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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
Contract: view contract details

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Eric Bledsoe scored nine points with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and five turnovers on Friday night.
His assist rate did take a bit of a hit with his minutes next to Devin Booker, but it's not a strong enough correlation to draw any conclusions. Even if the rate does drop, Bledsoe lost weight and the Suns are absolutely flying in pace of play to negate that possible lost. The bottom line is Bledsoe's biggest risk remains his injury history and his prospective owners can still pounce in the early rounds. Oct 22 - 1:10 AM

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The Suns are reportedly uninterested in trading away Eric Bledsoe.

Bledsoe's value is at a low point right now, so it's not surprising that they aren't fielding offers for him. Still, the Suns are currently in a strange place carrying the contracts of guys like Bledsoe, Brandon Knight and Tyson Chandler while also needing to find minutes for Alex Len, Devin Booker and Archie Goodwin. At the moment, if someone is to be traded Knight seems the most likely to go, but there's currently nothing on the table in Phoenix. Bledsoe is the ultimate risk-reward pick, but if he could just manage to stay healthy, he could be on a lot of winning teams this year.
Source: ESPN
Oct 6 - 3:49 PM

Eric Bledsoe scored three points in 18 minutes against the Spurs on Monday, adding four rebounds, four assists, three steals and one turnover.

He's lost some weight and may be making some minor adjustments to his offensive repertoire. Bledsoe takes a lot of contact due to his playing style, so maybe his lighter self can up his durability. He'll be starting next to Devin Booker with Brandon Knight backing him up. Bledsoe is a risky early-round pick due to his injury history.
Oct 4 - 12:42 AM

Eric Bledsoe said he's down to 189 pounds.

He listed at 205 last year and mentioned he'd like to keep his weight down. "I’m trying to keep that going for me, eating right, recovery, the whole nine, trying to get my body 100 percent," Bledsoe said. He takes a lot of contact and that's part of the reason he's suffered multiple meniscus tears. Talent and production have never been a question for Bledsoe, but he has to stay healthy.
Sep 28 - 3:44 PM

Eric Bledsoe said the Suns players are "definitely going to have to make sacrifices this season."

"That's one of the biggest things we're going to have to do," Bledsoe said. Presumably, the Suns' only 20 points-per-game scorer last season is saying the guards will have to share the ball due to the emergence of Devin Booker. While the Suns are exploring Booker at small forward on occasion, it would be a big surprise to see him start there -- even with P.J. Tucker (back) out. For now, it seems like Brandon Knight is the best bet to move to a bench combo guard role. Bledsoe's biggest risk remains his injury history, but he's still a fine pick as a No. 1 fantasy point guard in the early rounds.
Sep 26 - 2:20 PM

Eric Bledsoe (knee surgery) has been cleared for 5-on-5 scrimmaging.

Bledsoe participated in his first full scrimmage on Thursday, a development we've been waiting to see happen since undergoing left knee surgery in December of 2015. The man known as mini-LeBron will again be a high-risk, high-reward pick in the early portion of fantasy drafts. In two of his three seasons with the Suns, Bledsoe has played in 43 games or fewer.
Sep 17 - 4:26 PM

Eric Bledsoe (knee) has been working out in Phoenix since mid-August.

Next week will be the first time Bledsoe goes 5-on-5 and it sounds like his season-ending knee injury has fully recovered. General manager Ryan McDonough said Bledsoe's knee feels good, but the team is still being a little cautious. The GM said Bledsoe added some more to his game and that he's "going to have a big year." The talent isn't a question on Bledsoe, so he just needs to stay healthy to be a fantasy stud.
Sep 2 - 9:06 PM

Suns GM Ryan McDonough said during Sunday's game in Vegas that Eric Bledsoe (left knee) is "doing great" and should be ready for training camp.

"I think by training camp or even before training camp, he'll be fully cleared for 5-on-5 action," McDonough said. Bledsoe is apparently so eager to ramp up his activity that the Suns' training staff is holding him back, which is a great sign seven months after surgery to repair a torn meniscus. EB's elite fantasy upside is tempered by his injury history, not to mention the presence of Brandon Knight and Devin Booker, making it hard to reach for him before the third round.
Jul 10 - 11:41 PM

Eric Bledsoe has reportedly become "leaner and stronger" since his season-ending knee injury in December.

Bledsoe hopes to be 100 percent healthy for training camp and it sounds like he's progressing well. "I don’t know that I’ve been more proud of a player that we’ve had when it comes to development and a professional changing of habits," said strength and conditioning coach Mike Elliott. Bledsoe is reportedly paying more attention to his nutrition and proper sleeping habits, after previously being "guilty of staying up late playing video games and coming to practice sluggish." The Suns have denied that he's on the trade block and he could be a fantasy steal if he manages to stay healthy in 2016-17.
Jun 29 - 8:29 PM

Earl Watson said that the Suns are not shopping Eric Bledsoe.

There was a report that the Suns were looking to deal either Brandon Knight or Bledsoe, but take Watson's comments with a grain of salt because admitting to this would hurt the Suns' leverage in trade talks. Bledsoe (knee) has resumed basketball activities and has a goal to be 100 percent for training camp, but trading him while his value is low wouldn't make much sense for the Suns. Expect him to open the season as the starting PG in Phoenix next season.
Jun 25 - 10:32 AM

Eric Bledsoe (knee) has resumed basketball activities and has a goal to be 100 percent for training camp.

"I feel like I should be doing more, but it’ll be a long season next year, so right now I’m just preparing my body," Bledsoe said. His name has come up in trade rumors lately, but it would be surprising to see him traded on Thursday. When healthy, he's one of the better point guards out there and flirted with first-round value in standard leagues before his season-ending meniscus tear.
Jun 22 - 6:19 PM

The Suns may look to trade away Eric Bledsoe this offseason.

The Suns have a strange collection of up-and-coming talent and various players that are in win-now mode, so they may choose to just accept another rebuild and trade away guys like Bledsoe and Tyson Chandler. Phoenix currently owns the No. 4 overall selection in the upcoming draft, and they reportedly have interest in taking Kris Dunn with that pick, which would give them yet another point guard. Bledsoe's value isn't very high right now, as he's coming off his third knee surgery, but he is making solid progress and current reports state he'll be ready for training camp.
Jun 22 - 2:03 PM

Eric Bledsoe (knee) was working out without a knee brace on Wednesday.

Most meniscus surgeries don't require four months off, but Bledsoe's knee injury kept him out from late December to the end of the season. It looks like he should be close to 100 percent to resume his offseason program. The Suns have a bit of a surplus at guard, but Bledsoe should remain in the starting lineup regardless. Before his knee injury, he was a top-20 player in fantasy.
May 18 - 2:45 PM

Eric Bledsoe's knee is "nearly fully recuperated" according to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic.

He had knee surgery in December to repair the torn meniscus in his left knee, but this confirms that his rehab is going well and he should be ready to go for training camp. Bledsoe said that coach Earl Watson "was probably one of the main reasons" he was playing so well at the beginning of the season, so he could have a solid 2016-17 campaign if he can stay healthy. The durability concerns means he should be available at a discount as well.
Apr 29 - 12:52 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
3Archie Goodwin
4John Jenkins
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Jared Dudley
2Marquese Chriss
3Dragan Bender
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams