Eric Bledsoe

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Appeared in 492 career games (330 starts) in eight NBA seasons with the L.A. Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks
  • Holds career averages of 13.8 points, 4.7 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game
  • Has four career triple-doubles
  • Finished the 2017-18 season ranked third in the NBA in steals per game (2.01)
  • 2010-11 All-Rookie Second Team selection
  • Received votes to the NBA All-Defensive Team in 2013-14 and 2014-15
  • Participated in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star 2011 in Los Angeles and the Slam Dunk contest at NBA All-Star 2013 in Houston

2017-18 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS … Averaged 17.7 points, 5.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals (3rd in the NBA) per game in 74 games (71 starts) with Milwaukee and Phoenix … shot 47.3 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from 3-point range … tallied his fourth career triple-double, scoring 20 points with 12 rebounds and 11 assists vs. ORL on 4/9 … had a then-season-high-tying 10 assists and scored 22 points at NYK on 4/7 … tallied 31 points at DEN on 4/1 … scored a season-high 39 points, making a season-high 7 3-pointers at LAL on 3/30 … had 26 points at IND on 3/5 … scored 22 points with seven assists vs. PHI on 3/4 … tallied 27 points with eight assists vs. DEN on 2/15 … scored 28 points (12-20 FG) with six assists at BKN on 2/4 … scored 29 points (9-15 FG, 5-7 3FG) with seven rebounds and four steals at TOR on 1/1 … recorded a double-double with 24 points and a season-high 10 assists vs. CHA on 12/22 … tallied 26 points on 10-16 shooting vs. CLE on 12/19 … scored 24 points, making a season-high 11 free throws vs. DAL on 12/8 … had 25 points at POR on 11/30… scored a then-season-high 30 points with seven assists and six rebounds at PHX on 11/22 … had a season-high six steals with 14 points vs. WAS on 11/20 … scored 13 points with seven assists in his Bucks debut at SAS on 11/10 … has scored in double figures 65 times … has 28 20-point games … has three 30-point games … dished out 10+ assists 3 times … hauled in 10+ rebounds once … has 2 double-doubles … has 1 triple-double … missed one game (2/1) with left ankle soreness.

PRO CAREER ... 2016-17: One of the league’s top point guards in his seventh professional season and fourth with the Suns, averaging career-highs of 21.1 points (28th in NBA) and 6.3 assists (15th) in addition to 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals (29th) and 33.0 minutes (40th) in 66 games (all starts) … the only other players to average as many points, assists and rebounds in 2016-17 were LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kyle Lowry; joined Gail Goodrich in the Suns’ inaugural season of 1968-69 as the only Suns to average at least 21.1/6.3/4.8 … ranked in top 30 on NBA leaderboard in scoring average, assists per game and steals per game, one of only nine players to do so … shot 43.4 FG%, 33.5 3FG% and a career-high 84.7 FT% (31st in NBA) … was one of the NBA’s most clutch scorers, shooting 12-of-19 (63.2 FG%) in the final minute of games when the score was within one possession; his 12 makes in such situations ranked fourth in the NBA (behind Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins, Jimmy Butler) and his 63.2 FG% mark ranked first of any player with at least 10 attempts in such situations … included in these clutch makes was a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to beat Portland on 11/2 … paired with Devin Booker to become the first Suns backcourt duo to each average over 20 points since Paul Westphal and Walter Davis in 1979-80 … had 12 games scoring 30+ points (eight career entering season) and three games scoring 40+ points (zero entering season) … had 63 games with 10+ points, 34 with 20+ points, six with 10+ assists (5-1 in these games) and two with 10+ rebounds, recording seven double-doubles and one triple-double … ended season with an active streak of 53 straight games scoring in double figures, the longest of his career and longest by a Suns player since Amar’e Stoudemire in 105 straight from 2007-2008 … after not scoring at least 40 points once in his first 395 career games, did so three times in six games covering 11 days from 1/22-2/1; his 11 days needed to record three 40-point games are the fewest in Suns history … became first Sun with three 40-point games in a season since Stoudemire in 2006-07… set career-high in scoring three times during season, first with 35 points vs. DEN on 11/27, then with 40 points at TOR on 1/22, again with 41 points vs. DEN on 1/28, then matching his 41 points vs. LAC on 2/1 … in addition to 40 points at TOR on 1/22, had a season-high 13 assists, just the sixth game of at least 40 and 13 in Suns history … recorded third career triple-double with 25 points, a season-high-tying 13 assists and 10 rebounds vs. LAL on 2/15 … had four straight games with at least 20 points, five assists and five rebounds from 1/16-1/22, the longest streak by a Sun since Charles Barkley in 1993 … scored 30+ points in a career-long three straight games, his first time doing so in consecutive games, from 12/9-12/13, the first Sun to do so since Stoudemire in 2010 … also had at least eight assists in each of those three games, the first Sun with at least 30 and eight in three straight since Jason Kidd in 2001 … made a career-high five three-pointers in addition to snagging a season-high five steals at GSW on 12/3 … had 10+ points and over five assists and rebounds in each of the Suns’ first four games, the first player to do so since Goodrich in the team’s inaugural season … scored 30 points (17 in fourth quarter) at POR on 11/8, his fifth career 30-point game against the Trail Blazers … missed 16 games to rest, one on 2/11 and the final 15 from 3/15-4/11.

