Phoenix Suns – Fantasy basketball to reality Pt. 2

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 25: Eric Bledsoe #2, Head Coach Earl Watson, Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns pose for a portrait at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 25: Eric Bledsoe #2, Head Coach Earl Watson, Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns pose for a portrait at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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ERIC BLEDSOE – PG

PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 13: Eric Bledsoe #2 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA preseason game against the Brisbane Bullets at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 13, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 13: Eric Bledsoe #2 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA preseason game against the Brisbane Bullets at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 13, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Last Season – 43% FG 33% 3P 84% FT 21.1 Pts 6.3 Asts 4.8 Rebs 1.4 Stls in 33 Mins
ESPN Fantasy Projections – 18.7 Pts 6 Asts 4.9 Rebs 1.6 Stls in 32 Mins

He is the leader of this team and is still in control on both ends. Whether the Suns make the playoffs or not seriously depends on Bledsoe staying healthy and thriving with Devin Booker. If the two-headed dragon comes out breathing fire, watch out. Expect a shooting line of 44% FG 34% 3P 85% FT.

Reasonable Projection – 21.3 Pts 6.5 Asts 4.9 Rebs 1.4 Stls
Goal – 22.7 Pts 6.6 Asts 5.4 Rebs 2.1 Stls
Middle Ground – 22 Pts 6.6 Asts 5.2 Rebs 1.8 Stls

A very fair comparison for Bledsoe in FGA and minutes played is Portland’s Damian Lillard who took 19.8 FGA and played 35.9 Minutes in 2016-17.

Stretch – 45% FG 35 % 3P 85% FT 26.6 Pts 6.9 Asts 5.2 Rebs 1.5 Stls