Phoenix Suns: 5 Teams That Could Trade For Eric Bledsoe

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Apr 12, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) brings the ball up court during the first quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix Suns seem to be giving up on signing restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe to a long term deal, and are now looking to possibly trade him.

There is no denying that Bledsoe has tremendous upside but is he really worth the five-year max contract?

If you’re basing it on his potential, then yes, but if you’re basing it on what he has done so far in his career, then no. The Suns offered Bledsoe a four-year, $48 million dollar deal — but he wants more. To this point in his career Bledsoe has averages of 8.7 points and 3.4 assists per game, but he did post averages of 17.7 points and 5.5 assists this past season as a starter.

The problem is that he couldn’t stay healthy; he’s missed substantial time in two of his first four seasons (missed 39 games last season). If the Suns are serious about dealing Bledsoe, here are five teams that should be interested.

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