Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 11/3/14
Nba-minnesota-timberwolves
Former Kentucky guard Eric Blesdoe is on the move according to Yahoo! sports. The Los Angeles Clippers have traded Bledsoe and Caron Butler to the Phoenix Suns. The Clippers will pick up Jared Dudley from the Suns, and J.J. Redick from Milwaukee. The Bucks received two 2nd round draft picks included in the deal. The trade for Eric Bledsoe was imminent after the Clippers agreed to terms with starting point guard Chris Paul. Paul stated he always intended on staying in L.A., but entertained the idea of going to Atlanta with Dwight Howard. The Clippers could no longer afford the ever growing contract of Eric Bledsoe. After verbally locking up Chris Paul for 5 years, $107 million, the Clippers no longer had the cap room to keep Bledsoe. If Paul would have left for Atlanta, Bledsoe would have remained with the Clippers and became their starting point guard. For Bledsoe, this trade is a sign of respect. Most trades involve players that teams don’t want in the locker room or on their salary. The Clippers wanted to keep Bledsoe because of the way he is evolving into a pro. However, they could not give him the money or minutes he deserves. Bledsoe is ready to be a starting point guard, with starting point guard money. In Phoenix, Bledsoe could become the starting point guard and finally have the chance to run his own team. The Suns recently traded up and drafted former Kentucky guard Archie Goodwin with the 29th pick in last week’s NBA Draft. If Goodwin and Bledsoe mesh, they could be a dynamic duo in the valley of the sun. Bledsoe could be a vital key to Goodwin’s future as a pro if he is willing to learn a few pointers from his fellow Wildcat.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Falcons LB Prince Shembo charged with killing ex-girlfriend’s dog

Scout: A-Rod 'looks like he doesn't give a (expletive)'

Belichick mum on Deflategate in first remarks since discipline

Dwight Howard suspended for first game of 2015-16 season

Bucs veterans missing Jameis while he's at rookie symposium

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bulls GM: No teams asked to talk with Tom Thibodeau

Aaron Rodgers could take on more play-calling duties

Urban Meyer says Braxton Miller will return to Ohio State

DeMaurice Smith: NFL teams are blackballing Ray Rice

Bowl games have no place in the College Football Playoff

Chip Kelly: Tim Tebow is a quarterback

Snoop Dogg hooks Texas A&M up with adidas cleats

WATCH: Stephen Curry rides a mini-horse

Metta World Peace gets ejected after five fouls in one minute

On satellite camps and the SEC crying over its self-protections

Four NFL quarterbacks set to take a step back in 2015

Spelling Bee co-champ wears LeBron jersey under shirt

Tigers' pitching woes make Scherzer loss more lamentable

Byron Maxwell guarantees Eagles play in Super Bowl 50

Australian paper runs "Bernie chokes on Kokk' as headline

Top 10 stories from 2015 NBA Playoffs

Rangers-Lightning Game 7 preview

The can't-miss Prince Fielder

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dwight Howard suspended for first game of 2015-16 season

Four QBs set to take step back in 2015

Spelling Bee co-champ wears LeBron jersey under shirt

Top 10 stories from 2015 NBA Playoffs

Rangers-Lightning Game 7 preview

The can't-miss Prince Fielder

Chip Kelly: Tebow is a quarterback

For LeBron, it's about more than the ring

Is Sam Bradford not close to full health?

Are Dwyane Wade and the Heat headed for a split?

Good news for the effort to bring an NHL team to Vegas

JJ Watt doesn't care for chance to be on 'Hard Knocks'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.