Bledsoe, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this offseason has yet to play in a regular season game for the Suns, but they feel the risk is worth the reward considering Bledsoe would become a restricted free agent at season end if the two sides can’t come to an agreement before the October 31st deadline.
Unlike highly coveted big men who enter restricted free agency and are almost always matched by their team, guards a bit less likely to be matched considering they’re far easier to replace. The Suns aren’t interested in allowing another team to bid on his services, so they’re doing whatever they can to beat the deadline.
The Phoenix Suns are currently in talks with newly acquired guard Eric Bledsoe on a long-term contract extension. If the two sides can’t reach a deal by the end of the month, the 23-year-old combo guard would become a restricted free agent at the end of the season.