Jacob Padilla

  • joined Aug 15, 2010
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
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Tolliver's place on the Suns roster


The newest Sun's sharp-shooting should serve him well in Phoenix.

In defense of Channing Frye


Channing Frye is one of the most polarizing topics on Bright Side of the Sun, but all the numbers point to him being a huge loss for the Phoenix Suns.

Suns extend qualifying offers to Bledsoe, Tucker


The draft ended less than 24 hours ago, but the Suns are already moving on to free agency.

Prospect Profile: Gary Harris is a two-way player


Gary Harris is one of the best two-way guards in this draft class, with a high IQ, a sweet jumper and a high motor defensively. But does he fit in Phoenix?

Bluejays show off in summer league


Past, present and future Bluejays put on a show for Creighton fans in week one of the Metro Basketball League in Omaha.

Prospect Profile: Adreian Payne has range


The NBA loves big men who can shoot, and Adreian Payne is among the best stretch fours in the 2014 NBA Draft. How might he fit in Phoenix?

Prospect Profile: Aaron Gordon is versatile


Aaron Gordon is a tremendous athlete with a lot of versatility. Is he the defensive upgrade the Suns need at forward?

Prospect Profile: Doug McDermott gets buckets


As the fifth all-time leading scorer in NCAA history. Doug McDermott truly earned the nickname McBuckets. But how will his game translate to the next level, and how does he fit with the Phoenix Suns?

Suns lose Lottery, stay at No. 14


So much for there being a chance...

Report Card: Enter the Dragon


One player remains to be graded in Bright Side of the Suns's season review, and we've saved the best for last.

Suns, D-League's Jam to enter single affiliation


Following in the footsteps of half the league, the Suns are buying into the D-League and partnering with the Bakersfield Jam for a one-to-one affiliation.

Suns Report Card: P.J. "Padlock" Tucker


Our season review report cards roll on here on the Bright Side. Next up is forward P.J. Tucker.

Coach of the Year: Popovich wins, Hornacek second


Jeff Hornacek is not the NBA's coach of the year this season, but that is OK.

Around the Association: Award Time


Time to hand out some awards based on completely objective criteria that serves my own purpose.

P.J. Tucker is the Suns' "Man of Steel"


Suns forward P.J. Tucker had one of his best games in one of the biggest games of the year as the Suns knocked off the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Around the Association: Draft pick update


Ryan McDonough has been a draft pick acquiring machine since the Suns hired him. Now it's time to make sense of all those picks with the season winding down.

Around the Association: True Tankers


While a ferocious battle is being waged in the Western conference as good teams fight to make the playoffs, an equally competitive race is being staged in the East, although the destination is a...

Rising Stars Breakdown: #FreeMiles


Miles Plumlee had a decent game in New Orleans on Friday night, but it should have been even better.

Phoenix Suns Mt. Rushmore: Who makes the cut?


Everybody's doing it, so we are too. If you were forced to pick just four faces to go on the Phoenix Suns Mt. Rushmore, who would it be?

Around the Association: All-Star Weekend breakdown


I've written about All-Star Weekend three straight weeks, so there's no reason to break the streak now. The NBA released the participant lists for all of the Saturday night events and the teams...

Suns fall at Rockets, 122-108


The Suns dropped the second game of a back-to-back in Houston, losing 122-108.

Around the Association: Talking All-Star snubs


The NBA discussion following the revelation of the All-Star rosters inevitably turns to who got snubbed. Every year, some deserving player gets left out of the game and fans go crazy. This year,...

Suns at Bucks Recap: Goran Dragic is an All-Star


The Suns played sloppy but still manged to win behind an All-Star performance from point guard Goran Dragic, who put up 30 points in 23 minutes including 13 straight to close out the game.


Thread: Bring on the Bucks!

I'm going to go ahead and invoke Jacob's Law in this one. If you get to 90 points and/or shoot 45 percent from the field against Milwaukee, you're going to win the game. So let's get that taken...

Preview: Suns at Bucks; Man these guys are bad


Suns @ Bucks Records: PHX 27-18 (2nd, Pacific); MIL 8-36 (last, NBA) Time: 5 p.m. PST, 6 p.m. MST, 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST TV: Fox Sports Arizona Previous Meeting Jan. 4 - The teams first...

Phoenix Philm Study: Alex Len comes up big


Bright Side of the Sun breaks down the film of the best performance of Alex Len's young career, an shows why Ryan McDonough is so high on the 7-foot Ukrainian.

Around the Association: Western All-Stars


Soooo many good players in the West. Who makes the cut?

Phoenix Philm Study: Barbosa lights up Knicks


Leandro Barbosa has struggled to finish plays in his first few games with the Suns, but his 14-point fourth quarter against the New York Knicks shows he's still the Brazilian Blur and has a lot to...

Around the Association: Eastern All-Stars


Who is going to make the All-Star team in the Eastern Conference? Who deserves to make it? Here's the Bright Side take on the best (healthy) players in the East.

Reports: Bledsoe needs surgery; out indefinitely


It appears that the signing of Leandro Barbosa is the first step toward filling some pretty big shoes for the next several weeks. ESPN's Mark Stein reported today that Eric Bledsoe will undergo...

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