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Eric Bledsoe

27-Year-Old       Milwaukee Bucks

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

17.2

REB

3.6

AST

4.5

STL

2.1

BLK

0.6

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Bledsoe, who’s been injury prone throughout his career, played just 66 games last season due to knee soreness. A large chunk of his missed time came after coach Earl Watson opted to shut Bledsoe down for the remainder of the year on March 16 due to the team being well out of...

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HT: 6' 1"   WT: 189 lbs   DOB: 10/23/1990  College: Kentucky   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #18 Overall in 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric Bledsoe Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $70 million contract with the Suns in September of 2014. Contract runs through the end of the 2018-19 season.

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Bledsoe finished with 27 points (9-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 6-6 FT), eight assists, five steals and three rebounds on 36 minutes during Thursday's 134-123 loss to the Nuggets.

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Eric Bledsoe NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 19 LAC 81 22.7 6.7 2.8 3.6 1.1 0.3 0.4 42.4 74.4 2.4 0.8 1.9 1.4 27.6 2.5 6.0 1.2 1.6
2011-12 20 LAC 40 11.6 3.3 1.6 1.7 0.8 0.4 0.2 38.9 63.6 1.2 0.6 1.1 0.8 20.0 1.2 3.2 0.7 1.1
2012-13 21 LAC 76 20.4 8.5 3.0 3.1 1.4 0.7 0.4 44.5 79.1 1.8 1.0 1.9 1.0 39.7 3.3 7.5 1.4 1.8
2013-14 22 PHO 43 32.9 17.7 4.7 5.5 1.6 0.3 1.2 47.7 77.2 3.3 0.6 4.1 3.3 35.7 6.2 12.9 4.3 5.5
2014-15 23 PHO 81 34.6 17.0 5.2 6.1 1.6 0.6 1.1 44.7 80.0 3.4 0.9 4.3 3.4 32.4 5.8 12.9 4.4 5.4
2015-16 24 PHO 31 34.2 20.4 4.0 6.1 2.0 0.6 1.5 45.3 80.2 3.5 0.6 3.5 4.2 37.2 7.2 15.9 4.5 5.5
2016-17 25 PHO 66 33.0 21.1 4.8 6.3 1.4 0.5 1.6 43.4 84.7 3.4 0.8 4.1 4.7 33.5 6.8 15.7 5.9 6.9
2017-18 26 MIL 46 31.0 17.3 3.6 4.6 2.2 0.6 1.6 45.6 78.4 2.9 0.6 3.0 4.9 32.2 6.2 13.5 3.4 4.3
2017-18 26 PHO 3 27.7 15.7 2.3 3.0 1.3 0.7 1.3 40.0 78.6 3.3 1.0 1.3 4.3 30.8 5.3 13.3 3.7 4.7
2017-18 26 MIL/PHO 49 30.8 17.2 3.6 4.5 2.1 0.6 1.6 45.3 78.4 2.9 0.7 2.9 4.9 32.1 6.1 13.5 3.4 4.3
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Eric Bledsoe NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 4 35.3 19.5 3.3 7.8 2.8 1.3 2.3 52.8 92.9 4.0 0.5 2.8 4.8 47.4 7.0 13.3 3.3 3.5
Last 30 Days 10 28.6 16.0 3.2 5.9 1.8 0.5 1.9 49.2 95.8 2.8 0.4 2.8 5.1 37.3 5.9 12.0 2.3 2.4
Last 5 Games 5 34.0 20.2 3.6 7.8 2.4 1.0 2.2 54.7 95.2 3.6 0.6 3.0 5.0 44.0 7.0 12.8 4.0 4.2
Last 10 Games 10 28.6 16.0 3.2 5.9 1.8 0.5 1.9 49.2 95.8 2.8 0.4 2.8 5.1 37.3 5.9 12.0 2.3 2.4
Last 20 Games 20 30.2 16.1 3.0 4.8 2.4 0.6 1.6 44.8 83.8 2.9 0.5 2.6 4.9 31.6 5.9 13.1 2.9 3.4

