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Jacob Padilla

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Reviewing the Suns' Summer: Free Agent Grades

We're in the new year, closing in on the midpoint of the season, and it's a good time to evaluate the Suns' summer free agent signings. Which free agents are earning their money, which contracts are already dead weight (you already know the answer)?

The Suns Rise and Set with Goran Dragic

We've seen two very different players this year from of Goran Dragic. In the Suns' wins he has been fantastic, and in losses he has disappeared.

Creighton's Josh Jones's College Career is Over

The heart condition that led to Josh Jones collapsing prior to Creighton's game against Nebraska has forced the guard to make a difficult decision. His college career -- and possibly his basketball career as a whole -- is over.

Suns Score: Suns' streak snapped in Portland 96-93

Both the Suns and Blazers brought season-best four-game winning streaks along with them to Portland. J.J. Hickson was riding a six-game double-double streak for the Blazers, while Jared Dudley had...

GameThread

Suns @ Blazers: Let's keep the streak alive!

Here's a look at the stats for our opponent for tonight. They really do not have any depth whatsoever.

Portland Preview: Suns look to keep on rolling

The Suns will take their season-high four-game win streak on the road to Portland tonight.

Jared Dudley: a starter after all?

A recurring discussion on this blog centers around the viability of Jared Dudley as a starter. It appeared as if the anti-Dudley crowd had emerged victorious when Dudley was moved to the bench in...

Jones Out: Can Jays Depth Replace Him?

Josh Jones is out indefinitely for Creighton, but the Jays have three players who can fill that void.

Creighton's Josh Jones Out Indefinitely

Creighton senior guard Josh Jones is out indefinitely with a heart issue, but a return to the court has not been ruled out.

Creighton's Jones stable, to undergo more tests

Creighton senior guard Josh Jones collapsed during warmups before the Jays' game at Nebraska and was taken to the hospital. The university has said that Jones is in stable condition and is being transported back to Omaha for more testing.

Kirk from MMB drops by to drop some knowledge

Kirk Henderson of Mavs Moneyball answered my questions about Dallas in advance of the epic clash between the Suns an the Mavericks on TNT tonight.

Zach Randolph takes bear-sized dump on Suns

Despite leading for most of the game, the Suns were not able to hold on in regulation and were outscored by the Grizzlies 14-4 in overtime. Z-Bo went HAM.

GameThread

Suns @ Grizzlies Game Thread: Come Join Us!

So the Suns are about to take on the best team in the Western Conference with the best front line in the NBA. Hopefully Marcin Gortat, Markieff Morris and Micheal Beasley (LOL) are up to the task. ...

Suns Venture into the Grizzlies' Den

The Phoenix Suns play the last game of their six-game road trip tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies, who have the best record in the NBA. Good luck with that Suns.

Jays clip Hawks' wings, avenge last season's loss

Creighton bounces in a big way back after suffering their first defeat. The Jays dominated the Atlantic-10 favorite St. Joe's en route to a 80-51 victory.

Suns line-up changes: Have they worked?

The Suns have played three games since Alvin Gentry shook up the starting line-up, and the results have been mostly positive.

Arch Madness to Remain ... Arch Madness

The Missouri Valley announced Monday that Arch Madness will continue to stand by its name for two more years. The conference tournament for the top mid-major league will stay in St. Louis until at least 2015.

McDermott and Mitchell: A Pair of NBA Talents

All season long we will be tracking the performance of our NBA Draft prospects. What did we learn from watching Doug McDermott and Tony Mitchell on opening night? They are just as good as advertised, and one of them might be underrated.

Suns run out of gas in Utah, 94-81

The Phoenix Suns latest attempt at a miracle comeback fell short in Utah, as the Jazz big men were just too much for the Suns to handle.

GameThread

Suns at Jazz: Game Time!

The Suns are sitting at 3-3 and are looking to go above .500 for the first time this season as they head to Utah to play the Jazz. This is the second game of a back-to-back for both teams, so the...

Sloppy Jays: Creighton rolls over North Texas

A pair of preseason All-Americans faced of in Omaha on opening night, and it was Doug McDermott and his Creighton team who emerged victorious against the Mean Green of North Texas and their star forward Tony Mitchell.

Suns line-up analysis: Who wants some popcorn?

Let's take a look at the rotations used by Alvin Gentry against Detroit, using the numbers from popcornmachine.net. How good is the starting five? How bad is the bench?

Creighton Bluejays Ready For Take-off

The Creighton Bluejays return nine of 10 rotation players from a team that went 29-6 a year ago including All-American Doug McDermott. We know the Jays are going to score a lot of points, but are they going to be able to get any stops?

SIU's Daniels Could Be Back in Just 5 Weeks

Barry Hinson thought that Dantiel Daniels could have missed the season with his foot injury, but the timeline is back down to just five weeks.

Could SIU's Dantiel Daniels miss the season?

Southern Illinois head coach Barry Hinson is worried his best big man Dantiel Daniels could miss the entire season with an injury.

Shock! Suns like Morris; 15-man roster

The Suns' roster is set at 15 to open the season, and the club has announced that they have picked up Markieff Morris' third year option.

Warriors beat Suns, 107-92

The Warriors knocked off the Suns 107-92 behind balanced scoring and hot shooting.

Film Study: Luis Scola, old or experienced?

I took a look at the film from last year to get a better idea of what Luis Scola brings to the Suns offense. The answer is a lot, but will his age hinder how much he is able to provide?

Practice like you play; Suns pick up the intensity

The Suns have had to take it easy in practice due to the age and durability of some of the players. But that is no longer the case and Alvin Gentry is turning up the intensity.

Suns final score: Phoenix outlasts Dallas, 100-94

There were a lot of positives and negatives in this game, but the Suns ultimately emerged victorious.

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