Eric Bledsoe RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Blazers GM Neil Olshey drafted Eric Bledsoe, but the Suns aren’t interested in dealing Bledsoe, per several league sources, and the Bledsoe–Damian Lillard pairing might leave both players frustrated.: 6 more rumors
Marc Stein: As one source sagely explains: Suns certainly have player to appeal to PORT in sign-and-trade if LaMarcus Aldridge chooses PHX: Eric Bledsoe. Blazers GM Neil Olshey drafted Bledsoe for Clips. If Aldridge springs surprise & chooses Phoenix, Suns could offer Bledsoe in sign-and-trade
David Aldridge: Told strongly that Suns will not be trading Eric Bledsoe in wake of Brandon Knight deal. FWIW.
The Kings, one source said, are expected to express interest in Bledsoe. While Sacramento has been buried in rumors involving center DeMarcus Cousins, a league executive said the Kings have been far more focused on improving the point guard position. The Kings started Darren Collison at the position, but would like to move him into a backup role. And if Sacramento keeps Cousins, bringing in his former Kentucky teammate and good friend surely would help to keep him happy.: 6 more rumors
As a report surfaced that the Suns were planning to re-sign restricted free agent point guard Brandon Knight, Eric Bledsoe’s path out of Phoenix became clearer — if not easier. Sporting News reported last week that the Suns had been shopping Bledsoe. But trading Bledsoe, according to league sources, will not prove to be easy for Phoenix. “There was a reason,” one general manager told SN, “that no one wanted to give him that ($70 million) contract last year. I think you still have to worry about his health. I think you worry about how coachable he is, too.”
Bledsoe never caused any issues publicly or privately, sources said, but his performance suffered. He averaged 17.0 points, and his shooting dropped from 47.7 percent the previous year to 44.7 percent. He shot only 32.4 percent from the 3-point line. Still, Bledsoe is only 25 and has value, even with the four years and $57 million left on his contract.
“I would expect that to be a situation that you would be OK with extending into the late summer,” the league executive said. “There is no hurry and you have to know someone is going to be out there looking to make a move once the dust settles.”
Marc Stein: That Suns will seriously explore their Eric Bledsoe trade options if they indeed strikes the deal w/B-Knight that @Gery Woelfel is reporting: 6 more rumors
Sources say that the Celtics were discussing a package that included multiple picks and big man Jared Sullinger with New York and that Phoenix talked to members of the organization about a trade involving Eric Bledsoe in the hours leading up to the draft. It is unclear how far any of the talks advanced, but Jackson eventually settled on selecting Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick.
Chris Broussard: Sources say no talks happening between Knicks and Suns regarding EBledsoe/no. 4 pick: 6 more rumors
The Suns had talks with the Knicks about dealing the fourth pick for point guard Eric Bledsoe and the No. 13 pick, but Phoenix has not been limited to the Knicks in that regard. The Suns have been dangling Bledsoe in trade offers this offseason and are likely to continue to do so after the draft if Bledsoe is not moved this week, sources confirmed.: 6 more rumors
“I thought it was fine,” Knight told SiriusXM NBA Radio. “I think it’s really just about making the right play. I enjoy playing with Eric because Eric is, first, he’s a great talent and he’s not a selfish player. He’s very, very unselfish. He’s trying to make the right play, trying to win. As far as playing with Eric goes, I think it’s a great thing because you have two players who can attack at any time. Instead of having one team focus on just one of us, being able to have two guys who can really break down a defense at any time, I think will not only make it easy for myself but also make it easier for him as well. If Eric was a selfish guy, then I think it wouldn’t work but both of us being pretty unselfish guys and really just wanting to win and also being familiar with each other, I think that helps the situation.”
Bledsoe said he had no issue with the Dragic-Thomas combination. It seems that there was little dissension among the three players but there was unhappiness about the situation as a whole. “It was challenging for sure, but everybody had a great vibe about the situation going into the season,” Bledsoe said. “We knew it was going to be tough sharing the ball with one another but I thought we did a great job. We were above .500. It wasn’t like we were losing. “I’m really not going to get into all [of Dragic’s comments] but I loved playing with him, that’s for sure.”
NBA superstar Eric Bledsoe gave himself a “Treat Yo’self” moment after signing his $70 million contract with the PHX Suns … dropping thousands of dollars on gold and diamond grillz! TMZ Sports has learned the 25-year-old point guard recently hit up Thizzelles Grillz — a high-end grill maker in NYC — and dropped $5,000 on two sick pieces … one for himself, one for his brother.
Today’s player pool somewhat thin at the top, but several mid-to-upper-tier assets are worth the Saturday start. Eric Bledsoe ($7,100 salary; 14.2% of cap) is coming off a 65.3-fantasy-point domination of Oklahoma City, and he scored at least 37 on FantasyScore in each of the three games before that. He’s hottest guard option in the pool. Conversely, Kyle Lowry ($8,000; 16.0%) is coming off a miserable 5.5-point showing and has touched 30 fantasy points just three times in 10 games. He faces a good matchup against the New York Knicks, but he’s clearly struggling.
He called Knight “the best player in the trade coming or going” and ,of criticism that the Suns traded their best player, McDonough said, “My response would be that Eric Bledsoe and Markieff Morris still are in Phoenix Suns uniforms.” Knight, McDonough said, has excellent character and “has excelled in everything he has done his entire life.” “He’s one of the top 3-point shooters in the league,” McDonough said. “He’s a big-game player. He’s a late-game player. He’s a game closer.”
“Dragic is cool with his situation this year, especially compared to last season, when he was a little nervous about the acquisition of Eric Bledsoe and how it was going to work out for him there,” one source told HoopsHype. “He’s not thinking about free agency much, but he’s happy in Phoenix and confident the team will make the playoffs and he’ll have good offers at the end of the season.”
Eric Bledsoe had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Thomas scored 22 points, and the Phoenix Suns beat New York 99-90 on Saturday. It was the seventh straight home loss for the Knicks, who haven’t won at MSG since beating Philadelphia on Nov. 22. New York has lost four straight overall and is 5-24. “I can just see it out there on the court, that we don’t believe in ourselves to be able to go down the stretch and win basketball games,” Carmelo Anthony said.