Veteran guard Eric Bledsoe has once again become an available commodity on the trade market after his public push to be moved by the Phoenix Suns.
In line with that, Ian Begley of ESPN is reporting that the New York Knicks have jumped into the picture as a possible landing spot for Bledsoe.
The Knicks are among the teams who have reached out to Phoenix recently about trading for guard Eric Bledsoe, per league sources. https://t.co/INmuthUPc6
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 23, 2017
Although the Knicks have made several moves this past summer to address their point guard situation, the possible addition of Bledsoe would be an upgrade. It would put him in line to become the primary ball handler and also the secondary scorer on the team behind rising star forward Kristaps Porzingis.
Bledsoe is currently in the fourth year of his five-year, $70 million deal that does not include any player for team options in the contract. Things have continued to sour over the last year as the Suns have been looking to move either the 27-year-old or Brandon Knight in order to shift the focus of the team around third-year guard Devin Booker.
Through the first three games of the season, Bledsoe is averaging 15.7 points on 40 percent shooting from the field with 3.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 27.7 minutes per contest. This includes notching double figures twice over the span topped by a 28-point performance against the Los Angeles Lakers.