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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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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

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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

Eric Bledsoe (illness) is feeling better and is set to play on Friday night against the Blazers.

He played through a stomach ailment on Wednesday. Bledsoe could have Brandon Knight (ankle) back in the lineup, but he'll still be the top option in the offense. Expect him to have a big game against Damian Lillard.
Mar 27 - 2:05 PM

Eric Bledsoe (illness) did not practice on Thursday.

Bledsoe was able to play through his illness on Wednesday, and he was simply set home for a rest day today in an effort to have him available for Friday's game vs. Portland. We're going to hold him off the injury report for now, but owners should check back for another update on Bledsoe's status following Friday morning's shootaround.
Mar 26 - 3:19 PM

Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points with nine assists vs. the Mavericks on Sunday, adding six boards, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

He scored a career-high 34 points vs. the Rockets on Sunday, and his play has given the Suns some hope to pursue a playoff berth in the loaded Western Conference. Brandon Knight's (ankle) return shouldn't slow him down much, and Bledsoe should be locked in as an elite asset down the stretch.
Mar 23 - 12:04 AM

Eric Bledsoe took over against the Rockets during a 117-102 victory on Saturday, scoring a career-high 34 points with eight boards, four assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

He owns the Rockets and put up another 30-point game against them earlier this season. This was a huge win for the Suns to get them within 2.5 games of the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. The Suns get another important game on Sunday against the Mavs at home, so expect Bledsoe to torch Rajon Rondo. For what it's worth, Bledsoe averaged 14.9 points, 5.7 boards, 5.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.9 treys in his previous 15 games on the second half of a back-to-back set.
Mar 22 - 12:11 AM

Eric Bledsoe made 2-of-15 from the field for five points with 11 rebounds, two assists, four steals and three turnovers in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

Yikes. He gets a pass here because he's had a solid March to this point. In his previous games this month, Bledsoe averaged 17.3 points, 5.1 boards, 7.0 dimes, 1.6 steals and 1.5 treys on 49.5 percent from the field. He gets to face off against Pat Beverley in Houston on Saturday.
Mar 20 - 12:42 AM

Eric Bledsoe led the Suns with an all-around gem on Sunday, posting 21 points, nine rebounds, 11 assists and two steals while shooting 8-of-15 from the field.

One of EB's makes came from downtown and his owners are loving life without Brandon Knight (ankle) in the lineup. Over the past four games Bledsoe is notching 19.8 points on 28-of-52 shooting, a nice step up from his season mark of 45.7 percent. The lone caveat for Bledsoe's owners is that the Suns are one of four teams with only three games on the schedule next week.
Mar 15 - 11:53 PM

Eric Bledsoe scored 18 points against the Wolves on Wednesday during a 106-97 win, adding two boards, nine dimes, one steal and two 3-pointers.

It was a little disappointing for Bledsoe, but Ricky Rubio has done a very good job on point guards these days. Bledsoe had the ball in his hands a ton and he'll have plenty of massive lines going forward. He gets a sub-par matchup against the Hawks on Friday and will face the Knicks on Sunday.
Mar 12 - 2:03 AM

Eric Bledsoe continued his sub-par play against the Cavs on Saturday during a 89-79 loss, making 3-of-12 from the field for seven points, four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

The final score is misleading because the Suns were down 30 points for much of this game. The Suns actually outscored the Cavs 27-9 in the fourth quarter. As for Bledsoe, we're still waiting for another eruption to follow up his big game against OKC last week. He should be better and could be a top-three SG the rest of the way. The Suns starting unit made just 16-of-54 (29.6 percent) from the field and had one of their worst games of the season. Go ahead and throw this game out and hopefully the Suns are better against the Warriors on Monday.
Mar 7 - 9:57 PM

Eric Bledsoe came up short against his former teammate, Goran Dragic, during a 115-98 loss on Monday with 20 points, four boards, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

He had a very slow start tonight and picked it up late. However, Bledsoe's team was lit up on the outside on defense and that's been a trend lately. Bledsoe has been a disappointment in most games since the trade deadline, but there is still a very good chance he turns it on late. In his previous games without Dragic, he averaged 17.2 points, 7.7 boards 6.5 boards, 1.2 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.0 treys in those six. That's still pretty good.
Mar 2 - 11:25 PM

Eric Bledsoe was on the other end of the spectrum on Saturday during a 101-74 loss to the Spurs with 12 points, six rebounds, no assists and two turnovers.

Brandon Knight went down tonight, which actually might hurt Bledsoe a tad. In fact, Bledsoe was making a sterling 70.0 effective field goal percentage off Knight passes before tonight. Basically, fantasy owners can throw this game out the window for every Sun. Alex Len (six points and nine boards), P.J. Tucker (five points and 11 boards) and Markieff Morris (10 points and two boards) also didn't play well.
Feb 28 - 11:35 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Archie Goodwin
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Marcus Thornton
4Jerel McNeal
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
3John Salmons
4Reggie Bullock
5Danny Granger
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
C1Alex Len
2Brandan Wright
3Earl Barron