If you were anticipating the Tyler Ulis era to begin in Phoenix, wait no longer. The Phoenix Suns are handing over the point guard reigns to rookie guard after the team decided to shut down their best player, Eric Bledsoe.
The Suns starting point guard, according to reports, has been dealing with some ‘knee soreness’. He’s had two knee surgeries since he arrived in Phoenix back in 2013 including seeing his season come to an end in 2016. Bledsoe dressed for the Suns game last night but he didn’t check in and according to Suns head coach Earl Watson, it was a ‘management decision’.
Confirmed the Suns are shutting down PG Eric Bledsoe for the season. He's been playing through knee soreness.
— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) March 16, 2017
RE: Eric Bledsoe being shut down, here’s the full Earl Watson quote on the #Suns holding him out tonight. Take from it what you will: pic.twitter.com/DVi9hEVBhg
— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) March 16, 2017
It seems like Bledsoe wasn’t too pleased with the choice made by Suns management.
— Eric Bledsoe (@EBled2) March 16, 2017
Eric Bledsoe was low-key having a good season too. He was averaging career-highs in points (21.1), assists (6.3), free throw attempts (6.9 per game) and FT percentage (85%). This is, with little doubt, a tanking move by the Suns. This upcoming draft is loaded, so securing the best draft position is vital. Plus, why not give the young guys a chance?
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