The Phoenix Suns made a big splash in the offseason, trading for Los Angeles Clippers’ guard Eric Bledsoe.
The Suns already had a solid point guard in Goran Dragic (who has played at an All-Star level this season), but they believed they could play both together.
The great Zach Lowe of Grantland asked Dragic about his feelings when the team acquired Bledsoe.
I’m always honest. When I found out, I was like, “Oh my god! What is going on right now?” I was never afraid of competition, but, of course, you start thinking: “What are they going to do now? Are they going to move me?” But I called my agent, and he said not to worry. And the GM and the coach — they called me the next day. Coach Jeff [Hornacek] explained to me that he wanted us to play together, and be like the old Suns with two point guards like Jeff and KJ (Kevin Johnson).
When I found that out, I was kind of surprised. But at the same time, I couldn’t wait to share. We had some trouble at first, trying to figure out those things. But me and Eric — we are really good friends. We talk a lot. And you can see that in how we play.
Although the Suns look like they may finish just outside of the season, both players are having fantastic seasons.
Bledsoe missed 39 games with a knee injury, but is averaging 17.4 points, 5.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
Dragic is putting up 20.4 points, 6.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game.