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Eric Bledsoe
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Feb 15 DEN 123-134 37 27 3 8 5 0 3 9 14 6 6 3 6 1 2 1
Feb 13 ATL 97-92 35 14 3 9 1 3 6 5 14 2 2 2 6 1 2 3
Feb 10 @ORL 104-111 33 18 3 8 1 0 3 6 10 4 4 2 3 0 3 4
Feb 9 @MIA 91-85 36 19 4 6 4 2 4 8 15 1 2 2 4 0 4 0
Feb 6 @NYK 89-103 29 23 5 8 1 0 2 7 11 7 7 2 6 1 4 1
Feb 4 @BKN 94-109 32 28 4 6 1 0 4 12 20 1 1 3 8 1 3 1
Feb 2 NYK 92-90 21 7 1 3 1 0 2 3 8 0 0 1 3 0 1 6
Feb 1 @MIN 108-89 Did Not Play
Jan 29 PHI 107-95 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 28 @CHI 96-110 30 8 8 6 2 0 2 3 11 1 1 1 8 0 8 2
Jan 26 BKN 116-91 30 14 1 4 2 0 2 5 16 1 1 3 7 0 1 2
Jan 22 PHO 109-105 33 19 3 7 4 1 4 6 13 7 11 0 2 1 2 0
Jan 20 @PHI 116-94 38 14 0 3 5 1 3 5 18 3 5 1 6 0 0 2
Jan 17 MIA 101-106 30 11 3 5 1 0 2 2 13 7 8 0 6 1 2 4
Jan 15 @WAS 95-104 38 23 4 3 4 0 3 8 15 4 4 3 5 2 2 4
Jan 14 @MIA 97-79 31 10 3 4 1 0 3 4 16 2 3 0 6 1 2 4
Jan 12 GSW 94-108 32 21 3 3 5 0 3 8 16 2 2 3 5 0 3 3
Jan 10 ORL 110-103 27 15 5 4 1 2 2 7 14 0 0 1 6 0 5 0
Jan 8 @IND 109-96 28 11 2 2 4 1 4 5 13 0 0 1 6 0 2 5
Jan 6 @WAS 103-110 33 21 4 4 3 1 2 6 11 7 8 2 2 0 4 3
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Jan 5 TOR 110-129 28 17 1 2 1 1 3 7 12 2 3 1 3 0 1 2
Jan 3 IND 122-101 28 7 2 5 1 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 2
Jan 1 @TOR 131-127 35 29 7 3 4 0 5 9 15 6 6 5 7 1 6 3
Dec 29 @OKC 95-97 24 8 5 2 1 0 2 4 13 0 2 0 4 2 3 5
Dec 28 MIN 102-96 34 26 3 6 5 0 4 8 15 8 8 2 4 0 3 2
Dec 26 CHI 106-115 29 22 5 6 1 0 3 8 14 3 3 3 6 0 5 4
Dec 23 @CHA 111-106 32 16 7 6 0 0 3 6 13 3 4 1 5 1 6 4
Dec 22 CHA 109-104 36 24 5 10 2 3 4 8 16 7 10 1 6 1 4 2
Dec 19 CLE 119-116 32 26 5 2 2 0 3 10 16 4 5 2 5 2 3 0
Dec 16 @HOU 115-111 36 19 3 1 1 1 3 7 18 4 7 1 7 0 3 5
Dec 15 CHI 109-115 34 12 2 7 1 0 5 5 13 1 2 1 5 0 2 2
Dec 13 @NOP 115-108 32 14 3 5 4 0 5 5 14 1 2 3 8 1 2 1
Dec 9 UTA 117-100 35 20 4 1 3 0 3 7 14 3 4 3 6 0 4 2
Dec 8 DAL 109-102 35 24 4 4 3 2 1 6 17 11 12 1 6 1 3 1
Dec 6 DET 104-100 31 22 5 3 1 1 2 9 21 2 5 2 6 1 4 2
Dec 4 @BOS 111-100 34 18 3 3 1 0 2 6 9 3 4 3 6 1 2 3
Dec 2 SAC 109-104 33 19 4 2 2 0 3 4 9 9 10 2 4 1 3 1
Nov 30 @POR 91-103 28 25 1 4 2 1 2 10 17 4 4 1 4 0 1 4
Nov 28 @SAC 87-112 24 21 5 5 3 0 0 7 10 4 5 3 4 0 5 1
Nov 25 @UTA 121-108 31 18 2 7 2 1 3 7 13 3 3 1 4 0 2 2
Nov 22 @PHO 107-113 45 30 6 7 2 0 7 11 26 6 13 2 5 3 3 4
Nov 20 WAS 88-99 35 14 3 2 6 2 3 6 13 1 2 1 4 1 2 2
Nov 18 @DAL 111-79 22 6 4 4 1 0 2 2 10 2 2 0 3 0 4 4
Nov 15 DET 99-95 30 14 6 8 3 2 1 4 12 5 5 1 4 2 4 3
Nov 13 MEM 110-103 27 15 7 4 0 0 1 4 10 6 8 1 3 1 6 2
Nov 11 LAL 98-90 31 11 2 2 1 2 6 4 12 3 4 0 6 0 2 2
Nov 10 @SAS 87-94 29 13 4 7 1 0 3 6 15 0 1 1 5 1 3 0
Nov 7 @CLE 124-119 Did Not Play
Nov 6 BKN 92-98 Did Not Play
Nov 5 @SAS 112-95 Did Not Play
Nov 3 @NYK 120-107 Did Not Play
Nov 1 @WAS 116-122 Did Not Play
Oct 31 @BKN 114-122 Did Not Play
Oct 28 @POR 114-107 Did Not Play
Oct 25 UTA 97-88 Did Not Play
Oct 23 SAC 117-115 Did Not Play
Oct 21 @LAC 130-88 24 4 1 4 0 0 4 1 4 2 2 0 2 0 1 1
Oct 20 LAL 130-132 30 28 2 2 2 1 1 10 18 5 8 3 5 1 1 3
Oct 18 POR 76-124 29 15 4 3 2 1 5 5 18 4 4 1 6 2 2 2
Eric Bledsoe Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Eric Bledsoe – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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Also Listed As:  #6 Shooting Guard

