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Eric Bledsoe | Guard | #2

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (18) / OKC
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The Suns and Bulls have reportedly discussed a trade involving Eric Bledsoe and the No. 16 pick.
It's unclear what the Bulls would be giving up in this scenario, and we've heard enough variations on this theme to be skeptical -- less than an hour ago it was reported that Chicago was "looking at other things [than the Suns offers] for now." Bledsoe has also been linked to the Nuggets in a package for Emmanuel Mudiay and a draft pick, so there are multiple scenarios in play. Jun 22 - 7:04 PM

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The Suns have reportedly talked to the Bulls about a trade involving Eric Bledsoe, but Chicago is "looking at other things for now."

Phoenix may be trying to package Bledsoe with the No. 4 pick to acquire a big-name player, according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times. It doesn't sound like the Bulls would part with Jimmy Butler for that package, but the Suns are looking at a variety of options involving Bledsoe -- they've also discussed a deal that would send Bledsoe to Denver in exchange for Emmanuel Mudiay and the No. 13 pick.
Jun 22 - 6:18 PM

Eric Bledsoe (knee soreness) did not want to be shut down for the season.

This confirms his "unamused face" emoji from after Wednesday's game. Bledsoe said he wanted to finish the season with his teammates, and it's worth a mention he only missed one game before the shut down following his 31-game 2015-16. Tyler Ulis should be owned everywhere while Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss and T.J. Warren also benefit.
Mar 16 - 3:15 PM

The Suns are shutting down Eric Bledsoe (knee soreness) for the season.

This confirms an earlier report. Bledsoe has been taking it easier in practice and does have a wrap on his leg more often these days. He is under contract for the next two years and is still just 27, so this is somewhat unconventional. Although, the Suns clearly are looking at beyond the 2017-18 season. Bledsoe did take to Twitter after Wednesday's game to drop an unamused face, so he may not be happy about this. He should be dropped in fantasy leagues while Tyler Ulis shouldn't be on any waiver wires. Basically the entire rotation benefits and maybe Brandon Knight plays again.
Mar 16 - 2:49 AM

The Suns will shut down Eric Bledsoe for the season, according to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7.

Coach Earl Watson called Bledsoe resting a "management decision" and he even asked owner Robert Sarver if he could sign a 10-day deal. This isn't an official report, but Watson's press conference made it clear more rest was coming for Bledsoe. He's not an absolute drop here because he's so good, but most owners should be dropping him. Tyler Ulis should be owned in every single fantasy league right now.
Mar 16 - 1:00 AM

Eric Bledsoe is not starting on Wednesday night.

There have been hints for months that the Suns would be resting Bledsoe, so this might be the first time down the stretch he'll be out. He did rest in a road game in Houston, but this will be his first at home. He is dressing for this game, so maybe he's just coming off the bench.
Mar 15 - 10:01 PM

Eric Bledsoe (hyperextended left knee) played 31 minutes on Sunday, posting 19 points on 7-of-21 shooting with three 3-pointers, five assists, three rebounds and two steals.

"There's a little pain," Bledsoe said before the game. "But when I'm on the court I can't make no excuses." EB is now shooting a combined 15-of-49 in his past three games (30.6 percent), and the injury adds to his rest-of-season uncertainty -- coach Earl Watson has cited exhaustion as a factor for Bledsoe, but it wasn't mentioned during this weekend's back-to-back set. The good news is that Phoenix gets two days off before returning for a cushy home game vs. the Kings on Wednesday.
Mar 12 - 11:56 PM

Eric Bledsoe made 4-of-16 from the field for 12 points with two rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer against the Mavs on Saturday.

His shot isn't falling right now with this one and a 4-of-12 on Thursday. Bledsoe did hit some shots when it counts, though. There is no doubt Tyler Ulis will be taking minutes from Bledsoe, but keep the 27-year-old guard rolling as long as he's active. You might want to make sure he's a go at home for Sunday against the Blazers.
Mar 12 - 1:28 AM

Eric Bledsoe (knee) scored 13 points with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block, one 3-pointer and seven turnovers in 32 minutes during a 122-110 loss to the Lakers on Thursday.

