Eric Bledsoe free agency: The important things to know

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Other teams reportedly haven’t offered him

Maybe both the Suns and Bledsoe badly want to come to an agreement. It would make sense that other teams haven’t offered Bledsoe if his camp hasn’t reached out to them. But the fact remains that a strong offer from another team would give Bledsoe and agent Rich Paul a lot of leverage that it doesn’t seem to have at present. There are a few reasons teams haven’t offered Bledsoe.

Championship contenders looking for another piece have pretty much squared away their rosters. Their cap space is gone. The issue, then, is that the teams that have the cap space necessary to give Bledsoe an appealing deal aren’t exactly teams that might want to spend all that money. The Milwaukee Bucks have been rumored as one landing spot, and they could perhaps become a legitimate Eastern Conference playoff squad by landing Bledsoe. But they signed Phoenix native Jerryd Bayless and picked up former Suns lottery pick Kendall Marshall in the past few days. The Houston Rockets would like to sign a max contract player after whiffing on Chris Bosh, and Bledsoe would fit right in. Still, no signs anything is happening despite there being little risk for a team like Houston to lock up any salary cap space for three days by offering Bledsoe.

Whether the lack of offers filling Bledsoe’s mail box is a result of Phoenix scaring off teams ever since they acquired him last summer is hard to say.

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