Eric Bledsoe RUMORS & NEWS

  • Suns' Eric Bledsoe out for season after knee surgery

    Arizona Republic "Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe will miss the remainder of the season after he underwent surgery Tuesday morning to repair the torn meniscus in his left knee. Bledsoe, 26, suffered the injury Saturday night on defense when he tried to avoid a screen away from the ball and planted on his left leg...." December 30

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    Suns announce Eric Bledsoe will miss the rest of the season after surgery today to repair torn meniscus.

  • Suns' Bledsoe may be out until after All-Star break with torn meniscus

    The Score "Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe is expected to miss "extended time" with a torn meniscus in his left knee, according to Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic. Coro confirms the injury is expected to require surgery, but a decision on the team's course of action going forward has yet to be..." December 28

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Eric Bledsoe is expected to miss extended time for Saturday's left knee injury. MRI results on possible meniscus damage are to be announced.

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Eric Bledsoe (left knee) is out for #SunsAtSpurs tonight.

  • Eric Bledsoe hits higher level of play for Phoenix Suns

    Arizona Republic "Be aggressive but patient. Be more vocal while Tyson Chandler becomes the leader. Be confident in play but not cocky in behavior. The expectations for Eric Bledsoe’s balancing act this season, while paired with a new backcourt mate, were just short of asking him to play with a chair..." November 16

  • Phoenix Suns eager for Bledsoe-Knight chemistry

    Arizona Republic "Suns point guards Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight have shared the court for a total of 11 minutes in the preseason, all of them back in the opener on Oct. 7. Circumstances keep getting in the way of the two starters actually playing together. Early in camp, with seemingly so much time ahead to..." October 20

  • Suns eager for Bledsoe-Knight chemistry

    Arizona Republic "Suns point guards Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight have shared the court for a total of 11 minutes in the preseason, all of them back in the opener on Oct. 7. Circumstances keep getting in the way of the two starters actually playing together. Early in camp, with seemingly so much time ahead to..." October 20

  • Changed diet, improved game, is Eric Bledsoe ready to lead a playoff team?

    CBS Sports "You can choose to believe it or not, but Eric Bledsoe swears he's just naturally built like the muscle-bound miniature tank that he is. "I'm just naturally like this," Bledsoe says when asked about his physique. "I try to do stuff to help prevent injuries but people don't believe me when I say..." October 08

  • Eric Bledsoe says the Suns should be better than the 8th seed

    CBS Sports "The last time the Phoenix Suns made the playoffs, Amar'e Stoudemire was their leading scorer, Steve Nash was their leader and Goran Dragic, Nash's backup, was in his second season. That was 2009-10, and the franchise badly wants to play past April again. Suns guard Eric Bledsoe is optimistic about..." September 02

  • DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe combine for 176 points in charity game

    Sporting News "If this is for real, hopefully a video is coming. DeMarcus Cousins dropped 91 points in a charity basketball game on Saturday, according to his Twitter account. Eric Bledsoe was further off with 85. Cousins and Bledsoe, teammates for a year at Kentucky, squared off in the 2009 Alabama Class..." August 09

  • Eric Bledsoe shows offseason commitment to Phoenix Suns

    Arizona Republic "Eric Bledsoe is known for doing impressive things during the NBA season. Bledsoe's offseason sounded impressive too but the work and dedication was out of sight until he showed up for training camps looking like the "after" photo in a fitness advertisement. This is the offseason where..." July 13

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Indications are that Bledsoe is Vegas-bound to work out w/Summer Suns. Those indications: 1) @EBled2 is on this flight; 2) He just said so.

  • Suns coach Hornacek tries to quell Bledsoe trade rumors

    Pro Basketball Talk "Generally in the NBA, where there is smoke there is some fire — maybe not the raging, four-alarm blaze being projected, but something is burning. On the night of the NBA Draft and in its aftermath, there has been a lot of smoke rising out of the desert surrounding Phoenix in regards to an Eric..." June 29

  • Eric Bledsoe trade won't be easy for Suns, but Kings interested

    Sporting News "As a report surfaced that the Suns were planning to re-sign restricted free agent point guard Brandon Knight, Eric Bledsoe's path out of Phoenix became clearer — if not easier. Sporting News reported last week that the Suns had been shopping Bledsoe. But trading Bledsoe, according to league..." June 29

  • Suns, Knicks Had Talks About Bledsoe and 4th overall pick

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns have discussed Eric Bledsoe trade scenarios with other teams, including the Knicks, and are likely to continue to do so after the draft if they haven’t dealt him by then, according to sources who spoke with Sean Deveney of The Sporting News. The No. 4 overall pick was also a subject of..." June 22

  • Report: Eric Bledsoe-to-Knicks Trade ‘An Option’

    SLAM Online "There has been much speculation as to what the Knicks will do with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 draft. Earlier today, Chad Ford alluded to a rather enticing option the Knicks could pursue. " June 20

  • Suns Eric Bledsoe remains work in progress with first full starting season

    Arizona Republic "Eric Bledsoe does not believe he is having as good of a season as last season. It is a natural thought just based on the state of his Suns team, which went from a surprise success to a team struggling with expectations and trade tumult. It has led to two months of 10-17 basketball. His..." April 01

  • NBA Star Eric Bledsoe -- Drops $2,500 on Gold, Diamond Grillz

    TMZ "NBA superstar Eric Bledsoe gave himself a "Treat Yo'self" moment after signing his $70 million contract with the PHX Suns ... dropping thousands of dollars on gold and diamond grillz! TMZ Sports has learned the 25-year-old point guard recently hit up Thizzelles Grillz -- a high-end grill maker..." March 02

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    Craig Grialou @CraigAZSports

    #Suns Hornacek said Bledsoe due in town tonight, will play vs. Rockets Tues after missing game at Sacramento for birth of his son

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Eric Bledsoe wasn't at #Suns practice following his son's birth but told Hornacek that he'll return from Alabama for Tuesday #SunsVsRockets.

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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 "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

    CBS Sports ""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 "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 "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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