There is one sole impact free agent remaining on the market and subsequently mentions of his name fill my timeline regularly with readers inquiring as to both the feasibility and advisability of an acquisition of said player. I’m speaking of course, of Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe who has yet to reach terms with his incumbent suitor, staring a potential qualifying offer in the eye. If the Rockets were to roll the dice, the feat would require a sign&trade with Houston jettisoning the glut of non-guaranteed contracts they’ve been hoarding over the past month. In fact, a deal like this is specifically why Daryl Morey has moved quickly on so many unconventional agreements.
But would Bledsoe be a smart play? This series seeks to ascertain the answer to that very question. (I am aware the ‘summer assignment’ series has not reached its natural conclusion, but the final installment–regarding Terrence Jones–is rather lengthy, as you’d imagine). One caveat: please do not link or tweet to this post/series in sourcing Houston interest in Bledsoe. This post is intended as pure speculation and due diligent prior analysis in the event of a forthcoming deal; I do not have any information on this front nor have I heard anything. So please don’t do that or I will be very irritated and will write angry tweets. Read More