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Eric Bledsoe | Guard | #2

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (18) / OKC
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Earl Watson said that the Suns are not shopping Eric Bledsoe.
There was a report that the Suns were looking to deal either Brandon Knight or Bledsoe, but take Watson's comments with a grain of salt because admitting to this would hurt the Suns' leverage in trade talks. Bledsoe (knee) has resumed basketball activities and has a goal to be 100 percent for training camp, but trading him while his value is low wouldn't make much sense for the Suns. Expect him to open the season as the starting PG in Phoenix next season. Jun 25 - 10:32 AM

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Eric Bledsoe (knee) has resumed basketball activities and has a goal to be 100 percent for training camp.

"I feel like I should be doing more, but it’ll be a long season next year, so right now I’m just preparing my body," Bledsoe said. His name has come up in trade rumors lately, but it would be surprising to see him traded on Thursday. When healthy, he's one of the better point guards out there and flirted with first-round value in standard leagues before his season-ending meniscus tear.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 22 - 6:19 PM

The Suns may look to trade away Eric Bledsoe this offseason.

The Suns have a strange collection of up-and-coming talent and various players that are in win-now mode, so they may choose to just accept another rebuild and trade away guys like Bledsoe and Tyson Chandler. Phoenix currently owns the No. 4 overall selection in the upcoming draft, and they reportedly have interest in taking Kris Dunn with that pick, which would give them yet another point guard. Bledsoe's value isn't very high right now, as he's coming off his third knee surgery, but he is making solid progress and current reports state he'll be ready for training camp.
Jun 22 - 2:03 PM

Eric Bledsoe (knee) was working out without a knee brace on Wednesday.

Most meniscus surgeries don't require four months off, but Bledsoe's knee injury kept him out from late December to the end of the season. It looks like he should be close to 100 percent to resume his offseason program. The Suns have a bit of a surplus at guard, but Bledsoe should remain in the starting lineup regardless. Before his knee injury, he was a top-20 player in fantasy.
May 18 - 2:45 PM

Eric Bledsoe's knee is "nearly fully recuperated" according to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic.

He had knee surgery in December to repair the torn meniscus in his left knee, but this confirms that his rehab is going well and he should be ready to go for training camp. Bledsoe said that coach Earl Watson "was probably one of the main reasons" he was playing so well at the beginning of the season, so he could have a solid 2016-17 campaign if he can stay healthy. The durability concerns means he should be available at a discount as well.
Apr 29 - 12:52 PM

Eric Bledsoe (knee surgery) said that he's focused on "coming back to dominate."

Bledsoe is set to spend the remainder of the 2015-16 season on the sidelines after undergoing surgery to repair his torn meniscus in his left knee, but he's been through this routine before, and appears confident that he'll return to form next season. However, players often tend to be overly optimistic with their injuries, and from a long-term perspective, it's concerning that he's now suffered major injuries to both of his knees. He'll be a risky draft day selection next season.
Jan 20 - 11:52 AM

Jeff Hornacek said that Eric Bledsoe's decision to repair, rather than remove, his torn meniscus was probably the best decision he could make in terms of his long-term health.

"Repairing is probably the best thing to happen," Hornacek said. "You’re out longer but it’s the best thing for your joint and your knee. If you just cut it out, you wind up being bone on bone. Unfortunately for us, it’s the long one. But fortunately for him, it’s probably the better thing for him." With Bledsoe done for the year, Phoenix will look to Brandon Knight, Devin Booker and T.J. Warren to pick up the slack on offense, with Knight offering the most upside from a fantasy perspective.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Eric Bledsoe (knee surgery) will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season after undergoing surgery to repair his torn meniscus.

