Eric Bledsoe RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bledsoe was joking, but Brown says Sixers lack 'senior men'

    CSN Philly "The Sixers take on the Suns Friday night, seeking their first win in 12 tries. With every passing game in which a victory has not been produced, the conversation shifts further from what happened on the court, and closer to what is happening behind the scenes of the Sixers' rebuild. "I think..." November 21

  • Suns' Eric Bledsoe: Kentucky can 'definitely' beat the Sixers

    CBSSports.com "Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe has the utmost confidence in his alma mater. Or he has absolutely no respect for the Philadelphia 76ers. One of the two. Appearing on Sirius XM NBA radio, he was asked who would win in a series between what might be the best team in college basketball and..." November 19

  • Suns' Eric Bledsoe looking to steal the show on the perimeter

    Arizona Republic "Phoenix is point-guard central, but the NBA seems to have a quality point guard at nearly every turn. That makes it all the better for the Suns to have a perimeter defender like Eric Bledsoe, who was a difference maker defensively last season but still has more potential on that..." October 30

  • Eric Bledsoe tries to perfect midrange shot for Suns

    Arizona Republic "Few guards have the ability to get to the rim as well as Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe does. But for the past year, Suns coach Jeff Hornacek has been trying to find middle ground with Bledsoe too. Because Bledsoe often has defenders retreating hard or going under screens in fear of his..." October 11

  • Eric Bledsoe reaches agreement on $70M deal with Suns

    Yahoo! Sports "Restricted free-agent guard Eric Bledsoe has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract extension with the Phoenix Suns, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The deal will include no player options, and the $70 million will be fully guaranteed, a source said. Bledsoe and his agent..." September 25

  • Sources: Eric Bledsoe, Suns make progress in contract talks

    Yahoo! Sports "After a summer of stalled discussions, the Phoenix Suns and restricted free-agent guard Eric Bledsoe have progressed significantly in contract talks with hopes of reaching an extension before the start of training camp, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Suns general manager Ryan McDonough and..." September 24

  • Suns and Bledsoe could be facing 1-year deal

    Arizona Republic "A midcourt pile of money to the US Airways Center ceiling has sat untouched this summer, awaiting Eric Bledsoe to come from his baseline and meet the Suns. It has been a trying, bewildering and exasperating process to fathom how Bledsoe, with 78 career starts and $7.4 million in career..." September 16

  • Risk is on both sides in Bledsoe saga

    ESPN.com "Catching occasional glimpses of Goran Dragic here at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, even when he's wearing the green of Slovenia, inevitably makes you think of Eric Bledsoe. Especially because it's already September. Inside a month to go before the Phoenix Suns and the rest of the..." September 03

  • NBA GM: 'No reason' to trade for potential free agents Monroe, Bledsoe

    Sporting News "Given the stalemates that have gone on with Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe and Pistons forward Greg Monroe, the best option for both players would seem to be some sort of sign-and-trade. Bledsoe has been shopped around the league for the past month, while the Washington Post’s Michael Lee reports..." August 22

  • Suns discussing trade possibilities for Eric Bledsoe

    CBSSports.com ""You can take this to the bank so to speak," Jude LaCava told FoxSports 910, "the Suns are now discussing trade possibilities for Eric Bledsoe. The reality has kicked into the point that my sources are telling me that if they can accomodate Bledsoe and get something that they want in return, trade..." August 20

  • Why the Rockets could still chase Eric Bledsoe

    The Dream Shake "At this point in the off-season, most teams have shifted their focus from signing free agents towards in-house player evaluations, personnel hirings, and season planning. Some executives even go on vacation, getting away from the craziness that is NBA free agency. However, amidst all of this, one..." August 19

  • Adrian Wojnarowski: Bledsoe, agent 'boxed themselves into a corner'

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns' standoff with restricted free-agent point guard Eric Bledsoe has carried on longer than many expected. But thanks to the inability of Bledsoe's agent to obtain an offer sheet from another team, Yahoo! NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said the Suns remain in the better position at..." August 13

  • Suns still want long-term deal with Bledsoe, owner says

    Arizona Republic "The Suns are open to having further contract negotiations with Eric Bledsoe. It sounds like Bledsoe and his representation are keeping that door closed. Six weeks into free agency, Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver expressed how he still wants to sign Bledsoe to a long-term contract with..." August 12

  • Phoenix Suns haven't spoken to Eric Bledsoe in 4 months

    Sporting News "The Phoenix Suns have not spoken to Eric Bledsoe in four months. They would like for that to change, but it appears that the door is closed at the moment. Suns owner Robert Sarver told Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic that the team still holds out hope of signing Bledsoe to a long-term..." August 12

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Looking like qualifying offer. Relationship w/Phx going n wrong direction"@kevininzunza31: @Chris_Broussard Any news on Eric Bledsoe Chris?"

