The Suns have had a rollercoaster experience when it comes to figuring out if and how they will re-sign Eric Bledsoe in restricted free agency. The guard came to the Suns this season in the trade for Jared Dudley (in a three-way that also sent J.J. Redick to the Clippers) and there were questions of whether he could run a team, if he could fit with Goran Dragic, if he was ready for the spotlight. Instead, he thrived alongside Dragic, as have the Suns, surprising everyone by emerging as a playoff team. But then he suffered a torn meniscus, opting to have it removed instead of repaired, meaning a shorter recovery period but more long-term impact. The Suns decided not to sign him to an extension in the fall, wanting to see if he could answer the questions that came with him. He has, but has been hurt. So what will they do with him in restricted free agency? The Suns have the riht to retain Bledsoe even if he signs a deal with another team by matching the offer. Will they match any offer for him? Because he's likely to get a hefty one. On Wednesday, front office head honcho Lon Babby answered that question.
Suns' Babby says team will match any offer for Eric Bledsoe
CBS Sports | Feb 12