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 telling everybody that they will match any offer Bledsoe might receive. Of course, every team seems to say that about their restricted free agents--witness the Bucks' last year with Brandon Jennings. The Bucks don't currently have enough cap space to offer Bledsoe a true "max" contract (note that signing Jerryd Bayless could be accomplished using the "room" exception, thereby leaving Milwaukee's cap space unaffected), but moving any one of a few of their veterans could open up the requisite space to do so. That could be done via separate deals, or the Suns could agree to a sign-and-trade. Another interesting factor is Woelfel's speculation that the Bucks might have interest in Suns' first-round draft pick Tyler Ennis, whom the Bucks talked to extensively during the pre-draft camp process. With Isaiah Thomas now on board in Phoenix, Ennis doesn't figure to see much time for the Suns this season if they retain Bledsoe, possibly making him expendable.
Bucks mulling an offer sheet for Eric Bledsoe, Ilyasova unlikely to be traded?
Brew Hoop | Jul 16