— This collage was posted by @TeamBledsoe as a look back on his 3 years in the NBA —
Let’s go ahead and make this a former-Cat-NBA-trade-talk evening on KSR, as the professional hoops rumor mill is churning hard post-draft. Looks like Eric Bledsoe has some teams chasing after him, including the Toronto Raptors now. Toronto joins the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons as potential destinations for this underrated point guard.
We all knew that Bledsoe was a steal heading into the draft, as John Wall was the talk of the nation despite UK’s slightly-shorter-yet-still-amazing other freshman guard being also primed for NBA success . He’s proven his worth in three years in the league, playing behind one of the nation’s best in Chris Paul for the L.A. Clippers.
ESPN is reporting that the Raptors are willing to shop Demar Derozan, but L.A. is apparently after Toronto’s Arron Afflalo as well. Bledsoe will also be looking to secure a contract extension before Halloween to add more years to his 3-year rookie deal.
Bledsoe has incredible value in the league as a backup PG, but I think he’s ready to break out from behind Paul’s shadow and star on his own.