Report: Eric Bledsoe rejects Suns’ 4-year, $44 million deal; wants max contract
Eric Bledsoe had a break out season in 2013-14 averaging 17.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Now, the restricted free agent and the Phoenix Suns cannot agree terms on a new contract.
Bledsoe, the Phoenix Suns’ highly talented point guard, has reportedly turned down an offer by the team that;s in the region of four years and $44 million. Bledsoe is reportedly seeking a max contract offer instead.
Bledsoe is a restricted free agent which means that a team has the option to sign him to a contract. In this event the Suns are able to match the offer and keep Bledsoe. Suns general manager Ryan Mc has stated publically that the team would match any offer made for Bledsoe, no offer sheet has been submitted.
The Milwaukee Bucks were reported to be interested in making an offer, but nothing has materialized since.
It’s highly unlikely that the Suns would offer a max contract for a player who has only managed to complete one full season in the NBA. Bledsoe has had some health concerns during his career and offering a max contract wouldn’t be wise.