The initial six-week timetable never seemed very realistic, and it's going to be very difficult for Phoenix to truly compete for a playoff spot in the West with Bledsoe on the sidelines, so player development is likely going to become more of a focus for the team. Devin Booker looks like the starting two-guard for the rest of the year, and while he didn't have an amazing debut as a starter, he's still worth considering swooping up in most leagues for those seeking some 3-point shooting and scoring. Bledsoe can now be dropped outside of keeper leagues and Brandon Knight is going to be busy as the main man on offense. T.J. Warren will also likely see his role on offense expanded, and he too makes sense as an add in most leagues.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 02:16:00 PM

Eric Bledsoe will have surgery on Tuesday to repair his torn left meniscus, and he's expected to miss about six weeks.

Bledsoe had his previously-repaired right meniscus removed in 2014, which sidelined him for more than two months, and his timetable suggests he'll also have his left meniscus removed. He's looking at a lengthy rehab in either case, and may need to be cut in leagues without IR spots. His absence thrusts an even bigger workload onto Brandon Knight, it should present a huge opportunity for Devin Booker, and a few more minutes could trickle down to Ronnie Price. The Suns' season is on life support.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:23:00 PM

Eric Bledsoe has reportedly been diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his left knee, and the injury is expected to require surgery.

Bledsoe tore the meniscus in his right knee during the 2011 season, and required surgery to remove the damaged meniscus (right knee) during the 2014 season that sidelined him for over two months. Bledsoe has not officially decided whether or not to undergo the knife, and the Suns have yet to release the results of his MRI, but a lengthy absence for Eric seems unavoidable at this point (currently listed as "out indefinitely"). Brandon Knight is going to be the main man on offense for Phoenix sans Bledsoe, and Devin Booker may find himself in the starting five. Those without an IR-spot may have to consider dropping Bledsoe with this news.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Eric Bledsoe (left knee) is reportedly expected to be out until after the All-Star break.

Bledsoe is reportedly dealing with some possible "meniscus damage," and this is a tough blow for fantasy owners and the Suns alike. Brandon Knight will slide over to the point guard slot with Bledsoe out, and Devin Booker (who started the second-half after Bledsoe's injury) is set to see a massive increase in playing time. Booker can really light it up from beyond the arc, so he's worth a speculative add in most leagues for owners seeking some 3-point shooting.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 03:26:00 PM

Eric Bledsoe (left knee) is expected to miss "extended time."

The Suns are expected to announce the results of the MRI soon, but it sounds like it's not going to be good news. Coach Jeff Hornacek said on Saturday that Bledsoe's ACL was stable, but according to this report he is dealing with some possible "meniscus damage." If Bledsoe has to miss time, Brandon Knight would slide to the point which would open up minutes for Devin Booker. Stay tuned.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said Eric Bledsoe's ACL was stable after some preliminary tests.

He is still going to get an MRI to check on all of his ligaments. Bledsoe does have a history of knee injuries, so he could miss extended time. The MRI results should be out Sunday. Until then, feel free to give Devin Booker a speculative add for owners with something to cut.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 12:09:00 AM

Eric Bledsoe (left knee sprain) will not return to Saturday's game vs. the 76ers and will undergo an MRI.

The Suns ruled him out pretty quickly, but there is no need to speculate on the injury until we hear the results of the MRI. Bledsoe had to be carried to the locker room and couldn't put any weight on his leg, but hopefully it's not too serious. If he has to miss any time, Brandon Knight will move to point guard which will open up some minutes for Devin Booker, who also started the second half.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 10:19:00 PM

Eric Bledsoe appeared to collide knees with Robert Covington and had to be carried to the locker room during Saturday's game vs. the 76ers.

He stayed down on the court for a while and couldn't put any weight on his leg. The injury didn't look good at all, so the Suns will likely run some tests on him. For now, he should be considered doubtful to return, but we should have another update momentarily. If he has to miss any time, Brandon Knight will be the primary beneficiary.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 09:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Ronnie Price
SG1Devin Booker
2Archie Goodwin
3John Jenkins
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
3Chase Budinger
PF1Alex Len
2Mirza Teletovic
3Jon Leuer
4Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alan Williams