  • Offer for Eric Bledsoe is fair, execs and agents say

    Arizona Republic "Public opinion has not sided much with Eric Bledsoe's decision to turn down the Suns' four-year, $48 million offer in favor of empty hope for a maximum-level deal with Phoenix or another team. Opinions on Bledsoe's five weeks of free agency are drenched in bias. Suns fans might feel Bledsoe..." August 05

  • Sources: Suns relationship with star Eric Bledsoe on verge of irreparable

    CSN Northwest "Things aren’t looking good when it comes to negotiations between the Phoenix Suns and their restricted free agent star guard Eric Bledsoe. According to league sources, an “ominous development” has arisen with sides still “very far apart” in contract negotiations. It has even escalated to the..." July 30

  • Phoenix Suns "expect" Eric Bledsoe to return

    Arizona Republic "After three weeks of free agency, the Suns have not signed Eric Bledsoe. But neither has anyone else. Bledsoe, a restricted free agent, is considered to be the best remaining player available in free agency but he has not signed an offer sheet from any NBA team. It is due to a combination of..." July 22

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Suns offered Eric Bledsoe 4-year, $48 million contract. Bledsoe wants max of 5 years, $80 million. Sides far apart

  • Eric Bledsoe, Suns not close to deal

    ESPN.com "The future of one of the most talented free agents left on the market remains cloudy as Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns remain far apart in contract talks, according to sources close to the situation. Bledsoe's representatives have been engaged in discussions with Phoenix, but the Suns' offer..." July 17

  • Bucks mulling an offer sheet for Eric Bledsoe, Ilyasova unlikely to be traded?

    Brew Hoop "The latest on Milwaukee's rumored interest in Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe. Gery Woelfel talked about the pursuit on 1250 WSSP, calling it "a possibility" and saying he's more optimistic about it than he was two weeks ago. However, the big hang-up is that the Suns have apparently been..." July 16

  • Suns Extend Qualifying Offers to Bledsoe, Tucker

    NBA.com "The Phoenix Suns announced today that the team has extended qualifying offers to guard Eric Bledsoe and forward P.J. Tucker. Bledsoe appeared in 43 games for the Suns in 2013-14, averaging career-highs of 17.7 points, 5.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 32.9 minutes while also shooting..." June 27

  • Kings pursued Thomas-for-Bledsoe trade?

    ESPN.com "According to Jake Fischer, a correspondent for the Boston Globe, multiple sources indicate that the Sacramento Kings' front office is split on moving forward with Isaiah Thomas as their starting point guard, and has engaged in preliminary trade talks. One of those reportedly included a trade..." June 20

  • Suns will try to reach deal with Eric Bledsoe early in July, not just wait to match offers

    Pro Basketball Talk "How much would you pay restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe this summer? Max money? Close to it? He’s just 24 and played at a near All-Star level in Phoenix last season — 17.7 points with a .578 true shooting percentage, plus 5.3 assits a game with a PER of 19.6 PER — in the 43 games he played...." June 17

  • Suns poised to make another Bledsoe kind of deal this summer

    Bright Side Of The Sun "The Phoenix Suns are in position to make a big splash this summer, armed with $20 million in cap space while Eric Bledsoe and P.J. Tucker test the restricted free agent waters and a handful of draft picks. The Suns will be mentioned in most every big-name rumor as free agency approaches and..." May 05

  • Eric Bledsoe leads Phoenix Suns past Atlanta Hawks

    Arizona Republic "The Suns are winners. You could tell that with how hard they played in November. It just was affirmed Monday night when a winning season was guaranteed by the Suns notching their 42nd win in a 102-94 road victory over Atlanta at half-empty Philips Arena. It also said they can be a playoff..." March 25

  • Struggling Suns to start Eric Bledsoe, bring Gerald Green off bench

    Pro Basketball Talk "Phoenix has to turn things around. Fast. The team is 3-7 in their last 10 and in the deep Western Conference that spells trouble — they have tumbled out of the playoffs and now are two games back of Memphis and Dallas in trying to get the last ticket to the postseason dance. Jeff Hornacek is..." March 14

  • Suns' Eric Bledsoe will return Wednesday

    CBSSports.com "The Suns had said last week that Eric Bledsoe could return as early as Monday to face his old team the Clippers in his first game back from a torn meniscus. But the Suns announced Monday that Bledsoe is out for the back-to-back game in LA. Bledsoe is expected to make his return. Bledsoe sitting..." March 11

  • Suns' Eric Bledsoe to return in the next week

    Arizona Republic "First, the “if” was removed from an Eric Bledsoe return from knee surgery this season. Now, the “when” is somewhat answered. Bledsoe will return to game action for the Suns in the next week. The point guard will play no later than next Wednesday’s home game against Cleveland and no earlier..." March 06

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    Matt Petersen @TheMattPetersen

    Bledsoe was sore "body-wise, not in his knee" after going hard in scrimmages, Hornacek said. Not pegging comeback date yet. #SunsVsClippers

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Bledsoe played 3-on-3 at today's #Suns practice. That is his first work beyond the individual rehab.

