|2010 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 18th overall by Oklahoma City.|
|2010 NBA Draft||NBA||Draft rights traded by Oklahoma City to L.A. Clippers in exchange for a future first round pick (#22, 2012, Fab Melo).|
|9th July, 2010||NBA||Signed a four year, $7,415,553 rookie scale contract with L.A. Clippers. Included team options for 2012/13 and 2013/14.|
|14th June, 2011||NBA||L.A. Clippers exercised 2012/13 team option.|
|26th January, 2012||D-League||Assigned by L.A. Clippers to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.|
|28th January, 2012||D-League||Recalled by L.A. Clippers from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.|
|20th September, 2012||NBA||L.A. Clippers exercised 2013/14 team option.|
|10th July, 2013||NBA||As a part of a three team deal, traded by L.A. Clippers to Phoenix, along with Caron Butler, and along with a protected future second round pick to Milwaukee (#55, 2016, Marcus Paige), in exchange for a signed-and-traded J.J. Redick from Milwaukee and Jared Dudley from Phoenix.|
|24th September, 2014||NBA||Re-signed by Phoenix to a five year, $70 million contract.|
|7th November, 2017||NBA||Traded by Phoenix to Milwaukee in exchange for Greg Monroe, a protected 2018 first round pick and a protected 2018 second round pick (not conveyed).|
|4th March, 2019||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed four year, $70 million extension with Milwaukee.|
|2009 - 2010||Kentucky (NCAA)|
|June 2010 - July 2013||L.A. Clippers (NBA)|
|July 2013 - November 2017||Phoenix Suns (NBA)|
|November 2017 - present||Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)|
June 29, 2017
PG, 6’1, 190lbs, 27 years old, 7 years of experience
Something of a forgotten man league-wide, Bledsoe just posted the best season of his career, and every other team in the league should have been rung and told about that at least a couple of times by now. Bledsoe is making small but measurable improvements in his own scoring (drawing far more fouls this season and upping his three-point volume, albeit on mediocre efficiency) and in making plays for team-mates out of pick-and-roll action. Most importantly, for both his trade value and his use as a Sun going forward, he stayed healthy.
Player Plan: Two years and a combined $29.5 million salary remaining. The pairing with Booker seems to work well, and he seems to not have suffered too much (offensively at least) from continued knee injuries, so keep in the short term with an eye to a value consolidation trade.
June 27, 2010
Pick 18: A caption lists the last few first round picks in the history of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The list reads; James Harden, Rodrigue Beaubois (traded for B.J. Mullens), Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Kevin Durant, Saer Sene, Johan Petro. With the exception of Mullens, who doesn't even figure to be as good as Petro, you can see where Sam Presti took over.
The next addition to that list is Eric Bledsoe, giving Oklahoma City two backup point guards called Eric. It seems like at least one too many.
Jay Bilas inevitably mentions Bledsoe's wingspan, and calls him "shifty". He raves about his finishing ability and defense, and tries to downplay Bledsoe's average jumpshot. (Last year, Bledsoe managed to prove that it's possible to shoot 37% from three point range without being a good shooter). But while Jay is concerned about Bledsoe's point guard skill - and mercifully, the caption agrees with him - no one mentions that Bledsoe had more turnovers than assists last season. He didn't play much point guard with the presence of Wall, who played almost all game every game, but in the NBA, Bledsoe going to have to play point guard whether he likes it or not. And he won't.
Bledsoe doesn't appear to be here, so the cameraman spends the airtime that would have been used on him on Kevin Durant instead. Durant downplays the affair by clearly spending much of that time texting, but behind him, John Calipari is literally throwing himself over a chair to get more air time. Depressingly, I am not making this up.
Ric Bucher announces that Eric Bledsoe's draft rights are being traded to the L.A. Clippers for a future first round draft pick. Now that Oklahoma City has managed to get a future top 5 pick for Bledsoe, the pick makes sense.