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Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 2:20 pm  |  17 responses

Phoenix Suns Negotiating Extension With Eric Bledsoe


The Suns are working on a long-term deal with recently-acquired guard Eric Bledsoe. If something can’t be worked out by the end of the month, Bledsoe will become a restricted free agent next summer. Per Arizona Sports: “The Suns are in an interesting spot because they’ve only seen the Kentucky product in training camp and a few preseason games, and it’s still uncertain that he will become the star many project him to be. Nonetheless, general manager Ryan McDonough, while on Arizona Sports 620′s Burns & Gambo show Wednesday, agreed that Bledsoe does figure into the team’s long-term plans. McDonough said contract talks with the fourth-year player have gone ‘pretty well’ to this point. ‘If we’re not able to work out a deal (by Oct. 31), we would start next summer with Eric as a restricted free agent, but obviously we’re hoping to get something done before that,’ the general manager said. Despite getting limited playing time for the Los Angeles Clippers behind star point guard Chris Paul, Bledsoe produced when he was given a chance to start and play extended minutes, McDonough said, and those factors will figure into what type of deal the Suns want to offer him. ‘With Eric, there’s more projection. Some would say there’s more risk, but I’d also counter that there’s more upside,’ McDonough, 33, said. ‘He does some unique things athletically. I think he’s the best shot-blocking guard in the league. If he plays extended minutes, which he will for us, I think he might lead the league in steals. He has a unique potential.’”

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  • LakeShow

    I’m very interested in this kid. Wonder how good he can be…

  • Steve Benko

    As a Suns fan, he seems to work well under Horny. Suns fans want the long term deal, I have a feeling we’ll get it.

  • Caboose

    Gonna put up an inefficient 16-4-6 and have the Suns overpay him on a long term deal, screwing over their future again. Sorry nbk.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    y’all really don’t know about Ryan McDonough do you?

  • Caboose

    What about him?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    he’s who decides who gets paid. if Bledsoe does get signed before next summer, it won’t be at anything more than Goran Dragic makes. McDonough is not going to overpay for a player without knowing he HAS to. he’s smart.

  • Chester

    Lol i didn’t know nbk went for the suns.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    By negotiations they mean pleadings…..

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Dont be sorry… Suns dodged the absolute bullet with amare, sure they didnt get much in return in the bigger picture but they arent stuck with contracts. Two words: ryan. Mcdonough.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I do do nbk!?!?!! *excited kid mode*

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Hey do you remember Elliot Perry….? Cedric Ceballos? Have you always been from Arizona??? (Actually just realised how silly these questions are….I’m sounding like that velocity guy)….

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lol yeah and yeah and yeah

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    brrrrring brrrrring hello adding velocity don’t tell me. sponsored by Dacre

    have you ever wondered why my name is Adding Velociyt Dont tell me

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    that inefficieny nailed it but in reality you cant have everything in a player ; > (

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Yes. But not enough to warrant asking. Have you ever wondered why I use a picture of myself in a steve nash jersey as an avatar?

  • Caboose

    Not really, he just lives in Arizona

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    Gee wilkers

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