Dec 13, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe sits on the bench prior to the game against the Sacramento Kings at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Kings 116-107. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Kings made preliminary offer to Suns for Eric Bledsoe


Since the draft lottery, the Sacramento Kings have been fielding offers for the number eight overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. According to multiple sources, it seems the Kings were interested in receiving a point guard as compensation for the pick with Rajon Rondo, Brandon Knight, and Dennis Schroeder appearing on their radar, but it seems the organization has turned their eyes to a bigger prize: Eric Bledsoe.

No one knows why the Sacramento Kings aren’t sold on Isaiah Thomas, especially after a year where the third year point guard averaged a career-high 21.2 points and 6.8 assists in 54 games as a starter. Defensively there are a few issues, but outside of that, Thomas is one of the better young point guards in the NBA today.

But if you can get Eric Bledsoe for Thomas and the 8th pick, it’s a move you make. The Kings haven’t hid the fact that they’re looking to win games as soon as possible. We saw that mentality shown when the team trading a crop of players for Rudy Gay last season. Bledsoe is a better player right now than Thomas while possessing a higher ceiling in terms of basketball talent. He’s defensively sound, an excellent rebounder for his size, and showed he can score with the best of him after becoming a full-time starter for the Phoenix Suns.

Of course Fischer mentioned this was just a feeler trade, but if there’s anything to pull from this, the Kings are dead set on finding themselves a point guard and they’ll do so even if it means trading several assets in the process.


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  • AlanCollinge

    Would be the worst trade the Kings could ever possibly make. Isaiah is going to be a superstar. Unless he wants out, the Kings would be idiots to trade him for almost anyone.

    • Fthegov

      Your absolutely right. Its Kings vital player. Next to Cousins & Gay

  • Luka

    This would be a great deal for the Suns. I think Bledsoe is a solid player, but I’m not sold that he’s a max player. His play making abilities and shooting still need some work. The general consensus is that he is worth around 10-11 million tops. There are a few teams that are going to offer around 14-15 million per and at that level it starts to become not worth it.

    The Suns wouldn’t have to offer Thomas as much money. They’d also get that 8th pick which gives them a lot more leverage in a possible trade for a superstar like Kevin Love.

    If nothing else they can take the best PF in the draft available such as: Adrian Payne, or Dario Saric.

    • Marques Morgan

      I agree with you…I would pull the trigger..Thomas would be good off the bench and the 8th pick gets us randle Gordon or possibly vonleh if he slips..I also like Elfrid Payton..I would do it.. Or you can possibly trade 8, 14, and 17 and jump into the top 3

  • Jared R Lawson

    NO NO NO NO NOOOOO!! Don’t Make that TRADE!.. IT is better than Bledsoe right NOW! And then throw in the draft pick. Freaking stupid!

  • Adam

    This is why I have no idea what to expect in the coming week. McD might be the best GM in the NBA if he is able to pull a trade out of nowhere that has nothing to do with Kevin Love…but makes the Suns better and more stable going forward.

    I would make this trade in a heartbeat. Then it comes down to whether Thomas and Dragic can play together. Either way with Thomas, #8, #14, #18, #27….we would have ammo to make another move.

    Just for fun:
    Trade Thomas and # 18 + # 27 to the Lakers for #7
    #7 – Marcus Smart
    #8- Julius Randle
    #14 – Nik Stauskis