He popped up on the injury report with some knee soreness before this game. Back on Tuesday, the Suns broadcast talked about Bledsoe dealing with some muscle issues and Bledsoe did have a big knee brace at practice on Wednesday. Coach Earl Watson has talked about a "physical wall" for Bledsoe earlier this season and it led to a night off in Houston last month, so there's a good chance Bledsoe rests in Dallas on Saturday before a home game in Phoenix on Sunday. Hopefully we can get an update before Saturday morning.
Mar 10 - 1:41 AM

Eric Bledsoe (knee) and Tyler Ulis (ankle) are available to play against the Lakers on Thursday.

The Suns put him on the injury report as questionable, but Bledsoe himself said he was feeling good at practice. While this is a good sign for him tonight, the Suns do have a back-to-back set coming up this weekend. That means a night off could be in order for Bled. For now, start him like you normally would in a plus matchup.
Mar 9 - 9:41 PM

Coach Earl Watson said Eric Bledsoe (knee) seems healthy for Thursday against the Lakers.

At practice on Wednesday, Bledsoe said he feels fine and really gave no indication he was hurting. Besides the Suns dropping a hint of him dealing with muscle soreness on Tuesday, there hasn't been much on him. For now, it sounds like he'll play, but keep in mind his minutes may be slightly down.
Mar 9 - 8:56 PM

Eric Bledsoe (left knee) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Thursday against the Lakers.

This is off the game notes, so there really isn't much to go on here. Bledsoe did miss some time in the fourth quarter on Tuesday, so he could wind up missing this game. If he is out, it's Tyler Ulis time. He was at practice on Wednesday with a knee brace, and a night off would likely be more about rest.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: If Bledsoe is unable to go, Tyler Ulis will become a plug-and-play option across the board, while Devin Booker would see an uptick in usage. Per CourtIQ, Booker leads the Suns in usage at 31.2% with Bledsoe off the court, a +2.0% differential from his season total. T.J. Warren, Alan Williams, Alex Len and Derrick Jones all pick up at least a +1.0% usage differential without Bledsoe.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 9 - 6:35 PM

Eric Bledsoe dropped 30 points on 9-of-18 shooting (8-of-8 FTs) in Tuesday's loss to the Wizards, adding five assists, three rebounds, four triples and six turnovers in 27 minutes.

Per Suns TV, Bledsoe was dealing with an undisclosed injury/soreness tonight and was on the bench to "keep his muscles warm" during the fourth quarter. He did check back into the game for the final four minutes of regulation, so the issue must be very minor. While we would expect Bledsoe to play on Thursday vs. the Lakers, maybe the Suns will look to get him some rest on Saturday vs. the Mavericks -- that's the road game of a back-to-back set with the Suns returning to home to face the Blazers on Sunday. If you own Bledsoe, handcuffing him with Tyler Ulis is a wise move.
Mar 8 - 12:21 AM

Eric Bledsoe had 28 points, nine assists, six rebounds and two 3-pointers during Sunday's tough home win vs. Boston, going 9-of-20 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line.

Before the game, Isaiah Thomas said the Celtics "had to try to just slow [the Suns] down ... because we know they like to get out in transition." Phoenix ranks second in the NBA with 19.3 fastbreak points per game, and they wound up scoring 25 fastbreak points vs. Boston's defense tonight. Bledsoe tied the game with a late layup and his owners have to be thrilled -- he averaged just 27.0 minutes in the Suns' previous two games, and his robust playing time tonight came despite a huge game from Tyler Ulis.
Mar 5 - 8:05 PM

Eric Bledsoe made 3-of-4 from the field for 14 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Hornets on Thursday.

The Suns really want to get a look at Tyler Ulis. Yeah, Eric Bledsoe is really good, but the Suns know what they have with him. In other words, it's more important for the Suns to find out if they are comfortable with Ulis as a No. 2 point guard for next season than playing Bledsoe more minutes. Bledsoe is still worth owning, but sub-par, low-usage games like this one should start to happen more often. Ulis did also close out over Bledsoe in this win.
Mar 3 - 12:58 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Tyler Ulis
3Brandon Knight
4Ronnie Price
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
SF1T.J. Warren
2Josh Jackson
3Derrick Jones Jr.
4Elijah Millsap
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Jared Dudley
3Dragan Bender
4Alec Peters
C1Alex Len
2Alan Williams
3Tyson Chandler