The Suns new backcourt is performing well, but playing Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe together might not be part of their long-term plan. The Phoenix Suns' starting backcourt of Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe is not expected to be a long-term solution for the team, and rival executives believe the Suns may feel pressure to trade Dragic, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports. Dragic has a $7.5 million player option for the 2015-2016 season and sources believe he will decline it, putting Phoenix in position to trade him ahead of time. Phoenix acquired Bledsoe last summer and have opted to play him next to Dragic, though Bledsoe can play either guard position. The Suns have done surprisingly well this season and currently sit at 19-12 as the seventh seed in the Western Conference. The next two seasons will likely involve decisions to set the foundation of their rebuild. Bledsoe is a restricted free agent this summer and could be a costly player to retain. The team was unable to work out an extension with him but will match "any reasonable offer" he receives this summer. Bledsoe is averaging a career-high 18 points and 5.8 assists per game in his first season as a full-time starter.
Suns could feel pressure to trade Goran Dragic, per report
SB Nation | Jan 3