Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe had a breakout season in 2013-14 and entered restricted free agency this offseason. While the Suns have threatened to match any offer Bledsoe received from another team, they have still not agreed to a contract with their young star. On Thursday we got an idea why the two sides haven’t come to an agreement yet. Reports suggest that the Suns offered Bledsoe a four-year, $48 million deal but that the 24-year-old guard rejected that immediately. Bledsoe apparently wants a maximum deal that would wind up being a five-year, $80 million pact. The two sides are incredibly far apart in talks. Complicating matters is the fact that the Suns recently signed guard Isaiah Thomas to a long-term deal prying him away from the Sacramento Kings. With Bledsoe and Thomas, the Suns have a crowded backcourt when you add Goran Dragic to the mix. Something will have to give if the Suns want Bledsoe back. While none of his potential suitors appear to have the cap space to gi...
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