Podcast: Breakthroughs for Deandre Ayton and ‘WandaVision’

On the first episode of the Valley of the Suns Podcast, Deandre Ayton and ‘WandaVision’ are both making breakthroughs.

Welcome Valley Boyz and Girlz to the debut episode of the Valley of the Suns Podcast!

Heading into Friday’s back-to-back against the Denver Nuggets, the Phoenix Suns sit at 8-5 and, most encouragingly, Deandre Ayton is coming off two straight stellar performances. We’ve seen Ayton play incredible basketball without being able to sustain it before, so it’s only natural to wonder if this time is something new.

In Episode 1, host Gerald Bourguet dives into what we’ve seen from DA over the last two games, why this potential watershed moment might be different and what the Suns’ optimal role is for the big fella moving forward.

The debut episode also touches on Cam Johnson replacing Jae Crowder in the starting lineup, what we’ve seen from that group so far, and whether we can expect this to fix Phoenix’s problems with its starting five.

Finally, the show takes a look at Marvel’s first dive into streaming with Disney+’s “WandaVision,” a unique superhero twist on the original family sitcom where trouble is brewing beneath the surface. After an Episode 3 that’s packed with revelations, there are quite a few rabbit holes to dive down in terms of what might be coming next (spoiler alert)!

Here’s a breakdown of Episode 1:

  • Intro to the show (Start)
  • Deandre Ayton making a potential breakthrough (3:30)
  • What’s behind Ayton’s recent change? (12:00)
  • Quote of the Week (18:30)
  • Early impressions of the Suns’ new starting lineup (20:45)
  • WandaVision talk! (26:50)

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