HoopsHype Eric Bledsoe rumors

October 21, 2013 Updates

The Suns could elect to let Year 1 with Bledsoe play out and allow the market to set the 23-year-old's price next July, but that's a risky strategy given the modest (to put it mildly) crop of free-agent point guards projected to be available come July 2014. (How modest? Eight months out, Kyle Lowry or Rodney Stuckey ranks as the most attractive unrestricted free agent among lead guards.) The extension Favors earned might also end up helping Bledsoe. They play completely different positions, true, but Favors was paid in part because of what he's expected to produce in an expanded role after the Utah departures of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. Bledsoe is in a similar position. ESPN.com

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Wall, who recently celebrated his 23rd birthday in New York, looked like he will be ready to go full bore during training camp as he lead his Blue team to a 111-95 victory in a game that also featured NBA players Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Brandon Knight, Patrick Patterson and Terrence Jones. DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe, Wall’s good friends and former teammates for one year at Kentucky, were assistant coaches and helped get the most out of him — with a little reverse psychology. “E. Bled told me I wasn’t going to get 40, so I went to go get 40,” Wall proclaimed to reporters after the game. Washington Post

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Bledsoe said James’ comment was an honor that made him want to work harder. An honor missing from that Parker High gym might be doing the same. Bledsoe’s high school jersey has yet to be retired. “Not yet,” he said. Bledsoe, who returned to Phoenix to be part of the uniform unveiling Thursday night, plans to come back to the Valley for good one or two weeks before players are required to report on Sept. 30. Arizona Republic

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The Los Angeles Clippers addressed an acute need for more shooting Tuesday by acquiring guard J.J. Redick from Milwaukee and forward Jared Dudley from Phoenix in a three-team deal that sent guard Eric Bledsoe and swingman Caron Butler to the Suns. The Bucks will get two second-round picks in the trade. Redick, a career 39 percent shooter from three-point range, will get a four-year contract worth $27 million in a sign-and-trade contract. Yahoo! Sports first reported the trade. NBA.com

The Mavs don’t have the luxury of picking their trade partner in these sign-and-trade scenarios, which include the possibility a package from the Clippers headlined by explosive 23-year-old point guard Eric Bledsoe. Mayo will pick his next team – and it’s a near certainty he won’t return to Dallas due to the market for him after he was the team’s second-leading scorer during his lone season with the Mavs. ESPN.com

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