2015-16: In his sixth NBA season and third with the Suns was having a career season before it came to an end after 31 games with a torn meniscus in his left knee … averaged career-high 2.0 steals in addition to 20.4 points, 6.1 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 34.2 minutes, starting all 31 games in which he played … posted a then career-high by shooting 80.2 FT%, and his second-best career seasons by shooting 45.3 FG% and 37.2 3FG% ... Recorded 27 games with 10+ points, 20 with 20+ points and three with 30+ points… Had two games with 10+ assists, one game with 10+ rebounds and three double-doubles … though he did not play enough games to qualify for the NBA leaderboard, joined 2016 All-Stars Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and Kyle Lowry as the only players in the league to average at least 20 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals … became first player in Suns history to average at least these numbers in a season … just by averaging at least six assists, four rebounds and two steals, became the second player in Suns history to average those amounts along with Jason Kidd who did so in three straight from 1998-01 … ranked in the top 10 in the NBA at the time of his injury with 2.03 steals per game, becoming the first Suns player to average over 2.0 steals for a season since Shawn Marion in 2004-05 … scored 20+ points in eight straight games from Nov. 6-22 … scored at least 13 points in the season’s first 25 games, the first Sun to do so since Charles Barkley in 1995-96 … scored in double-digits in the first 25 games, then his longest single-season streak in his career as he scored 10+ points in his final four games of 2014-15 for a career-long 29 straight … recorded a steal in a career-long 12 straight from 12/1-12/20 and multiple steals in a career-long eight straight from 12/7-12/20 … in three straight games from 11/8-11/14, scored 25+ points while making at least two-thirds of his field goals, becoming the first NBA player to do so in three straight since LeBron James in 2013-14, the first NBA guard since Jim Jackson in 1994-95 and the first NBA point guard since Mark Price in 1988-89 … had outstanding performance vs. MIN on 12/13, with 23 points, nine assists, five rebounds, four steals and four blocks (a Suns season-high and tying a career-high); by having at least four each of points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks, became first Sun to record a 5-by-4 since Shawn Marion in 2007-08 and the first NBA guard to do so since Dwyane Wade in 2008-09 … scored season-high 33 points at Portland on Oct. 31, setting a career-high with 12 made field goals … would twice match career-high of 12 field goals during season, also doing so vs. POR on 12/11 and vs. NOP on 12/18 … dished out a season-high 11 assists twice, at OKC on 11/8 and at TOR on 11/29 … grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds vs. LAC on 11/12… left game vs. PHI on 12/26 with a left knee injury; sustained a torn meniscus and had surgery on 12/29, missing the remainder of the season.