  • Eric Bledsoe about a week away from returning to Suns

    USA Today "There has been an "if and when" attached to the comeback of Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe this season. It now is looking more like just "when" he returns. That is because Bledsoe possibly is about a week away from resuming practicing with the team, if all progress and check-ups continue to go..." February 23

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    Craig Grialou @CraigAZSports

    #Suns Hornacek added once Bledsoe given green light to practice he'll need 3-4 days before playing in games and "when that is I don't know"

  • Suns PG Eric Bledsoe progressing toward return this season

    Arizona Republic "The Suns players and staff get a pick-me-up at every practice and when they walk through the training room. They have been seeing rehabilitating point guard Eric Bledsoe taking shots on the court and running on a treadmill. Friday will mark five weeks since Bledsoe’s right-knee surgery. No..." February 13

  • Suns' Babby says team will match any offer for Eric Bledsoe

    CBSSports.com "The Suns have had a rollercoaster experience when it comes to figuring out if and how they will re-sign Eric Bledsoe in restricted free agency. The guard came to the Suns this season in the trade for Jared Dudley (in a three-way that also sent J.J. Redick to the Clippers) and there were questions..." February 12

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    Craig Grialou @CraigAZSports

    #Suns Bledsoe checked by doctors over weekend, progressing well, able to amp up rehab; he's 3 weeks removed from right knee surgery

  • Suns guard Eric Bledsoe ‘taking it slow’ with return

    Arizona Republic "There has been an acceptance among all parties that Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe will return this season, perhaps after the All-Star break. But just as the Suns have taken a careful approach with his rehabilitation, Bledsoe is being cautious with projections for his return from a Jan. 10..." January 22

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    Craig Grialou @CraigAZSports

    Bledsoe at practice---gone are the crutches; first time he's been seen since surgery but still not heard from, politely refused comment

  • Eric Bledsoe is slated to return in 4-to-6 weeks after undergoing surgery to remove ‘a piece’ of his meniscus

    Yahoo! Sports "We don’t want to pretend to play doctor, but this is a little scary. It was presumed that Phoenix Suns combo guard Eric Bledsoe was suffering from a torn meniscus when the Suns announced he would undergo exploratory surgery last week. It’s the same malady that knocked Chicago Bulls guard..." January 13

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    John Gambadoro @Gambo987

    Bledsoe will return this season because his meniscus was removed not repaired. So 4-6 week to return.

  • Eric Bledsoe out indefinitely

    ESPN.com "Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, one of the leading contenders for the NBA's Most Improved Player award, is out indefinitely after the team determined that Bledsoe needs a surgical procedure to repair cartilage in his right knee, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Sources..." January 10

  • Bledsoe undergoes successful surgery

    NBA.com "Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe today underwent successful arthroscopic surgery involving meniscus cartilage in his right knee, the team has announced. The surgery was performed in Phoenix by renowned Suns team doctor and knee surgeon Thomas Carter. Bledsoe will immediately begin a recovery and..." January 10

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (knee sprain) did not make the trip today with the team. He still might join them later in the week. #SunsAtBulls

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Hornacek said Bledsoe (right knee sprain) will be out at least a week. Green will start in his place. #SunsVsBucks

  • Suns GM says team will pay Eric Bledsoe ‘whatever it takes’ to keep him

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns have been one of the most positive surprises of the first two months of the season, getting out to a 19-11 start after trading away players for reasons that initially appeared to be geared more towards salary cap relief and rebuilding for the future than they were meant to help the team..." January 01

  • Suns will match 'any reasonable offer' for Eric Bledsoe, GM says

    SB Nation "Suns GM Ryan McDonough says he intends to keep Eric Bledsoe in Phoenix long term. The Phoenix Suns aren't going to let Eric Bledsoe get away, according to general manager Ryan McDonough. Bledsoe will become a restricted free agent this upcoming offseason and McDonough intends to give the guard..." December 30

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    Craig Grialou @Craig620

    Bledsoe, Dragic expected to start though Hornacek said Tucker nearly ran into Dragic at practice; joked might be time for no-contact jerseys

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Suns G Eric Bledsoe (shin) will not play tonight vs. #Blazers.

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Jeff Hornacek on Eric Bledsoe's shin: "It's very stiff and with every step he takes, it hurts him." Hornacek says he might return Wednesday.

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Bledsoe (shin) didn't do much at #Suns practice today in Orlando. What bothers him the most? "Walking." Haven't got to runs, cuts & jumps.