True Shooting Percentage

55.9%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Eric Bledsoe has a true shooting percentage of 55.9%.

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Eric Bledsoe NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 19 LAC 81 36.0 10.6 4.4 5.7 1.8 0.5 0.6 42.4 74.4 3.8 1.3 3.0 2.3 27.6 4.0 9.5 1.9 2.6
2011-12 20 LAC 40 36.0 10.2 5.0 5.1 2.4 1.1 0.5 38.9 63.6 3.6 1.7 3.3 2.3 20.0 3.8 9.8 2.2 3.4
2012-13 21 LAC 76 36.0 14.9 5.2 5.4 2.5 1.3 0.7 44.5 79.1 3.2 1.8 3.4 1.8 39.7 5.9 13.2 2.5 3.1
2013-14 22 PHO 43 36.0 19.4 5.1 6.0 1.8 0.4 1.3 47.7 77.2 3.6 0.7 4.4 3.6 35.7 6.7 14.1 4.7 6.0
2014-15 23 PHO 81 36.0 17.7 5.4 6.3 1.6 0.6 1.1 44.7 80.0 3.5 0.9 4.5 3.5 32.4 6.0 13.4 4.5 5.7
2015-16 24 PHO 31 36.0 21.5 4.2 6.5 2.1 0.6 1.6 45.3 80.2 3.7 0.6 3.6 4.4 37.2 7.6 16.7 4.7 5.8
2016-17 25 PHO 66 36.0 23.0 5.3 6.9 1.5 0.5 1.7 43.4 84.7 3.7 0.9 4.4 5.1 33.5 7.4 17.1 6.4 7.6
2017-18 26 MIL 46 36.0 20.0 4.2 5.3 2.5 0.7 1.8 45.6 78.4 3.4 0.7 3.5 5.7 32.2 7.1 15.6 3.9 5.0
2017-18 26 PHO 3 36.0 20.4 3.0 3.9 1.7 0.9 1.7 40.0 78.6 4.3 1.3 1.7 5.6 30.8 6.9 17.3 4.8 6.1
2017-18 26 MIL/PHO 49 36.0 20.1 4.1 5.3 2.5 0.7 1.8 45.3 78.4 3.4 0.8 3.4 5.7 32.1 7.1 15.7 4.0 5.1
Rest Of Season Projections 27 MIL 24 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Eric Bledsoe
2017-18 Projections 27 PHO 71 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Eric Bledsoe

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Eric Bledsoe NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 19 LAC 81 1841 543 223 289 92 26 32 42.4 74.4 194 68 155 116 27.6 206 486 99 133
2011-12 20 LAC 40 464 132 65 66 31 14 6 38.9 63.6 47 22 43 30 20.0 49 126 28 44
2012-13 21 LAC 76 1553 643 225 233 109 55 31 44.5 79.1 137 78 147 78 39.7 253 568 106 134
2013-14 22 PHO 43 1416 763 202 235 69 14 50 47.7 77.2 143 27 175 140 35.7 265 556 183 237
2014-15 23 PHO 81 2800 1377 423 493 127 45 88 44.7 80.0 274 72 351 272 32.4 468 1046 353 441
2015-16 24 PHO 31 1059 632 125 190 63 19 48 45.3 80.2 110 18 107 129 37.2 223 492 138 172
2016-17 25 PHO 66 2176 1390 320 418 91 31 104 43.4 84.7 224 52 268 310 33.5 449 1034 388 458
2017-18 26 MIL 46 1428 795 167 212 100 27 73 45.6 78.4 134 29 138 227 32.2 283 620 156 199
2017-18 26 PHO 3 83 47 7 9 4 2 4 40.0 78.6 10 3 4 13 30.8 16 40 11 14
2017-18 26 MIL/PHO 49 1511 842 174 221 104 29 77 45.3 78.4 144 32 142 240 32.1 299 660 167 213
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2017-18 Projections 27 PHO 71 2336 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Eric Bledsoe

