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Eric Bledsoe | Guard

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
College: Kentucky
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When asked on Twitter how he sees his future in Phoenix, Eric Bledsoe said it was "Bright."
Well, it's safe to say that he hasn't been hanging out with Markieff Morris this summer. While Morris has done nothing but cast doubt about his future in Phoenix, Bledsoe has been doing everything a franchise player would do such as mentoring the young prospects during summer league. Bledsoe's name was in the rumor mill earlier in the summer, but it looks like that is a thing of the past. With Isaiah Thomas and Goran Dragic gone, expect a big year from Bledsoe. Aug 8 - 10:05 AM

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Eric Bledsoe thought it was "important" to be around the Suns this offseason.

It's a smart move from Bledsoe if he hopes to become the Suns' real franchise face. "I just thought it was important to be around this summer to put the work in and to show that I'm dedicated to the team," Bledsoe said. Bledsoe's fitness is reportedly very much improved and has expressed a newfound dedication to do whatever the Suns need of him. After taking some heat for slacking off following his $70M deal, Bledsoe is reversing that perception.
Jul 13 - 10:04 AM

Eric Bledsoe will be working out with the Suns during the Las Vegas Summer League.

Bledsoe's name was floated around in trade rumors this summer, but this proves that he is fully invested in the Suns' future. He averaged 17.0 points, 6.1 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.1 3-pointers and 1.6 steals per game during the 2014-15 season, so there is no reason why he shouldn't build on those numbers with Isaiah Thomas and Goran Dragic out of the picture.
Jul 11 - 1:41 PM

The Suns met LaMarcus Aldridge with owner Robert Sarver, president of basketball operations Lon Babby, general manager Ryan McDonough, coach Jeff Hornacek, assistant coach Earl Watson, Tyson Chandler, Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight.

Besides the previously reported info on Tyson Chandler joining this group, it's interesting to see Bledsoe being involved. The Suns are going to have to make a trade to get LMA because they're basically out of cap space right now.
Jul 1 - 5:26 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek denied reports that the Suns are looking to deal Eric Bledsoe.

"Eric is a big part of our future and there was no entertainment of that," Hornacek said. With the Suns reportedly set to offer Brandon Knight a five-year, $70 million deal, it's not going to be easy to have two of those deals essentially for just one position -- they would obviously play next to each other a lot. Expect plenty more Bledsoe rumors in the next couple weeks.
Jun 29 - 4:39 PM

The Kings are "expected to express interest" in an Eric Bledsoe trade, a source told the Sporting News.

This reads more like speculation than reporting, so take it for what it's worth. The author writes that a Bledsoe acquisition could be a way to appease Cousins, but the Kings should be more concerned about building a sustainable winner vs. pacifying individual personalities on a volatile roster. Phoenix is not close to a deal with any club for its $70 million guard.
Jun 29 - 12:17 PM

ESPN's Marc Stein reports that there is "a growing feeling around the league" that the Suns will explore trade options for Eric Bledsoe if they first re-sign Brandon Knight.

Bucks writer Gery Woelfel reported on Saturday that Knight "will sign a five-year, $70 million contract with the Suns." That would apparently leave Bledsoe as the odd-man out in the Suns' backcourt, but he should have plenty of trade value despite the four years and $57 million remaining on his contract.
Jun 28 - 11:44 PM

Suns' head coach Jeff Hornacek said that Eric Bledsoe was never made available in any potential draft day trades.

There were a few reports leading up to the draft stating that Bledsoe was being shopped by Phoenix, but none of those rumors ending up coming to fruition. Bledsoe is one of Phoenix's marquee players, and he'll make for a solid mid to early-round selection in next year's fantasy drafts after averaging 17.0 points, 6.1 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.1 three-pointers and 1.6 steals per game during the 2014-15 season.
Jun 26 - 2:14 PM

The Suns have been dangling Eric Bledsoe in trade offers and may continue to do so after the draft.

