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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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Eric Bledsoe said the Suns players are "definitely going to have to make sacrifices this season."
"That's one of the biggest things we're going to have to do," Bledsoe said. Presumably, the Suns' only 20 points-per-game scorer last season is saying the guards will have to share the ball due to the emergence of Devin Booker. While the Suns are exploring Booker at small forward on occasion, it would be a big surprise to see him start there -- even with P.J. Tucker (back) out. For now, it seems like Brandon Knight is the best bet to move to a bench combo guard role. Bledsoe's biggest risk remains his injury history, but he's still a fine pick as a No. 1 fantasy point guard in the early rounds. Sep 26 - 2:20 PM

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Eric Bledsoe (knee surgery) has been cleared for 5-on-5 scrimmaging.

Bledsoe participated in his first full scrimmage on Thursday, a development we've been waiting to see happen since undergoing left knee surgery in December of 2015. The man known as mini-LeBron will again be a high-risk, high-reward pick in the early portion of fantasy drafts. In two of his three seasons with the Suns, Bledsoe has played in 43 games or fewer.
Sep 17 - 4:26 PM

Eric Bledsoe (knee) has been working out in Phoenix since mid-August.

Next week will be the first time Bledsoe goes 5-on-5 and it sounds like his season-ending knee injury has fully recovered. General manager Ryan McDonough said Bledsoe's knee feels good, but the team is still being a little cautious. The GM said Bledsoe added some more to his game and that he's "going to have a big year." The talent isn't a question on Bledsoe, so he just needs to stay healthy to be a fantasy stud.
Sep 2 - 9:06 PM

Suns GM Ryan McDonough said during Sunday's game in Vegas that Eric Bledsoe (left knee) is "doing great" and should be ready for training camp.

"I think by training camp or even before training camp, he'll be fully cleared for 5-on-5 action," McDonough said. Bledsoe is apparently so eager to ramp up his activity that the Suns' training staff is holding him back, which is a great sign seven months after surgery to repair a torn meniscus. EB's elite fantasy upside is tempered by his injury history, not to mention the presence of Brandon Knight and Devin Booker, making it hard to reach for him before the third round.
Jul 10 - 11:41 PM

Eric Bledsoe has reportedly become "leaner and stronger" since his season-ending knee injury in December.

Bledsoe hopes to be 100 percent healthy for training camp and it sounds like he's progressing well. "I don’t know that I’ve been more proud of a player that we’ve had when it comes to development and a professional changing of habits," said strength and conditioning coach Mike Elliott. Bledsoe is reportedly paying more attention to his nutrition and proper sleeping habits, after previously being "guilty of staying up late playing video games and coming to practice sluggish." The Suns have denied that he's on the trade block and he could be a fantasy steal if he manages to stay healthy in 2016-17.
Jun 29 - 8:29 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
3Archie Goodwin
4John Jenkins
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Jared Dudley
2Marquese Chriss
3Dragan Bender
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams