As things currently stand, the Milwaukee Bucks don’t have enough cash to offer restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe a maximum contract. But that’s not to say they couldn’t put themselves in position to do so.
Getting creative with their finances, the Bucks could clear enough salary to put themselves in position to put forth a near-max level contract offer to the Phoenix Suns guard. But will they do so? Well, not according to Basketball Insider’s Bill Ingram who says the Milwaukee Bucks haven’t explored such a notion.
While I agree Bledsoe would be great in Milwaukee’s core, they haven’t entertained that idea. They like Wolters, and are excited about what Marshall might bring.
It’s already been well documented that the Milwaukee Bucks have interest in Eric Bledsoe and would be more than open to a sign-and-trade scenario, but the Phoenix Suns have yet to show a desire to make such a move. It doesn’t look as if they plan to either considering the are in the midst of a ‘blink first’ game with Bledsoe as we speak.
Considering the Philadelphia 76ers are the only NBA team currently with enough money to make Bledsoe an offer (and they apparently have no interest in doing so), it seems as if a return to the Phoenix Suns is the most likely scenario. Of course, the Bucks could certainly make things interesting if they decided to move some money around but it doesn’t sound as if that’s likely to happen. And honestly, talented as Eric Bledsoe is, it’s difficult to blame them considering he’s not a max money type player.