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Eric Bledsoe | Guard

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 199
College: Kentucky
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Eric Bledsoe made 7-of-10 from the field for 16 points with six assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.
He had five shots from at least 19 feet and he made three of them, so that counts for something. Bledsoe is working on his mid-range game it's been positive so far, but he's going to be awesome on offense no matter what he decides to do. He'll put up top-40 value as long as he's healthy. Oct 17 - 12:58 AM

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Eric Bledsoe has been working on his mid-range game.

He was actually somewhat solid in the mid-range game last season, making 41.4 percent of his 128 attempts. Bledsoe still struggles on jump shots overall and made just 32.6 percent last season, but that that's up from 21.7 percent in 2011-12 and 27.8 in 2012-13. He'll be a fantasy stud no matter what he does as long as he stays healthy.
Oct 11 - 3:11 PM

Eric Bledsoe hit 7-of-10 shots on his way to 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

Bledsoe didn't hit a 3-pointer tonight, but played well. As long as he can stay healthy, he's going to help fantasy owners in a big way. Goran Dragic had an off night with six points, Isaiah Thomas went off for 18 points off the bench, and Gerald Green added 13 points off the bench. Things are pretty crowded in the Suns backcourt, but they didn't pay Bledsoe all that money to have him play less than 35 minutes a night.
Oct 9 - 1:23 AM

Eric Bledsoe said he worked on his conditioning this offseason because coach Jeff Hornacek was always was asking if he was tired.

Bledsoe was actually not very good in the fourth quarter and maybe that's why his coach asked him. He shot just 39.6 percent from the field in the fourth, which is 9.7 percent lower than any other quarter. As long as he's healthy, he'll easily be a top-10 fantasy shooting guard.
Oct 6 - 1:45 PM

The Phoenix Suns are confident about Eric Bledsoe's medical outlook after signing him to a five-year, $70 million deal.

After a protracted contract negotiation, both sides seem happy with the new deal and the Suns don't sound worried about Bledsoe's surgically-repaired knee. "We would not have made this commitment in terms of years or money if we had significant concerns about Eric's health," Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said. "Nobody knows Eric's medical history or where he's at better than us." Bledsoe will see plenty of minute alongside Goran Dragic in the Suns' backcourt and is a solid third or fourth round target in fantasy drafts.
Sep 25 - 11:04 AM

The Suns and Eric Bledsoe reached an agreement on a five-year, $70 million deal.

The Suns weren't going to cave on their four-year, $48 million offer, but agent Rich Paul seems to have dominated this negotiation. Bledsoe will go back into the starting lineup next to Goran Dragic and should be in a similar role as last season. For what it's worth, he didn't play well in the fourth quarter, so it will be interesting to see if Isaiah Thomas takes any of his 33 minutes per game from 2013-14. Bledsoe is a nice target in the fourth round of fantasy drafts.
Sep 24 - 5:51 PM

Eric Bledsoe and his agent, Rich Paul, traveled to Phoenix on Wednesday to try and reach a new deal.

There has been significant progress with Bledsoe over the past day, so there's a good chance the two parties come to an agreement. If they can't come to terms, Bledsoe will likely just sign a qualifying offer and then become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Sep 24 - 4:26 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that while no deal is done, the Suns have made "significant progress" in contract talks with Eric Bledsoe in the last couple days.

It's hard to see Bledsoe playing anywhere outside of Phoenix this season and this news backs that up. Bledsoe's injury problems last year resulted in somewhat of a lost season, but if healthy, he's extremely talented. If he does sign with the Suns, the outlook for Isaiah Thomas takes a hit, as he'll come off the bench behind Goran Dragic and Bledsoe. And the same holds true for one of last year's breakout stars, Gerald Green.
Sep 23 - 10:48 PM

Updating a previous report, the Suns have no interest in an Eric Bledsoe sign-and-trade deal with Minnesota, according to sources.

The purported deal didn't make much sense, as the Timberwolves would simply be unloading bad contracts onto Phoenix in exchange for an all-star caliber player. With the Suns reportedly not interested in Ricky Rubio, and Andrew Wiggins being untouchable, there just isn't a plausible deal that could take place. It seems the most likely scenario is Eric Bledsoe accepting the Suns' qualifying offer, and becoming an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. If he can remain healthy, Bledsoe could be a steal in the early-mid rounds of your draft as he looks to prove he’s worth the max-deal he is seeking.
Sep 19 - 5:53 PM

The Timberwolves are reportedly ready to offer Eric Bledsoe the four-year, $63 million max-level contract he's been seeking.

The Wolves currently do not have the cap space to make this offer upfront, so it would need to involve a sign-and-trade. However, the Suns reportedly are not interested in Ricky Rubio, so it's unclear exactly who would be involved in this deal. Bledsoe has been great while on the court, and averaged 17.7 points, and 5.5 assists last season with the Suns, however, he also only made it through 43 games. It's difficult to give any real analysis without knowing how the parts would be moved in this deal, but we'll be monitoring the situation closely. Stay tuned.
Source: ESPN
Sep 19 - 4:13 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have reportedly been in contact with the Phoenix Suns about Eric Bledsoe.

These discussions have reportedly happened even after the Kevin Love trade, but it doesn't sound like much headway has been made as the teams aren't matching up on assets. Bledsoe hasn't received any offers as a restricted free agent and has until October 1 to sign his one-year qualifying offer. There may be more to come here, but the smart money is on Bledsoe opening the regular season with the Suns and providing early-to-mid round fantasy value.
Sep 18 - 1:36 PM

The Suns and restricted FA Eric Bledsoe have shown "no signs of [contract] talks or a sign-and-trade."

Bledsoe turned down the Suns' four-year, $48 million offer in the hopes of landing a max deal, but no team would commit that much guaranteed cash to a player with 78 career starts and two right knee surgeries. He has until Oct. 1 to negotiate a deal or accept a one-year qualifying offer, which would make him an unrestricted FA next summer.
Sep 16 - 3:48 PM

Eric Bledsoe worked out with LeBron James on Friday.

LeBron said Bledsoe is going to be an all-star "in no time" on his Instagram post. Bledsoe is now the only restricted free agent left on the market, and there has been very little communication between him and the Suns. There was a report that Bledsoe will sign a qualifying offer, but nothing is official yet.
Sep 5 - 7:13 PM

The lack of communication between the Suns front office and Eric Bledsoe has lasted nearly six months.

He is still not signed and multiple reports suggest he's looking like he'll sign a qualifying offer for $3.7 million. Bledsoe would be able to request a team of his choosing, and perhaps this prolonged time apart explains why the Suns signed Isaiah Thomas. The former Clipper seems like he won't be with the Suns beyond the 2014-15 season.
Sep 5 - 1:27 PM

The Suns reportedly reached out to the Timberwolves on Thursday to gauge Minnesota's interest in conducting a sign-and-trade involving Kevin Love and Eric Bledsoe.

The report by Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN states that the three-team deal involving the 76ers, Cavs, and Wolves remains intact, and is expected to be completed by Saturday. This is clearly a desperation move by the Suns as relations with their restricted free agent Bledsoe have been strained, but you can't fault the organization for trying. Bledsoe rejected the Suns initial four-year, $48 million offer, and he may elect to pick up his one-year qualifying offer of $3.7 million in order to become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. A sign-and-trade involving Love and Bledsoe does not seem likely.
Source: ESPN
Aug 22 - 5:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Isaiah Thomas
3Archie Goodwin
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Zoran Dragic
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
3Anthony Tolliver
4Shavlik Randolph
5Jamil Wilson
C1Miles Plumlee
2Alex Len
3Alec Brown