The Phoenix Suns and restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe continue to be at a contractual impasse.
It was said that the Suns were willing to give the former Kentucky product a four-year, $48 million dollar deal though Eric Bledsoe allegedly scoffed at such a deal. Since there, there has been no talk of any additional numbers outside of Bledsoe potentially signing a one-year qualifying offer.
In addition to the qualifying offer, there has been talk of reported sign-and-trade discussions though it doesn’t appear that any of those have become serious and the two sides appear locked in a waiting game. Bledsoe’s current Suns teammate Goran Dragic has kept up with the Phoenix Suns offseason and recently asked the front office what they plan to do with Bledsoe.
He didn’t get much of a straight answer as Dragic suggested the Suns don’t know if they’re going to offer him a contract or not.
“I follow him (Eric Bledsoe) on Twitter,” stated Dragic in an interview with RealGM. “I talked with Jeff couple of weeks ago and they still didn’t know if they are going to offer him a contract. We are waiting for his decision. But I think he is a big part of this team. He was great last year and we played together well. I hope he will sign for the next year.”
What exactly Dragic meant by ‘offer him a contract’ is unclear. Does that mean the Phoenix Suns never offered Bledsoe that four-year, $48 million dollar deal? Or was he suggesting the Suns may not improve their alleged offer?
Either way, it seems as if nobody knows what is going to go down in the Valley of the Sun regarding Eric Bledsoe’s contract (or lack of).