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Eric Bledsoe back on the block?

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Today’s edition of “Where in the world is Eric Bledsoe?” brings us back to a familiar place: the trade block. Per Matt Moore, Bledsoe’s name is once again popping in trade talks— This time as the centerpiece of two different sign-and-trade deals gaining steam in the rumor mill. The most up-to-date chatter has Bledsoe headed to either Dallas or Milwaukee, with OJ Mayo and JJ Reddick headed back to LA in the potential deals, respectively.

These latest rumors are just more of the same for Bledsoe, as the former Cat is far and away “one of the most attractive commodities on the market in this NBA offseason.” In the last two weeks alone, he has found his naming popping up in possible deals with the Lakers (for Dwight Howard), Celtics (part of a package for Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett), Magic (for Arron Afflalo), and Raptors (for DeMar DeRozan).  

Here’s Moore on why Bledsoe has emerged as such a valuable (yet expendable) chip for the Clips this summer:

Waaaay back in March, the Clippers started looking at the Eric Bledsoe situation. Bledsoe established himself coming back from a serious knee injury as one of the best backup point guards in the league. He’s fast, athletic, can create his own shot (even if his percentages aren’t great), can defend, and makes some unbelievable plays with the ball and on defense blocking it in open court. He’s also on a rookie contract. So he’s extremely valuable.

He’s also going to get paid in the summer of 2014. Bledsoe will be a restricted free agent, but the Clippers will also be looking at max extensions kicking in with Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordanand Chris Paul along with whoever else they drag in to make a run at a title. So the odds of them being willing to shell out super money for a backup point guard don’t look great.

Wherever he ends up, I have no doubt that Bledsoe will continue to get ish right. And really, that’s all that matters.

 

Article written by Andrew McCarthy

14 Comments for Eric Bledsoe back on the block?



  1. MOTODOG
    1:16 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Lakers need an athletic pg in the worst way.



  2. Mack
    1:19 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Bledsoe to the Kings for Evans. Boogie and Bledsoe are from the “same dirt” along with Chuck and PPat.



  3. Lamont
    1:30 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    If Eric Bledsoe can paint a house in 10 hours and John Wall can paint the same house in 12 hours, how long will it take to paint this house if Eric and John paint together?



  4. johnny
    1:33 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Waiting for BTI to do a statistical analysis on how often a players name is mentioned and how is correlated with higher pay. Don’t disappoint me BTI.



  5. 3
    1:33 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Hahaha that had me laughing out loud



  6. Bret
    1:34 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    @#3 Eric and John don’t paint, they lay bricks.



  7. Mc
    1:45 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Lamont-
    Let’s ask the same question, but with Louisville players in the NBA:
    If Terrence Williams can paint a house in 10 hours, and Earl Clark can paint the smae house in 12 hours, how long will it take to pain this house if Terrence and Earl paint it together?
    Or maybe we can use Samardo Samuels and Francisco Garcia? Ok, that’s the only 4 players we can do this for.



  8. come on
    1:57 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Pulling for you Eric.Glad to hear you are getting recognized for your abilities. Love the way you just take advantage of playing time without the sobbing some guys do.



  9. cracka
    2:05 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    if big dmc wants to paint and samardo samuels is too scared to get in the paint area while cuz is there, how long will it take before the u of lol player runs home and pouts?



  10. Michael F. Jox
    2:16 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I love Eric, but to me he’s right where he needs to be. I don’t mean LA, but to me he isn’t a starting PG in the league. People think he’s great but that’s becuase he’s filling the exact role he should be filling…a combo type guard who can get you some quick buckets, and brings energy with the second unit. I just don’t see Eric ever being a true starting point guard.



  11. come on
    2:19 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    @10.. Really? You wouldn’t take him over some of the starting PG’s in the league?



  12. Painting Math
    2:35 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    5 hrs and 27 min



  13. Mc
    2:38 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    #10) He played pretty well when starting for Paul when Paul was out for extended periods of time, so I think he’s worth a look.



  14. The Answer
    8:43 pm July 2, 2013 Permalink

    If it is YOUR house, #3-one minute. You live under a rock you gutless Moron.