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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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Eric Bledsoe scored 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with four rebounds, nine assists, two steals, two blocks and five turnovers in 34 minutes.
Bledsoe’s been a steady top-40 guy all year long, but with Phoenix having no shot of making a post-season push, we might see him get hit with some random rest days down the stretch in order to give some more developmental minutes to Tyler Ulis. Selling high on Bledsoe now wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world. Feb 26 - 6:41 PM

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Eric Bledsoe scored 17 points with seven rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and five turnovers against the Bulls on Friday.

General manager Ryan McDonough did the rounds in the past couple days with interviews for the Phoenix TV broadcast and also on a local radio station. He talked about guys like Devin Booker and the youth movement, but didn't really mention Bledsoe as a guy to get big minutes. In other words, there's a chance he gets some games off at some point later this season because the Suns basically already know what they have with him. His fantasy owners may want to expect a decrease in his fantasy value going forward. Don't forget Bledsoe has already been rested one game this season.
Feb 25 - 12:43 AM

Suns GM Ryan McDonough said on Friday that Eric Bledsoe is unlikely to be traded.

"We never say 'never,' but I think he's one of the least likely guys on the roster to get traded,'' said General Manager Ryan McDonough. The Suns are looking to build around Bledsoe, who is averaging career-highs in scoring (21.6 per game) and assists (6.2), while also posting a career-best PER of 21.5. Bledsoe is one of just four players averaging at least 21 points, six assists and five boards this season. The other three are LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and James Harden.
Feb 18 - 10:36 AM

Suns GM Ryan McDonough praised Eric Bledsoe this week and believes the PG still has a lot more room to grow.

"He’s really come a long way," McDonough said. "Look, I think he’s just starting to enter his prime at 27 years old." Bledsoe's name has been in the rumor mill with the Suns rebuilding, but McDonough hinted that the Suns will "more likely look at add players to help him and Devin [Booker] and help our young core grow." While Bledsoe could be rested a bit down the stretch in Phoenix, he's already in an ideal situation as he and Booker are the clear focal point of the offense.
Feb 16 - 9:29 AM

Eric Bledsoe posted the third triple-double of his career during a blowout 137-101 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, scoring 25 points with 10 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

The Suns dominated their rivals with this 36-point victory as their largest against the Lakers in series history. As for Bledsoe, coach Earl Watson talked about a "physical wall" for Bledsoe last week, but he’s been surging since his day off on Saturday. Watson said he’s really been impressed with how Bledsoe has improved mentally on top of his elite athleticism. Bledsoe himself also talked about being a leader for the team in his post-game interview, so hopefully that will keep his minutes high until the end of the season. His fantasy owners have to feel a lot better heading into the break.
Feb 16 - 1:09 AM

Eric Bledsoe returned from a day of rest in Monday's 110-108 loss to the Pelicans, scoring 37 points on 11-of-22 shooting with five assists, two rebounds, three steals, three triples and five turnovers in 39 minutes.

Bledsoe clearly benefitted from the day off and coach Earl Watson hinted that his health is the most important thing with the Suns struggling out West. "The last couple weeks he’s played amazing, the month of January, too,’’ Watson said. "We got into February and you could tell he kind of hit a physical wall. His health is more important to us right now than anything else." Bledsoe should be fine the rest of the way, but his owners can expect a few DNPs later on in the season.
Feb 14 - 12:37 AM

Eric Bledsoe (rest) is starting on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

He's returning from a day of rest on Saturday vs. the Rockets, a move that will send Brandon Knight to the bench. Bledsoe's outlook isn't the greatest with the Suns in tank mode, but he's an elite fantasy weapon when his shot is falling. Unfortunately, he's shooting just 39.8 percent from the field in February.
Feb 13 - 8:25 PM

Eric Bledsoe (rest) will not play Saturday vs. the Rockets.

