I believe he will be a great fit with the Milwaukee Bucks. He can be the lead guard on a rebuilding team that has a great young core with Jabari Parker, Giannis, Larry Sanders, and Brandon Knight. He can also get the Max. The Bucks needs to get rid of Carlos Delfino and O.J Mayo for young pieces that can help. Thoughts....
Now that all the bigger names have been connected to teams, Lebron,Melo,Bosh,Pau,Wade, Hayward, Parssons. Bledsoe becomes the lead dog with Stephenson, Deng and Ariza. I don't think Milwaukee is at the top of his list as they have two negatives working against them ( Brandon Knight and Jason Kidd ). Plus Phoenix has the cap room to match and would. They would trade Goran Dragic or the newly signed I. Thomas before they entertained a sign and trade for Bledsoe.
I expect Phoenix will match whatever offer Bledsoe gets, but regarding Milwaukee, why are Brandon Knight and Jason Kidd negatives? Kidd proved himself to be a talented young coach last year, and he's one of the best PGs to ever play the game, so you would think that that would be enticing for a young PG. Regarding Knight, Milwaukee has already said that they don't see Knight as a PG, and even if they did, Bledsoe excelled in a two PG system in Phoenix a year ago. I don't see how Knight being there would be a negative at all.
Why haven't we heard anything on Greg Monroes future? I would think he'd be the most coveted FA now that all the big names have signed but is he re signing with Detroit?
I love Bledsoe. I think he would fit in Philly or Milwaukee. Young team with athletes on them. He's kind of a young vet. Played with Paul and Dragic. Had to fight for minutes and got them behind Paul. Any team would be happy to have him I think. The problem is $. How much do you give? Too low Phoenix probably matches. Too high and he'll be overrated. I'd offer him $11m per but may take close to max to get Phoenix to back off. Either way I think those two teams could afford a max deal to a young defender and good scorer like Bledsoe. Their rookies won't be due extensions until he's off the books(4 years).
If it were me I'd throw max at him if I were Milwaukee. Pricey? Yes but it would be a good fit and bring excitement to the town while they grow l.
The Bucks need somebody to create from the perimeter, as Giannis is still raw and Knight is not yet a great playmaker. A Knight-Bledsoe-Giannis-Parker-Sanders lineup could be good in a few years, as all but Knight will be under contract for a 4+ years. And Knight is replaceable, either by Wolters, a 2015 1st rounder or a FA signing. Even a Bledsoe-Mayo backcourt could be fine.
I think the Bucks could have a really good team in five years or so. They have some really good young talent. Giannis and Parker seem to have great complementary games, with Parker being the halfcourt creator and Giannis being the glue guy and playmaker on defense with a developing offensive game.
I think he should go to the heat get the pay , the organization, the status , and the destination most players dream of.
the heat have to offer a killer deal for him to come over I would offer it.
You have dragic, Thomas, Ennis also playing pg. I see them sending one of dragic or Bledsoe out of town.
Thomas will be the back up with Ennis being the 3rd pg. I agree Bledsoe would be good in milwakie up and coming team fast pace and athletic.
The Suns just signed Thomas and Marc stein reports they are trying to sign Luol Deng so maybe Bledsoe is available... Jason Kidd mentioned he wants to play Knight at SG so Bledsoe would be a great fit here... Maybe a sign and trade involving Bledsoe for Ilyasova or Sanders could benefit both teams...