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Eric Bledsoe NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2010-11 19 LAC 81 22.7 49.9 45.7 28.1 18.9 1.5 8.2
2011-12 20 LAC 40 11.6 45.4 41.3 25.5 18.2 1.4 4.2
2012-13 21 LAC 76 20.4 51.3 47.3 23.4 13.7 1.7 10.3
2013-14 22 PHO 43 32.9 57.8 52.2 22.6 13.8 1.6 18.5
2014-15 23 PHO 81 34.6 55.5 48.9 24.6 13.7 1.8 18.8
2015-16 24 PHO 31 34.2 55.7 50.2 21.9 12.7 1.7 19.9
2016-17 25 PHO 66 33.0 56.3 48.5 22.3 11.9 1.9 20.8
2017-18 26 MIL 46 31.0 56.2 51.5 20.1 12.7 1.6 17.1
2017-18 26 PHO 3 27.7 50.9 45.0 13.8 15.3 0.9 10.7
2017-18 26 MIL/PHO 49 30.8 55.9 51.1 19.8 12.9 1.5 16.7
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Eric Bledsoe: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bledsoe scored 18 points (6-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding eight assists, three rebounds and a steal in 33 minutes during Saturday's 111-104 win over the Magic.

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Bledsoe managed 19 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six assists, four rebounds, four steals and two blocks across 36 minutes in Friday's 91-85 loss to the Heat.

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Bledsoe contributed 23 points (7-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), eight assists, five rebounds, and one steal in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 103-89 win over the Knicks.

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Bledsoe scored 28 points (12-20 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding six assists, four rebounds and a steal in 32 minutes during Sunday's 109-94 win over the Nets.

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Bledsoe (ankle) registered seven points (3-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three assists, one rebound and one steal across 21 minutes in Friday's 92-90 win over the Knicks.

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Bledsoe (ankle) is available to play in Friday's game against the Knicks, Matt Velazquez of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Bledsoe (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Bledsoe (ankle) has been downgraded to doubtful for Thursday's matchup with the Timberwolves, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Bledsoe (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports.

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Bledsoe left Monday's game against the 76ers with a sore left ankle and did not return, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

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Bledsoe amassed 14 points (5-16 FG, 3-7 3PT) and four assists in a 116-91 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.

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Bledsoe (ankle) is no longer on the injury report for Friday's contest against the Nets.

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2017-18

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2016-17

In his sixth NBA campaign, Bledsoe seemed to be blossoming into a full-fledged star through the season’s first two months. The point guard was holding down career-high averages of 20.4 points, 6.1 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.5 three-pointers per game over 31 appearances until disaster struck in December. The point guard left a Dec. 26 game with a sprained left knee and was later revealed to have suffered a torn meniscus, which required season-ending surgery. With their best playmaker off the court, the Suns predictably went into free-fall mode, limping to a 23-59 finish. It was the second time in three years that Bledsoe had suffered a meniscus injury after having previously torn up the right knee in 2013-14, putting the onus on the 26-year-old to shed the ‘injury-prone’ label as he enters the upcoming season. By all accounts, Bledsoe has progressed well in the rehab process and was taking part in five-on-five work prior to training camp, so it doesn’t look like he’ll enter the season with any restrictions. Concerns about Bledsoe’s knee issues resurfacing are certainly warranted, but when he’s on the court, few fantasy point guards can stack up with him. Along with providing a bounty of counting stats, Bledsoe holds his own in the percentage categories with career marks of 44.7 percent from the field and 78.1 percent from the free-throw line. Those who are risk averse may want to stay away from investing an early-round pick or significant portion of their auction budget in Bledsoe, but his upside will surely be too tantalizing for some owners to pass up.

2015-16

After signing a new deal last summer, Bledsoe enters 2015-16 as the face of a franchise that has seen considerable turnover in just a year's span. He began last season in a crowded, but talented, backcourt that also included Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas, a three-point-guard experiment that ultimately floundered as Phoenix failed to take the next step in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. By season's end, Dragic and Thomas had been moved, as the Suns opted to go in a new direction, bringing in Brandon Knight from Milwaukee to be Bledsoe's running mate of the future. While injuries limited Knight to only 11 games in a Suns uniform, Bledsoe enjoyed a strong season, starting a career-best 81 games and averaging 17.0 points, 6.1 assists, and 5.2 rebounds in 35 minutes per game. Bledsoe shot 45 percent from the floor, a hair above his career average, but he took a slight step back from beyond the arc, converting only 32 percent of his three-point attempts. The Suns are one of the league's biggest mysteries heading into the season, especially given what's transpired with standout forward Markieff Morris, the team's second-leading scorer last season. If Morris' wish to be moved is granted, Bledsoe will be asked to take on an even greater offensive burden. He'll team with Knight to form one of the West's best young backcourts, and the pair figure to split playmaking and ball-handling duties. Knight is the better catch-and-shoot player, however, so Bledsoe figures to spend more time on the ball.

2014-15

Bledsoe is entering his fifth year in the NBA and his second with the Suns. Despite missing 39 games to injury last season, Bledsoe put together some solid numbers when healthy. He averaged a career-best 17.7 points, 5.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.6 steals in 33 minutes per game. Bledsoe shot an impressive 48 percent from the field on 12.9 attempts, 36 percent from beyond the arc on 3.3 attempts, and 77 percent from the free-throw line on 5.5 attempts per game. While he has not officially signed his free agent tender yet, the Suns are set to match any offer his receives, with the likely scenario being Bledsoe returns to Phoenix on a one-year deal. However, the possibility of a trade still looms, with the Suns' offseason acquisition of Isaiah Thomas lending credence to the belief that they're prepared to move on without offering Bledsoe a max or near-max deal. In any case, assuming he returns to Phoenix, Bledsoe will likely retain his starting guard spot, as well as the potential for some major production. He carries the potential to combine efficient scoring with elite-level steals numbers and sneaky rebound and assist totals. Injuries are a concern, but if healthy, Bledsoe is a candidate to have a big 2014-15 season.

2013-14

Bledsoe has shown glimpses of big-time potential in his first three NBA seasons, but as a backup to Chris Paul on a very deep Clipper team, his opportunities to play were (rightfully) limited. That changes this season. Bledsoe was dealt to the Suns as part of the three-way deal that sent Caron Butler to Milwaukee and Jared Dudley to LA. On what promises to be a pretty bad Phoenix team, Bledsoe will get all the playing time he can handle. Is he up to the challenge? His per-36 numbers say yes – his averages last season would translate to 14.9 points, 5.1 assists and 5.0 boards on a per-36 basis. That's probably optimistic, but cut those totals by 15 or 20 percent and you'd still have a pretty good player. An important trend to watch: Bledsoe shot just under 30 percent from long range in his first two NBA seasons, but hit at a 40 percent clip last year. Improvement? Or a statistical aberration based on small sample size (just 31 makes on the year). Bledsoe is a point guard by trade, but it appears he'll start in the Suns backcourt alongside Goran Dragic as the nominal shooting guard.

2012-13

The real question for Bledsoe in the upcoming season will be, “How much playing time is he going to get?” Bledsoe played only 11.6 minutes per game last season and though he didn’t put up superb numbers, coach Vinny Del Negro never really allowed him to get into a rhythm in the regular season. The postseason, however, was Bledsoe’s coming out party. Del Negro played him 17.2 minutes per game and the second-year guard averaged 16.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per 36 minutes. If Bledsoe continues to improve – and he’s only 22 – he could end up seeing plenty of more playing time in the upcoming season, especially considering he is probably the best perimeter defender on the roster.

2011-12

This off-season wasn’t kind to the young Bledsoe. First, he had surgery on a torn meniscus in his knee, and will miss the beginning of the season. And now he has not just one, but two veteran guards in front of him on the depth chart. Unless injury strikes, or either Chauncey Billups or Mo Williams gets traded, then there is no reason to draft Bledsoe in 2011-12.

2010-11

Bledsoe was drafted for his talent and potential as a future point guard in the NBA, but he isn’t likely to contribute much for the Clippers this season. He’s a great shooter, but he turns the ball over too often and is an unproven facilitator.