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 prominent free agent remains: Eric Bledsoe. With Greg Monroe reportedly opting to stay in Detroit on a qualifying offer, Bledsoe stands head and shoulders above the rest of the free agent crop, stuck in free agency limbo. Though the Rockets have not been heavily connected to Bledsoe, their moves this summer have positioned them to make a splash on a player like him. Let's look at why this deal could happen.

The Fit

On paper, Eric Bledsoe fits the Rockets extremely well. He's an athletic specimen, excellent in transition and with the potential to be a terror defensively. When he is clicking, he is one of the best in the league on the defensive end, and a combination of him and Beverley at the point guard spot would help James Harden out tremendously with defensive responsibilities.

He's the quintessential two-way player and would be a serious upgrade over Patrick Beverley offensively. In his first season as a starter, he had a career year offensively, scoring very effectively in the paint and averaging 17.7 points for the Suns.