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Eric Bledsoe is on fire in Phoenix

Someone forgot to tell Eric Bledsoe the Suns are intentionally trying to tank this season for a good spot in the 2014 NBA Draft. That was the plan when Phoenix traded away all of its assets in the offseason, but Bledsoe, the team’s new point guard, didn’t get the memo. He’s led the hot Suns to a 5-3 record through the first eight games of the season.

Last night the former Wildcat scored 23 points with six assists and three rebounds in a tough one-point loss on the road to Portland. That brings his season averages to 21.1 points, 7.1 assists, and 4.3 rebounds, way up from last season’s 8.5 points, 3.1 assists, and 3 rebounds with the Clippers. He’s seeing 14 more minutes per game now that he’s in Phoenix, up to 34 per game, with an increased field goal percentage (.514%) to go along with it.

A restricted free agent next summer, Bledsoe is on pace for the NBA’s Most Improved award, a run at a spot on the All-Star game roster, and a fat paycheck next season.

Way to go, E-Bled. Keep it up.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

16 Comments for Eric Bledsoe is on fire in Phoenix

  1. Haha
    11:02 am November 14, 2013 Permalink

    There’s levels to this sh!t and Eric is on another one man he’s killing it, guilty no plea.

  2. Will Eskridge
    11:06 am November 14, 2013 Permalink

    Way to go keep up the good work

  3. tyson
    11:18 am November 14, 2013 Permalink

    is he the most underrated player at UK in the last 20 years?

    that’s a good topic for BTI btw. i would actually read that article.

    Patrick Patterson is still the most underAPPRECIATED player in the last 20 years.

  4. Tear it down
    11:37 am November 14, 2013 Permalink

    And his slam against Wake Forest in the second round of the 2010 Tournament is my all-time Coach Cal era moment…

  5. cracka
    11:38 am November 14, 2013 Permalink

    kanter is really having a great year, also … 16.4 pts, 7.6 rb so far … also could have a shot at most improved

  6. dubowski
    11:46 am November 14, 2013 Permalink

    * obigatory “gettin’ sh!t right” comment *

    seriously though, he is ballin’

  7. Laker Cat 18
    11:49 am November 14, 2013 Permalink

    We need to keep him in mind when All-Star voting takes place. BBN will help our Cats out.

  8. trey
    11:55 am November 14, 2013 Permalink

    All this point guard talk had me thinking…Without Sebastain Telfair, there is no Rajon Rondo at UK.

    • guest
      12:22 pm November 14, 2013 Permalink

      Are you sure about that?

    • trey
      12:38 pm November 14, 2013 Permalink

      From what I’ve seen and heard about it, yes. Rondo wanted to stay in Louisville but Telfair was going there. Bassy waited a long time to declare for the draft and Rondo had already committed to UK when that happened.

  9. D
    12:29 pm November 14, 2013 Permalink

    He ain’t swoe tho

  10. Delk for 3
    12:43 pm November 14, 2013 Permalink

    He is personally my favorite Coach Cal player of all-time. The guy is a quiet killer. He is incredibly modest and not self-centered at all. His decision and ability to play in the shadows of John Wall was something that no player of his ability has ever done. You never saw the guy pouting, showboating, or screaming at others. His demeanor was perfect at all times. What a great kid and somebody I would like my son to grow up to be like. So proud of you, Eric.

  11. soggyUKgrad
    1:28 pm November 14, 2013 Permalink

    It is either .514 or 51.4%. If he were shooting .514%, he would be making one shot on about every 200 attempts.

  12. KG
    1:32 pm November 14, 2013 Permalink

    Keep it up E.B. I hope you average 25+ a game. I’ll see you and the Suns in Feb.

  13. Mack
    1:54 pm November 14, 2013 Permalink

    I remember how tough he played and of course that he and Boggie were from the same dirt.

  14. nkywildcat
    4:39 pm November 14, 2013 Permalink

    trey – Who cares/why even randomly bring that up unless you are a UofL fan?