Resting Bledsoe makes sense, as earlier in the week, coach Earl Watson mentioned how he thought Bledsoe might have hit a "physical wall." After a red-hot January, Bledsoe has cooled off of late. Over his last four games, Bledsoe was averaging 16.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.0 turnovers, while shooting just 33.3 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from 3-point territory. Devin Booker will be asked to carry even more of the offensive load than usual on Saturday. Brandon Knight and Leandro Barbosa will see extended minutes.
Feb 11 - 1:28 PM

Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points with three rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

We've heard coach Earl Watson talk about Bledsoe hitting the "physical wall" in the last week, but Bledsoe himself admitted after the game that he's dealing with some fatigue. He added that the All-Star break should cure this issue, so there's little reason to worry about his workload beyond next week.
Feb 11 - 2:03 AM

Eric Bledsoe finished Wednesday's game just 3-of-15 from the field, but he made 9-of-9 free throws to finish a loss in Memphis with 16 points.

Phoenix is 1-8 in their past eight games, and their 16-37 record is dead last in the Western Conference. Suns coach Earl Watson has said that Bledsoe might be getting tired due to his heavy workload, and over the past four games he's shooting just 27.7 percent from the field. Watson has played him just 24.5 minutes over his past two outings, but the looming All-Star break should give EB plenty of time to rest and recover.
Feb 9 - 12:52 AM

Eric Bledsoe played 24 minutes in Monday's loss to the Pelicans, finishing with 14 points on 3-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds, five assists, one triple and four turnovers.

For the second time in a row, coach Earl Watson said in the post-game conference that Bledsoe has been dealing with the "physical wall" in games. Given Bledsoe's injury history and the Suns' position in the standings, he's going to be a candidate for some maintenance days after the All-Star break. He's shooting a combined 10-of-32 in his last three games and things won't get any easier on Wednesday vs. Memphis -- the Grizzlies are a top-10 team in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing PGs.
Feb 6 - 11:46 PM

Eric Bledsoe scored 13 points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

The Suns have been leaning on him big time and even coach Earl Watson talked about it after the game. "You can tell he just hit a physical wall," Watson said. This was on a back-to-back for Bledsoe and he did have 41 points on Wednesday, so the day off on Sunday should help. We'll keep an eye on his minutes, but his owners can expect him to go back to dominating next week again.
Feb 5 - 12:33 AM

Eric Bledsoe continued his outstanding run as a scorer during a 124-114 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday, matching his career-high 41 points with four rebounds, eight assists, two 3-pointers and six turnovers.

He continues to feast at the line, making 13-of-15 from there tonight and getting to the charity stripe double-digit times in each of his last three. Bledsoe now has three 40-plus scoring games in just 11 days, which is the fewest days needed to get to three of those in Suns history. This is likely the high point of his season and he could be considered a sell-high player given how frequently he's hurt and how the Suns are not in the playoff mix.
Feb 2 - 1:53 AM

Eric Bledsoe was limited to 14 points on 3-of-11 shooting in Monday's blowout loss to the Grizzlies.

Bledsoe put up two 40-point games in the span of a week and was averaging 26.2 points per game over his previous 10 games, so we'll cut him some slack this time around -- the Grizzlies are a top-10 team against opposing point guards this season and they are also ranked fourth in defensive efficiency. Bledsoe added five boards, four assists, two blocks, one steal, one triple and six turnovers in 32 minutes, shooting 7-of-11 from the line. He gets a revenge game against the Clippers on Wednesday.
Jan 31 - 1:12 AM

Eric Bledsoe scored a career-high 41 points in Saturday's 123-112 loss to the Nuggets.

He exposed the Denver backcourt tonight, but he didn't have much help. Bledsoe shot 12-of-27 from the field and 14-of-15 from the line, adding eight assists, six rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in 45 minutes. We'd like his outlook a little better if his team wasn't so bad, but he's been a top-20 player in standard leagues in the month of January. If you want to sell high, now would be the time to do so.
Jan 29 - 12:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Ronnie Price
4Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
SF1T.J. Warren
2Derrick Jones Jr.
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Jared Dudley
3Dragan Bender
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams