Eric Bledsoe IS a top 5 PG, Max contract player
Just dropped another near triple double with 24,8,8 and 3 steals.
Where were the suns last year without him, and now look at their turnaround with him.!!
I would put him in the same category right now of the top 5 guys like cp3, kyrie, westbrook,curry,parker.
I wouldnt even hesitate to take him ahead of Wall as well.
JW: 19.5 ppg, 9.3 apg, 4.3 rpg, 2.1 spg, 41% fg, 20.14 PER
EB: 19.5 ppg, 6.4 apg, 4.3 rpg, 1.8 spg, 49% fg, 22.21 PER
Statistically they have similar values, Bledsoe is more efficient, but Wall is a better distributor
Bledsoe is definitely a max contract type guy, I agree...And probably tied for the 6th best PG in the NBA with Wall (behind the 5 you listed above)
That Kentucky team had John Wall, Eric Bledsoe AND DeMarcus Cousins along with Patrick Patterson. How did they not go to the Final Four?
Kentucy didn't make it because Bledsoe and Wall decided they wanted to be 3 point shooters for an entire game. I still remember screaming at my roommates TV because Cousins never touched the ball that game!
As a team, they shot some god awful 3 point %.
I had to jump in. Kentucky didn't want to shoot 3's , West Virginia forced them to shoot 3's by packing it in the paint.
Bledsoe will get the "mini max" contract, but I'm not sure why he would get all the credit for Phoenix's success. Dragic's been a unbelievable with Bledsoe, the supporting cast is solid, and Jeff Hornacek has been far and away a better coach than another ex-NBA player turned first-year coach like Jason Kidd.
Dragic is having just as good of a year as Bledsoe is. He should get paid in the offseason as well.
huge uk fan and that game was a disaster was yellin the same thing as chewy about how dmc was touching the ball and wall who couldnt shoot a lick back then wouldnt stop chuckin 3s as for the mention on bledsoe i wouldnt be suprised if someone maxes him out i perosnally woudlnt max him id give him the before mentioned mini max
dmc wasnt touching the ball still makes me mad thinking about it
Lol no way he is top 5. Hes a good and intriguing player, but the pg position is so deep in the NBA, so I would say hes more of a top 10 pg.. And I still think he is a borderline max player. I could see him getting a deal like Holiday did (something like 4 years, 40-45 million).
The beauty of it is Phoenix can match a max offer on him since Dragic is on such a bargain contract. We're going to be seeing their backcourt tear it up for a long time. They just need one consistent big that can do some damage inside. I think their going to package Len and some of their picks for a big that's going to help them right now. Their almost ready to contend.