Mar 28, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) stands on the court during the second quarter against the New York Knicks at US Airways Center. The Suns won 112-88. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Bledsoe rumors: Indiana Pacers not exploring trade

While the Indiana Pacers suffered a strong funk during a portion of the 2013-14 season, it seemed as if they corrected the issues come the postseason and were returning to form.

Of course, after losing Lance Stephenson to free agency and Paul George to injury, the Indiana Pacers look nothing like the team that ran through most of the NBA last year and now some are questioning if they’ll be able to make the playoffs in the top-heavy Eastern Conference.

Depending on who you believe, the Pacers have seemingly been active on the trade front and while they’ve yet to pull the trigger on any deal, they’ve had their name attatched to a handful. One player the Indiana Pacers were said to have interest in was Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe, who continues to be at an impasse regarding a long-term contract. That lead to speculation that the Pacers could put forth an offer for Eric Bledsoe, however the two sides are not a candidate for a trade – at least not right now.

While Eric Bledsoe would be a solid addition to the Pacers, they don’t really have much the Suns would be interested in. Yes, Roy Hibbert would be a fit given Phoenix’s lack of size, but his contract makes things extremely difficult and the Pacers want to avoid the luxury tax at all costs. Given that, it’s doubtful they’d be willing to give Bledsoe the max deal he desires.

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