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Bledsoe, Suns may be progressing towards deal

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Sep 23, 2014.

  1. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Phoenix, Eric Bledsoe have made progress on a new contract in past 48-72 hours, sources tell Yahoo. No deal yet, but significant momentum.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/514596171877449729">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    Basic human nature: Most people fear loss more than they value gain

    48 > 3

    that's pretty easy math
     
  3. A_3PO

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    Looks like Bledsoe made a smart decision to become realistic. Wonder if he's willing to gamble on a 2-year deal that expires just in time for a huge bump in the salary cap because of TV revenues.
     
  4. J Sizzle

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    I'm surprised it took Bledsoe and his agent this long to realize they lacked leverage.
     
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    Hopefully this accelerates movement towards the Rockets acquiring a PG as Plowman continues to opine.
     
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    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/source...ake-progress-in-contract-talks-024157247.html
     
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    I've said all along, and this wasn't really difficult to predict, that all the Suns needed to do was up their offer just enough for Bledsoe to save face, perhaps with extra incentives.
     
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    This sounds similar to the Bonzi Wells situation in Sacramento several years ago. Bonzi said no to 24 million or so dollars and ended up playing (?) for us (rather rotundly I might add) for peanuts. I bet he still wishes he had a do-over on that deal.
     
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    A new deal and then shipping him straight to us...haha wishful thinking.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Eric Bledsoe and agent, Rich Paul, traveled to Phoenix today to meet with Suns officials and try to reach a new deal, sources tell Yahoo.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/514872462430183424">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Still premature to say they're in process of finalizing deal, but significant progress has been made toward agreement, sources tell Yahoo.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/514873222291267584">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>1st time in PHX since April. MT <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA">@WojYahooNBA</a>: Bledsoe &amp; agent traveled to Phoenix today to meet with Suns officials and try to reach a deal.</p>&mdash; Paul Coro (@paulcoro) <a href="https://twitter.com/paulcoro/status/514874201799688193">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe has reached agreement with the Suns on a 5-year, $70M extension, league source tells Yahoo.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/514893545384460289">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>There are no options in the Bledsoe deal, league source tells Yahoo Sports. Straight five year deal.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/514893892614098944">September 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  12. Haymitch

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    But I thought "soon"???
     
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    Wow. Didn't think PHX would have caved in. So what happens with Dragic now?
     
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    Maybe we can get Goran.
     
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    Dragon is ours. I can feel it.
     
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    Ohhhhhh snap
     
  17. gmoney411

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    He's somebodies. No way they are paying Bledsoe/Dragic $30MM/yr if they have any sense.
     
  18. TMac'n

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    I just wet my pants
     
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    Rubio is ours!
     
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    That's a lot of money.
     

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