I think the Clippers would be making a HUGE mistake trading this kid away, Has anyone ever seen the built on this guy? 6-0 192 pounds? 6'8 wingspan, HUGE vertical, super fast and quick, and only 22 years old, I mean I really think down the line he will be big time NBA player.
I mean just looking at his Weight,Wingspan,Vertical, and speed and quickness, he has to already crack top 5-7 most athletic PG's in the entire league, I think once he learns the game a little more he's going to really take off.
No No No No.
They wouldn't be crazy for trading this guy for the best PG in the League. Chris Paul will finally spark the Clippers. People are actially go to Los Angeles Clipper games now. What if Bledsoe doesn't pan out? The Clippers need this. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, And Eric Gordon.. Add DeAndre Jordan and one of the best defenders in the league Trevor Ariza defending the 2's and 3's? The Clippers need to get this deal done. They will contend for a championship if they make this trade, they wont if they keep Bledsoe.
I agree with you saying what if Bledsoe doesn't pan out, but what if Paul injuries keep nagging him? And he has to cut his career short or his game takes a huge dive? Besides NO is asking for too much, Bledsoe,Jordan and reports are saying the want Gordon 2? Nah
Now If Paul was healthy and didnt have injuries I would of course trade Bledsoe and Jordan away for him, I just think Bledsoe has a HUGE upside IF he can figure the game out.
I love Bledsoe and very under the radar so far in terms of how good he really could be. He is not only physically a freak but he's a quick learner and matured as the year went on. But.... he is expendable if that means getting CP3, no doubt.
Giving up Deandre Jordan is the part that makes me nervous. He has the next biggest upside on the team after Griffin. At worse Jordan will be as good as Tyson Chandler
Upside is dust in the wind.... and basketball is not track and field, you need something else (understanding of the game, technique, tactics, feeling for the game...).
Bledsoe is just a project right now, whereas paul is for real.
It's not really about Bledsoe panning out. It's about Chris Paul being Chris Paul.
I agree Upside means nothing but at the same time when Bledsoe was given the minutes he showed he could produce and learn on the fly. And mix in his Elite athleticism I say he will turn out to be a hell of a player sooner than later.
Paul is 4real when healthy he is probably the best PG in the league but Paul tore his mensiscus and didnt let it heal fully and is still wearing a knee brace which is some concern, and remember Paul's knee wasnt repaired by knitting it together, the meniscus was sliced away, Paul sooner or later will be playing with no cartilage in his knee and look at Brandon Roy.....sad case, Wally Sczerbiak even.....sad case. Not wishing any Bad on Paul because I like him just stating the truth.
Please refer to my post in the thread entitled "Why would the Clippers and Warriors trade for Chris Paul
yo wardb12 you gotta be trollin. c'mon b.
Is he really 22?? Most people graduate at 18, 1 year at KU makes him 19, and one NBA year makes him 20???
That's all that really needs to be said. You could make the case for a griffin-paul str8 up deal and you're worried about bledsoe???? I mean there's no way a griffin-paul deal should be done but it could legitamitely be discussed and you're worried about bledsoe???? eric bledsoe??? the clippers are LUCKY if they do any deal that doesn't involve eric gordon and you're worried about bledsoe probably because he looked good playing PICKUP ball on hoopmixtape during the lockout lol. I doubt this deal get's done without gordon changing addresses i sure as hell wouldn't do it if I were NO without ATLEST getting a proven all star caliber 2 guard for the arguably the best PG in the NBA. scratch that he is the best pg derrick rose is really a dwade style 2 guard lol...........
Eric Bledsoe did NOT go to KU.
Sorry.. Kentucky... University of Kentucky or Kentucky University... Regardless.....
Bledsoe has great potential. There aren't too many point guards in the NBA who's physical tools are like his. He's also mature beyond his years. He isn't phased by much.
However, the Clippers arleady have two go-to scorers in Griffin and Gordon, and Bledsoe has a little too much "shoot first" in his blood.
IF you can trade him to get Chris Paul, you do it. Chris Paul takes this teams hopes from the playoffs, to a championship.
I think Bledsoe would benefit from being traded though; he'd be the best player on New Orleans and have all the minutes he wants. However, he's not so good that he'll elevate them to playoff status and they can get a few high lottery picks to support him with. Disturbingly he is in fact 22, not sure how that happened.
Bledsoe is probably the best young PG on the market to replace Paul behind Curry, and I wouldn't hate it if the Clippers got Paul; much better than if he went to the Knicks.
Clippers offer of Kaman(expiring contract), Bledsoe, Aminu, Minny pick is the best NO can get. I doubt they'll get better anywhere else. Make this deal happen already. No way do they include Jordan or Gordon. The GS offer is decent too anything with Curry in it is good. Bledsoe is a scoring guard. He's no point, so no point in keeping him to take from Air Gordon or Blaker.
smh he aint going to the Clippers they want Gordon, Jordan, Bledsoe, Aminu and the Minny 1st rounder lmao Paul, Blake and nobody since Sterling is so cheap
Bledsoe is not a scoring guard, he just played the 2 at Kentucky because of John Wall, Bledsoe averaged 11 assist per game in HS
Little post about combo guards. From last year. Bledsoe can shred the label and become a point but he's a work in progress and Clippers are looking to make a run for a title.
I don't know what Bledsoe did in high school, but I know I remember how many times he took shots instead of making the open passes during his rookie season.
Not saying he's a bad passer. He's just not a pure point and thinks shoot first a little too much for a team that has two 20+ point scorers. He and Robert Pack have worked hard on his point guard skills, so hopefully we'll see improvement this season.
Just because Bledsoe averaged 11 in HS doesn't mean he's a pure PG. He played PG for Kentucky, looked terrible every time he was given the chance, and played PG for the Clippers but was shoot-1st and showed a raw understanding of decision-making whenever I watched him play for the Clippers. No one is going to ever confuse Bledsoe for Rajon Rondo.