Phoenix Suns: Top 1-on-1 Matchups to Watch for in 2016-2017

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Eric Bledsoe vs. Chris Paul

Teacher vs. apprentice is always a great match up. Both Paul and Bledsoe are respectably two of the top defensive minds in the NBA, but they show much more than that during their battles.

Last season, Bledsoe put on a show for NBA fans as he finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists, along with two steals.

While these two teams may be battling for different things, Bledsoe vs. Paul is always a joy to watch. It was easy to see why the Clippers decided to trade Bledsoe at the time. The rumors had it that he was injury prone and was beginning to look like a Derrick Rose.

Well, the Suns lucked out in this scenario and received their point guard of the future. Yes, some still say he’s injury prone, but he is slowly making his was through an entire NBA season. As pressure is taken off him his durability should be longer.

For this match up, all four meetings should be an entertaining as the last. Bledsoe always looks to play with a little extra spark against his former team. Paul, on the other hand, is one of the league’s best point guards.

It’s always a good time to see Bledsoe try to take that away from him.

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