There are multiple reports of the Knicks and Suns talking about a deal involving Bledsoe and the No. 4 pick, but the Suns could look to move up in the draft anywhere from 5-12. Clearly, the team is regretting its plan to build their lineups around three point guards. Expect more rumors on Bledsoe to surface this week.
Jun 22 - 3:21 PM

The Knicks could look at a trade involving Eric Bledsoe and the No. 4 pick in the upcoming draft, according to ESPN's Chad Ford.

First and foremost, pump the brakes here because this is really just an idea and not a report. While the Suns are certainly looking to change their personnel after their three-PG lineup went up in flames, dumping Bledsoe would put them near tanking territory. Presumably, the Suns would want to take Kristaps Porzingis or maybe even D'Angelo Russell. Obviously a move for Bledsoe would hurt his fantasy value and he's not really a great offensive fit next to Carmelo Anthony anyway.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 19 - 5:35 PM

Suns general manager Ryan McDonough is thrilled with Eric Bledsoe's development this season and believes that he is just scratching the surface of his potential.

"The exciting thing for us about Eric is he's still just starting to scratch the surface of his potential," McDonough said. "Last year (2013-14), he started for half a season and you saw glimpses of it. I think there some questions externally, certainly not from us, but could he do it as a starter, could he do it over the course of an 82-game season? I think he certainly proved he could with the numbers he averaged." Bledsoe finished the season with averages of 17.0 points, 6.1 assists, 5.2 boards, 1.6 steals and 1.1 3-pointers per game, and his role in Phoenix will be vital next season as the team's unquestioned leader.
Apr 26 - 10:26 AM

Eric Bledsoe racked up 20 points, four rebounds and 10 assists in 41 minutes vs. the Spurs on Sunday, making 7-of-13 field goals and 6-of-6 freebies in the Suns' road loss.

The Suns' decision to trade Goran Dragic and acquire Brandon Knight didn't work out too well, as Knight has struggled with injuries and Phoenix has a 9-17 record since the deal was made. That hasn't stopped Bledsoe from piling up big numbers for the Suns, though the heavy workload may be taking a toll -- since Apr. 1 he's averaging only 14.7 points on 42.1 percent shooting. The Suns and Spurs are the only teams with one game left on their schedules.
Apr 12 - 10:01 PM

Eric Bledsoe was plagued by foul trouble on Tuesday, managing only nine points, two rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes vs. Atlanta.

He wasn't likely to play much more anyway, as no Suns' player logged more than 28 minutes in a brutal 27-point road loss. The Suns' 69 total points were just two more than the franchise-low set in 1981, and they've now fallen 3.5 games behind the Thunder for the West's final playoff spot.
Apr 7 - 10:06 PM

Eric Bledsoe scored a team-high 18 points against the Warriors during a heartbreaking 107-106 loss on Thursday, adding six rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

The Suns lost on a last-second score from Harrison Barnes, which sums up their season. They're now 4.5 games behind the Thunder and also don't have the tiebreaker, so they're basically done with six games remaining. Bledsoe should still be able to put up huge lines going forward. He'll play again on Saturday against the Jazz and Dante Exum, who has played better defense lately.
Apr 3 - 1:43 AM

Eric Bledsoe made 5-of-20 from the field for 13 points during an 87-81 loss to the Blazers on Friday with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and no turnovers.

The Blazers have been giving up some big lines to point guards, so this was a big ol' letdown for Bledsoe and the Suns. Plus, this loss also dropped Phoenix to 10th in the Western Conference standings and they are now 3.5 games behind OKC for the No. 8 seed. Bledsoe will get Russell Westbrook in a huge game on Sunday.
Mar 28 - 2:28 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Ronnie Price
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Archie Goodwin
3Devin Booker
4Terrico White
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
3Sonny Weems
4Kyle Casey
PF1Markieff Morris
2Mirza Teletovic
3Jon Leuer
4Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len