X.

In this episode, they discuss:

How the injured two of Suns' new Big 3 and lack of bench scoring are putting much pressure on Kevin Durant Should Suns consider starting Drew Eubanks over Yusuf Nurkic at center? The colorful In-Season Tournament courts Victor Wembanyama's breakout 38-point game to beat Suns In memoriam for Suns' all-time leading scorer Walter Davis and Bob Knight

Which teams are in Phoenix Suns' way to the 2023-24 NBA title?

Follow Arizona Republic's Suns beat writer Dana Scott, former NBA All-Star Cedric Ceballos, and Suns super fan MR. ORNG (aka Dr. Patrick Battillo) on X as they discuss in Ep. 37:

Suns' point guard matters Toughest West teams to beat en route to NBA Finals Teams in the East that Suns fans would want in NBA Finals Check out Dana Scott's latest NBA season preview article on about which the West teams possibly in Suns' way to the title. 

Why Deandre Ayton Shaded Phoenix Suns on Trail Blazers Media Day

Former NBA All-Star Cedric Ceballos, Suns super fan Mr. ORNG (aka Dr. Patrick Battillo), and azcentral Suns beat writer Dana Scott

Review on Ayton's verbal shots fired at Suns during Media Day after the team traded the Phoenix native to Portland. Takeaways from former Suns owner Jerry Colangelo's 12th annual Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic  

Breaking down the NBA's load managment rules for 2023-24 season

Former Suns player/co-host Cedric Ceballos, Suns superfan Mr. ORNG (aka Dr. Patrick Battillo), and Suns beat writer Dana Scott discuss:

The Arizona Cardinals upset over Dallas Cowboys Breaking down the NBA's new Player Participation Policy Damian Lillard and Deandre Ayton trade talks

How Suns-Clippers rivalry could intensify if Harden's traded to L.A.

Follow The Inferno co-hosts Cedric Ceballos (former NBA All-Star, retired Suns player), Dana Scott (Arizona Republic writer covering Suns), and Mr. ORNG (Suns super fan/14-year season ticketholder) on X (formerly known at Twitter) @cedceballos @PHXMRORNG @iam_DanaScott

Discussion about if James Harden was traded to L.A. Clippers, and formation of a superteam with Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, and Harden's second career reunion with Russell Westbrook Who the lottery-bound Phoenix Mercury should pick in the 2024 WNBA draft Hip Hop's 50th anniversary in August 2023