Limited Upside

Suns fans are pleading with ownership to follow #TheTimeline

Aug. 6, 2017

The Suns are finally taking it slow and steady, much to their fans delight. It's birthed a new hashtag rally cry: #TheTimeline. But what is #TheTimeline and will a trade for Kyrie Irving potentially disrupt it? It's our Suns preview with Dave King (@DaveKingNBA) and Evan Sidery (@esidery) from SB Nation's Suns blog Bright Side of the Sun.

Among the topics discussed:

  • Where did #TheTimeline come from? Who are the core pieces of #TheTimeline?
  • Why most Suns fans are down on the idea of trading for Kyrie Irving right now. (If you're a Suns fan tired of beating this topic into the ground, skip ahead to the 23-minute mark).
  • What kind of coach is Earl Watson and why are so many missing the mark with him?
  • Let's say you have to choose between Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss. Who do you take? Who are most Suns fans taking?
  • What kind of season does Devin Booker need to put together to show he's taking the next step?
  • Is Eric Bledsoe long for Phoenix? Why is he always on the block?


Then, we have some fun with the following topics:

  • Do/Marry/Kill: 1992-93 team, 2004-05 team, 2009-10 team?
  • You can change one of the following four moments in recent Suns history: Joe Johnson's face injury in 2005, Robert Horry hip-checking Steve Nash in 2007, Tim Duncan hitting a game-winning 3 in 2008, or Metta World Peace's miracle tip-in in 2010. Which is it and why? And does Amar'e Stoudemire's knee surgery trump all of those?
  • The Suns have asked you to pick this year's jersey sponsor. Who is it and why?
  • Who is on your all-time Suns banana boat? (This led to Evan's odd fascination with reuniting Bledsoe, Goran Dragic, and Isaiah Thomas).


Plus, predictions, best/worst case, and more.

This is the third of Limited Upside's 30 team previews leading up to next season. We're bringing together representatives from all 30 SB Nation team sites and other team-specific experts from the SB Nation/Limited Upside community to gauge the temperature of the fanbase heading into the season.

PREVIOUSLY: Lakers

NEXT UP: 76ers

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