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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 (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

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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

Eric Bledsoe said he has to do a better job of taking care of the basketball.

"I’ve got to take better care of the ball, especially down the stretch," Bledsoe said. Mini-LeBron is averaging a career-high 3.7 turnovers and has racked up 15 of them over his last three games, but he's been simply sublime this year with averages of 21.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 2.1 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.7 triples on 46.5 percent shooting.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 01:12:00 PM

Eric Bledsoe torched the Pelicans on Friday during a 104-88 win, scoring 29 points with four rebounds, nine assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

He was 12-of-17 from the field and basically did whatever he wanted. After a mini-slump earlier this month, Bledsoe is rolling over his last six with averages of 22.2 points, 4.3 boards, 7.8 assists, 2.5 steals, 1.3 blocks and 1.7 treys on 48.5 percent from the field. He is relentlessly attacking his way to first-round value on the season.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 03:16:00 AM

Eric Bledsoe was held to single-digits for the first time all season on Wednesday, scoring six points with five boards, eight assists, two steals and five turnovers.

Bledsoe shot just 3-of-12 from the field and didn't attempt any free throws. He ran straight into a Suns' team that wanted to make a statement after losing for the first time all season, and they did exactly that. Brandon Knight fared better tonight, but still had only 17 points, one rebound and two assists without any defensive stats.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 02:51:00 AM

Eric Bledsoe filled the stat sheet during a 104-94 loss to the Mavs on Monday, scoring 23 points with five rebounds, seven assists, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

He's rolling again and is coming off another stat-stuffing, 23-point game from Sunday. Bledsoe is doing the analytics special with lots of shots at the rim and great 3-point shooting in his last four, averaging 24.5 points, 4.3 boards, 7.5 assists, 2.8 steals, 2.0 blocks and 2.3 treys on 47.2 percent from the line. He is back up to first-round value on the year now.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 01:53:00 AM

Eric Bledsoe had the first 4x4 game for a guard since Dwyane Wade in 2009 on Sunday.

E-Bled was again making biscuits in his bakery with a line of 23 points, five boards, nine dimes, four steals and four blocks on 7-of-13 shooting and 8-of-10 from the charity stripe. It's been a true breakout season for Bledsoe, who is returning borderline first-round value and showing no signs of slowing down. So long as he remains healthy, E-Bled will start getting called Mini-LeBron a whole lot more often.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 12:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Archie Goodwin
3Ronnie Price
SG1Brandon Knight
2Devin Booker
3Sonny Weems
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jon Leuer
3Mirza Teletovic
4Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len