2014-15: In his fifth NBA season and second with the Suns started at point guard in 81 games and posted team-highs of 17.0 points (44.7 FG%, 32.4 3FG%, 80.0 FT%), 6.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 34.6 minutes, in addition to 5.2 rebounds and 0.6 blocks … recorded two triple-doubles—the Suns’ first since 2006-07—as well as a team-high 13 double-doubles … scored 10+ points in 72 games, 20+ points in 26 games (had 21 such games in career entering season) and 30+ points in three games … had nine games with double-digit assists and eight games with double-digit rebounds … posted five games of at least 20 points and 10 assists, and five games of at least 20 points and 10 rebounds … led the Suns in points a team-high 26 times, assists a team-high 57 times and steals a team-high 28 times, and was fourth on the team in times leading in rebounds (14) and blocks (14) … was one of just four NBA players to average at least 15.0 points, 5.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals, along with James Harden, Russell Westbrook and LeBron James, also becoming just the sixth Suns player to exceed those averages and first since Jason Kidd in 2000-01 … at a height of 6-1, became just the third player 6-2 or shorter since 1971-72 to average at least 15 points, five assists and five rebounds in a season joining Chris Paul (2005-06, 2008-09) and Mookie Blaylock (1996-97) … scored a career-high 34 points, with 23 coming in the first half, on 11-of-18 shooting in win at HOU on 3/21 … just missed a triple-double with 28 points, a career-high 13 rebounds, nine assists and a career-high four blocks in overtime win vs. OKC on 2/26, becoming the only guard and just eighth player total to post at least 28/13/9/4 in a game dating back to 1985-86 … posted first career triple-double and first by a Sun since Boris Diaw in 2006-07 with 27 points, a career-high 16 assists and 11 rebounds at his former team, the L.A. Clippers on 12/8 … had second triple-double with 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds vs. Dallas on Dec. 23 to become first Sun with multiple triple-doubles in a season since Boris Diaw in 2005-06 … Scored then-career-high 33 points to go along with 10 rebounds and six assists vs. POR on 1/21 … twice scored the game-winning points in the final 30 seconds: At BOS on 11/17, finished a steal and uncontested layup with :29.5 left to give the Suns a 116-114 lead on the way to a 118-114 win and at DET on 11/19, scored on a driving layup with :28.7 left to give the Suns an 87-86 lead in an 88-86 win … missed one game (2/8) for the birth of his child.

 

2013-14: In his fourth NBA season and first with the Suns, had a breakout season posting averages of 17.7 points, 5.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 32.9 minutes while shooting a career-high 47.7 FG% in 43 games (40 starts) ... led the Suns with an average of 1.6 steals and ranked second on the team in points and rebounds … had 38 games with 10+ points, 17 with 20+ and two with 30+; entered the season with four games of 20+ points in his career … recorded four double-doubles with three games of 10+ rebounds and one game with 10+ assists … Shot 52.9% from the field on drives, third in the NBA among players with at least seven drives per game, trailing only LeBron James and Tony Parker … Just missed his first career triple-double and tied then career-highs with 30 points and 11 rebounds, in addition to nine assists at SAN on 4/11 … established then career-highs in scoring twice, first with 28 points on 12/13 vs. SAC, and then on 4/4 with 30 points at POR (matched on 4/11)… Notched first points/rebounds double-double of career with 16 points and a career-high 11 rebounds vs. LAL on 12/23 … had a then career-high 14 assists in addition to scoring 26 points at OKC on 11/3 … on 11/1 vs. UTA, made the first game-winner of his NBA career, hitting a three-pointer with :00.9 left in the fourth quarter to break a tie and give the Suns an 87-84 win … in Suns debut, had 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists vs. POR on 10/30 … missed six games due to a left shin contusion (11/19-11/27) and 33 games due to right knee arthroscopy (1/2-3/10).

2012-13: In his third NBA season and third with the Clippers, averaged 8.5 points (shooting 44.5 FG%, 39.7 3FG% and 79.1 FT%), 3.1 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.43 steals in 20.4 minutes in 76 appearances … in 12 starts, averaged 14.2 points, 5.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals in 34.2 minutes … had 32 games with 10+ points after having 25 such games in his first two seasons combined … had two games of 20+ points, two games of 10+ assists and two double-doubles … scored in double digits in a then career-best nine straight games from 1/22-2/6, culminating with then career-highs of 27 points, nine made field goals and seven made free throws, in addition to a season-high six steals at ORL on 2/6 … tallied 10 points, 10 assists and six steals against MIN on 1/30, joining Chris Paul as the only Clippers to post 10+ assists and 6+ steals in the same game since the 1995-96 season … missed five games due to a sore left calf.

