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Eric Bledsoe | Guard

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 199
College: Kentucky
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The Phoenix Suns expect restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe to be part of the team when the 2014-15 season begins.
While the Suns haven't been able to find middle ground with Bledsoe and his representatives, the 24-year-old hasn't signed an offer sheet with another team either. Bledsoe could ultimately decide to accept his $3.7 million qualifying offer and become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 season, but the Suns are envisioning a three-headed backcourt monster of Isaiah Thomas, Goran Dragic, and Bledsoe that would make fantasy owners salivate. "We expect Goran and Eric and Isaiah to be pushing the ball up the court like they did last year," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. Jul 22 - 9:49 AM

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Bledsoe is seeking a 5-year $80 million max deal from the Suns, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.

Broussard also reports that the Suns offered Bledsoe a 4-year, $48 million deal. The two sides are very far apart in negotiations and it appears a strong offer sheet for the restricted free agent may be enough to steal him away from Phoenix. The team recently signed Isaiah Thomas to a long-term deal, so a Bledsoe departure would not come as a shock.
Jul 17 - 6:47 PM

Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns are still far apart in contract talks, according to sources close to the situation.

While the Suns' promise to match any offers on the 24-year-old has scared some teams off, there is growing belief that Phoenix may move on from Bledsoe after acquiring Isaiah Thomas. Bledsoe is reportedly looking for a max contract after averaging 17.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.6 steals per game during the 2013-14 season and will be one of the better fantasy point guards options in 2014-15 regardless of where he lands.
Source: ESPN
Jul 17 - 12:55 PM

The Bucks are reportedly going after restricted free agents Eric Bledsoe, and Greivis Vasquez.

The Bucks would likely need to overpay Bledsoe/Vasquez to join their team, and it seems pretty unlikely they would be able to land Bledsoe. Free agents have historically been resistant towards coming to Milwaukee, and with the group of players they currently have on their roster, it isn't exactly an enticing organization to come to for players looking to win-now. With the Raptors a bit more strapped from a financial standpoint, the Bucks could offer a "poison pill" type deal to pry away Vasquez.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 6 - 9:58 AM

Restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe is in the early stages of contract talks with the Suns.

He has the same agent as LeBron James, so that is probably a higher priority for Rich Paul. Bledsoe may get a max offer and the Suns are expected to match. He only had one year to show what he can do and he was able to exceed most expectations. Bledsoe will be an early target in fantasy drafts next year.
Jul 5 - 9:36 PM

The Bucks are pitching an offer sheet to restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe.

The Bucks have some room to offer Bledsoe a big deal, but the Suns have the second-most cap space in the NBA right now. The 24-year-old guard was superb last season and will have a chance to make the All-Star team on whatever team he signs with. The Suns are expected to match any offer.
Jul 5 - 2:56 PM

The Suns officially extended their qualifying offer to Eric Bledsoe on Friday.

This is just a formality in the process of making Bledsoe a restricted free agent. The Suns can now match any offer that Bledsoe receives on the open market. Bledsoe averaged career-highs last season with 17.7 points, 5.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 32.9 minutes while also shooting a career-best 47.7 percent from the field. Obviously he is going to be a highly sought after target once the big names of LeBron and Carmelo are off the board during free agency this summer.
Jun 27 - 3:20 PM

The Sacramento Kings have reportedly made a trade offer to the Phoenix Suns for restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe.

The Kings' offer reportedly consisted of Isaiah Thomas and the No. 8 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but the Suns seem to be looking for more of a return or else we'd be talking about the fantasy ramifications of Bledsoe joining the Kings. Phoenix is hoping to present Bledsoe with a market-value contract in early July and avoid having him sign an offer sheet with another team that the Suns would then have to match. This situation will play itself out as the summer progresses, but the one thing that is clear right now is that Bledsoe isn't headed to Sacramento (for now).
Jun 19 - 10:56 AM

The Suns hope to sign restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe in the "first few days of July," according to beat writer Paul Coro.

By offering Bledsoe a huge market-value contract, Phoenix may be able to avoid waiting for Bledsoe to inevitably present another team's offer sheet for the Suns to match. That would enable the Suns' front office to focus their attention elsewhere, such as re-signing P.J. Tucker, adding a veteran center to help Miles Plumlee and Alex Len, and shoring up a defense that allowed 102.6 points per game last season.
Jun 15 - 5:18 PM

Restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe is expected to see a max deal this summer, according to Yahoo! Sports.

He certainly deserves it, averaging 17.7 points, 4.7 boards, 5.5 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.2 triples on 47.7 percent from the field. Bledsoe has torn his meniscus twice in his career, so there is a bit of injury risk that comes with the athletic point guard. The Suns are expected to match any offer for the 24-year-old Kentucky product.
Jun 7 - 6:18 PM

Eric Bledsoe has remained noncommittal about his status as a restricted free agent this summer.

He was superb in his first season with the Suns and the team did not extend his contract heading into the season. However, the Suns will almost do anything they can to bring him back, and Bledsoe seems to be a part of the team and wasn't happy about missing out on the playoffs. "The way we lost the last couple games to the Spurs and Dallas, it definitely put a taste in my mouth," Bledsoe said. He'll have high-end fantasy value next year no matter where he lands.
Apr 18 - 3:48 PM

Eric Bledsoe hit 11-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 29 points, four rebounds, six assists and four steals in Saturday's tough loss to the Mavericks.

This was the game of the night and Bledsoe and Monta Ellis put on quite a show. The Suns are still alive and play the Grizzlies on Monday, and that game will have huge playoff implications for both teams, as the Suns currently trail them by a half game.
Apr 12 - 11:49 PM

Eric Bledsoe just missed a triple-double against the Spurs during a tough 112-104 loss on Friday, scoring 30 points with 11 boards, nine assists, three steals and two 3-pointers on 11-of-16 from the field.

It's the fourth game without Goran Dragic for Bledsoe this season, but this was his best effort of any of those four. Bledsoe is filling up the stat sheet over his last five, averaging 21.6 points, 5.8 boards, 5.0 assists, 0.8 blocks, 2.0 steals and 1.0 triples on 57.4 percent from the field. He's an absolute beast for fantasy owners and will be very high on our board next season.
Apr 12 - 1:41 AM

Eric Bledsoe failed to score in the first half against the Pelicans on Wednesday, finishing with 16 points, six boards, six assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

After shooting 0-of-3 in the first half, Bledsoe light it up with a 7-of-10 shooting line in the second half. He also had a highlight-reel block of Jeff Withey at the rim and remains one of the most exciting players in the NBA. Bledsoe had a lot of hype coming into the season and he has not disappointed outside of his meniscus tear. As for the Suns, they hold a one-game lead over the Grizzlies for the eighth seed and trail the Mavericks by 0.5 games for the seven spot.
Apr 9 - 11:46 PM

Eric Bledsoe briefly exited Sunday's game with a left wrist injury, but he soon returned with his wrist taped and finished with 18 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals.

After the game, he said on local radio that his wrist was fine and he'll be ready to go. The normally solid free throw shooter made 6-of-11 at the line vs. the Thunder, but stepped up when it mattered with four straight makes in the final 30 seconds of a tight game. His wrist injury didn't seem to limit him in the second half and we're excluding him from the injury report unless a pessimistic update arrives on Monday.
Apr 7 - 12:11 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Isaiah Thomas
3Tyler Ennis
4Archie Goodwin
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Dionte Christmas
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Marcus Morris
3T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Anthony Tolliver
3Shavlik Randolph
C1Miles Plumlee
2Alex Len
3Alec Brown
4Vyacheslav Kravtsov