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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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Coach Jeff Hornacek denied reports that the Suns are looking to deal Eric Bledsoe.
"Eric is a big part of our future and there was no entertainment of that," Hornacek said. With the Suns reportedly set to offer Brandon Knight a five-year, $70 million deal, it's not going to be easy to have two of those deals essentially for just one position -- they would obviously play next to each other a lot. Expect plenty more Bledsoe rumors in the next couple weeks. Jun 29 - 4:39 PM

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The Kings are "expected to express interest" in an Eric Bledsoe trade, a source told the Sporting News.

This reads more like speculation than reporting, so take it for what it's worth. The author writes that a Bledsoe acquisition could be a way to appease Cousins, but the Kings should be more concerned about building a sustainable winner vs. pacifying individual personalities on a volatile roster. Phoenix is not close to a deal with any club for its $70 million guard.
Jun 29 - 12:17 PM

ESPN's Marc Stein reports that there is "a growing feeling around the league" that the Suns will explore trade options for Eric Bledsoe if they first re-sign Brandon Knight.

Bucks writer Gery Woelfel reported on Saturday that Knight "will sign a five-year, $70 million contract with the Suns." That would apparently leave Bledsoe as the odd-man out in the Suns' backcourt, but he should have plenty of trade value despite the four years and $57 million remaining on his contract.
Jun 28 - 11:44 PM

Suns' head coach Jeff Hornacek said that Eric Bledsoe was never made available in any potential draft day trades.

There were a few reports leading up to the draft stating that Bledsoe was being shopped by Phoenix, but none of those rumors ending up coming to fruition. Bledsoe is one of Phoenix's marquee players, and he'll make for a solid mid to early-round selection in next year's fantasy drafts after averaging 17.0 points, 6.1 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.1 three-pointers and 1.6 steals per game during the 2014-15 season.
Jun 26 - 2:14 PM

The Suns have been dangling Eric Bledsoe in trade offers and may continue to do so after the draft.

There are multiple reports of the Knicks and Suns talking about a deal involving Bledsoe and the No. 4 pick, but the Suns could look to move up in the draft anywhere from 5-12. Clearly, the team is regretting its plan to build their lineups around three point guards. Expect more rumors on Bledsoe to surface this week.
Jun 22 - 3:21 PM

The Knicks could look at a trade involving Eric Bledsoe and the No. 4 pick in the upcoming draft, according to ESPN's Chad Ford.

First and foremost, pump the brakes here because this is really just an idea and not a report. While the Suns are certainly looking to change their personnel after their three-PG lineup went up in flames, dumping Bledsoe would put them near tanking territory. Presumably, the Suns would want to take Kristaps Porzingis or maybe even D'Angelo Russell. Obviously a move for Bledsoe would hurt his fantasy value and he's not really a great offensive fit next to Carmelo Anthony anyway.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 19 - 5:35 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Archie Goodwin
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Devin Booker
3Jerel McNeal
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Danny Granger
3T.J. Warren
4John Salmons
5Reggie Bullock
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jon Leuer
3Marcus Morris
C1Alex Len