2011-12: Averaged 3.3 points, 1.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 11.6 minutes in 40 games with one start in his second season with the Clippers … scored 10+ points three times … underwent surgery to repair torn lateral meniscus in right knee on 10/7, and missed games from 12/25-1/25 with meniscus injury … assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA G League on 1/26 … played 19 minutes for the Jam and scored 15 points with seven assists.

2010-11: As a rookie, averaged 6.7 points, 3.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 22.7 minutes in 81 games (25 starts) … led the Clippers with 92 steals (1.14 steals per game ranked 36th best in NBA) … led Clippers in steals a team-high 24 times … scored 20+ points twice and in double figures 22 times … posted one game with 10+ assists and his first career double-double with 12 points and 13 assists in third-career start at DEN on 11/5 … tallied a career-high seven steals vs. DEN on 3/5, becoming first Clippers rookie with at least seven steals in game since Tyrone Nesby had seven on 5/5/99 … among NBA rookies, finished 15th in scoring, 4th in assists, 10th in field goal percentage (42.4%), 10th in free throw percentage (74.4%), 3rd in steals per game and 10th in minutes per game … named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team … played in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge on 2/18 during NBA All-Star weekend and had six points, seven rebounds and five assists.

PLAYOFF HISTORY … (17 games, 0 starts) … 2013: Appeared in all six of the Clippers’ First Round Games against Memphis … averaged 6.5 points, 3.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game … scored 15 points and shot 7-7 FG in Game 1 of the opening round series against Memphis, a Clippers playoff record for most field goal attempts without a miss … 2012: Averaged 7.9 points on 58.7 FG% in 17.2 minutes, playing in all 11 of the Clippers’ playoff games … scored a playoff-career-high 23 points in Game 2 of the Clippers’ Second Round series against San Antonio … had 17 points in Game 4 against the Spurs.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS … Drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 18th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft before being traded on draft night to the Los Angeles Clippers … traded to the Suns along with Caron Butler on 7/10/13 as part of a three-team trade also involving Milwaukee; Suns sent Jared Dudley to the Clippers and conveyed a future second-round pick to Milwaukee, while the Bucks received another second-round pick from the Clippers and agreed to sign-and-trade J.J. Redick to the Clippers … signed a multi-year contract with the Suns on 9/24/14 … traded to the Bucks on 11/7/17 in exchange for Greg Monroe and a protected first and second-round draft pick.

COLLEGE … Played one season (2009-10) at Kentucky and averaged 11.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 37 games (35 starts) to help the Wildcats to a 35-3 record and Elite Eight appearance … named to the Sporting News SEC All-Freshman Team and was a CollegeInsider.com Freshman All-American … scored in double digits 20 times, including four games with at least 20 points … in four NCAA tournament games, averaged 15.3 points and shot 58.8 FG% and 47.4 3FG% ... set a Kentucky school record of eight made 3-pointers in an NCAA tournament game against East Tennessee State in scoring a career-high 29 points (9-11 FG, 8-9 3FG )… among his teammates during his one season at Kentucky: DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Patrick Patterson and Josh Harrellson.

PERSONAL … Born on 12/9/89 in Birmingham, Ala. … son of Maureen Reddick … has one brother, Curtis Slaughter, and one sister, Ashley Bledsoe … he and wife Morgan have two children, Eriauna and Ethan … participated with Basketball Without Borders, traveling to the first BWB Africa Camp in Angola in Sept. 2016, providing instruction with a group of players, legends and coaches … in advance of his trip to Angola, visited children in Mozambique with UNICEF … in Aug. 2017, organized his third annual Eric Bledsoe Community Weekend in his hometown of Birmingham, featuring a celebrity basketball game and a backpack and school supplies giveaway for local children … favorite vacation destination is Alabama to visit family … favorite movie is Friday … favorite video game is Goldeneye on Nintendo 64 … first job was as a camp counselor … active on Twitter as @EBled2.

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