Eric Bledsoe is easily one of the more under-appreciated players in the NBA. When talking about some of the best point guards in the league, Eric Bledsoe is rarely ever mentioned. For someone who averaged 21.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.4 steals, and a career-high 1.6 made three-pointers per game last year, that is truly a travesty.

The main reason Bledsoe isn’t mentioned all that often, however, is due to his injury prone nature. He just can’t find a way to stay on the court! Between the last two seasons, he’s only been able to play 97 of 164 games. The one positive that can be said about the injuries is that they have come at a time when his team is still building towards the future. His absence has paved the way for others to get playing time on the court.

The Phoenix Suns own the fourth overall pick in the upcoming draft, one that boasts many talented point guards. If there is a point guard on the board at the 4th pick who they like, they may be inclined to select him, given Bledsoe’s injury concerns, and then may elect to move the former Kentucky guard. Sources from the Suns, though, say that they are not ready to move on from Bledsoe yet.

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“The prevailing thought around the NBA is that the Suns are going to draft another high profile young guy and Bledsoe likely gets marginalized out of the forward-looking plan. Suns sources continue to deny that there is a lot of interest in moving Bledsoe..”

With the NBA Draft still over a month away, it definitely seems, at this point anyways, that the Suns are confident in having Eric Bledose as the point guard of their future.