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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 would be willing to trade Eric Bledsoe to Cleveland as part of a deal for Kyrie Irving, according to Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com.
The report also claims that Phoenix would include Bledsoe in a package even if Irving wasn't willing to commit to the Suns long term. However, Phoenix does not want to part with rookie Josh Jackson. The Cavs obviously have a great interest in Devin Booker as well, but Booker is "as close to untouchable as anyone on the Suns' roster." Bledsoe is good friends with LeBron James, as the two share the same agent and often work out together, so the Suns will continue to be one of the teams mentioned as a possible trade partner. Aug 4 - 10:05 AM

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LeBron James will be working out with Derrick Rose, Eric Bledsoe and others in Las Vegas, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

This will probably help fuel the Bledsoe for Kyrie Irving trade rumors. Although, Bledsoe and LeBron have been close for years, they have worked out together before, and they both have Rich Paul as their agent. In other words, this is not a surprise and there's a very good chance this has nothing to do with the trade rumor. Bledsoe has said he'd like to win now and the Suns would probably like to move him to focus on their player development, so expect plenty of rumors to follow.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 26 - 2:57 PM

Eric Bledsoe said he loves everything about Phoenix, but added that he wants to win now.

Bledsoe is only 27, but he said he feels like an old man among his young teammates. The Suns are probably another year or two away from being competitive in the West, and Bledsoe reiterated that he was upset about being shut down at the end of last season so the Suns could tank their way to a better draft pick. Bledsoe has been linked to Cleveland because of Kyrie Irving's trade request, and he does share the same agent and is good friends with LeBron James. He was awesome last season with averages of 21.1 points, 6.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.6 treys per game, and more importantly, he was able to stay on the floor.
Source: AZ Central
Jul 24 - 9:58 AM

The New York Post is reporting that the Knicks have inquired about Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe.

After handing out $80 million in guaranteed salary to Tim Hardaway Jr. and Ron Baker, the Knicks don't have any cap room left to sign a steady, reliable starting point guard. Thus, they are exploring trade options. However, assuming New York is unwilling to trade away future first-round picks, it would seem highly unlikely the Suns would be willing to part with Bledsoe for the pieces the Knicks could offer in exchange, such as Courtney Lee.
Jul 13 - 11:38 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Tyler Ulis
3Mike James
SG1Devin Booker
2Brandon Knight
3Davon Reed
SF1T.J. Warren
2Josh Jackson
3Derrick Jones Jr.
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Dragan Bender
3Jared Dudley
4Alec Peters
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alan Williams