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New Orleans Pelicans | #5 | Guard

Eric

Bledsoe

PPG

12.0

RPG

3.4

APG

3.8

PIE

7.3

6'1" | 214lb | 31 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Appeared in 570 career games (408 starts) in 9 NBA seasons with the L.A. Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks … holds career averages of 14.1 points, 4.8 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game First Team All-Defense in 2018-19 Has 5 career triple-doubles Finished the 2017-18 season ranked third in the NBA in steals per game (2.0) 2010-11 All-Rookie Second Team selection 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

BEFORE NBA

2018-19: In 78 games (all starts), averaged 15.9 points, 5.5 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game … shot 48.4% overall, 32.9% from 3 and 75.0% from the free-throw line … scored 29 points, dished out 7 assists, had 5 steals, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks at BKN on 4/1 … scored 23 points with 7 assists and 3 boards vs. HOU on 3/26 … had 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists at CLE on 3/20 … scored a season-high 31 points with 9 rebounds and 5 assists at LAL on 3/3 … tallied his first triple-double of the season on 2/27 at SAC scoring 26 points with 12 rebounds and 13 assists ... scored 19 points with 11 rebounds vs. ORL on 2/9 … had 22 points (8-16 FG, 4-5 3FG) and 11 assists vs. WAS on 2/6 … scored 20 points with 7 assists and 5 rebounds at DET on 1/29 … had a then-season-high 30 points (12-14 FG, 2-3 3FG) at ORL on 1/19 … scored 24 points and dished out 10 assists at ATL on 1/13 … had 26 points (11-16 FG) at IND on 12/12 … scored 20 points and hauled in 12 rebounds vs. CLE on 12/10 … had 27 points vs. DET on 12/5 … scored 27 points (11-18 FG, 3-6 3FG) at NYK on 12/1 … tallied a double-double with 20 points and 10 assists vs. SAS on 11/24 … had 23 points on 8-for-10 shooting with 5 rebounds and 5 assists vs. DEN on 11/19 … scored 25 points (10-13 FG, 3-5 3FG) vs. CHI on 11/16 … scored a then-season-high 26 points on 10-for-12 shooting with 6 assists and 4 rebounds at GSW on 11/8 … recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 assists vs. NYK on 10/22 … scored in double figures 62 times … had 19 20-point games … had 2 30-point games … had 10+ assists in 5 games … had 10+ rebounds in 3 games … had 6 double-doubles … had 1 triple-double … had 2 DNP-CDs … missed 1 game (2/2) with left Achilles soreness … missed 1 game (3/2) with back soreness. 2017-18: 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% from the field and 34.7% from 3 … tallied his 4th 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 … tallied 27 points with 8 assists vs. DEN on 2/15 … scored 28 points (12-20 FG) with 6 assists at BKN on 2/4 … scored 29 points (9-15 FG, 5-7 3FG) with 7 rebounds and 4 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 7 assists and 6 rebounds at PHX on 11/22 … had a season-high 6 steals with 14 points vs. WAS on 11/20 … scored 13 points with 7 assists in his Bucks debut at SAS on 11/10 … scored in double figures 65 times … had 28 20-point games … had 3 30-point games … dished out 10+ assists 3 times … hauled in 10+ rebounds once … tallied 2 double- doubles and 1 triple-double … missed 1 game (2/1) with left ankle soreness. 2016-17: One of the league’s top point guards in his 7th professional season and 4th 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 … ranked in top 30 on NBA leaderboard in scoring average, assists per game and steals per game, 1 of only 9 players to do so … shot 43.4 FG%, 33.5 3FG% and a career-high 84.7 FT% … was 1 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 1 possession; his 12 makes in such situations ranked 4th in the NBA (behind Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins, Jimmy Butler) and his 63.2 FG% mark ranked 1st of any player with at least 10 attempts in such situations … included in these clutch makes was a game- winning 3-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 1979-80 … had 12 games scoring 30+ points (8 career entering season) and 3 games scoring 40+ points … had 63 games with 10+ points, 34 with 20+ points, 6 with 10+ assists (5-1 in these games) and 2 with 10+ rebounds, recording 7 double-doubles and 1 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 … scored 40+ points 3 times in 6 games covering 11 days from 1/22-2/1; his 11 days needed to record 3 40-point games are the fewest in Suns history … set career-high in scoring 3 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 6th game of at least 40 and 13 in Suns history … recorded 3rd career triple-double with 25 points, a season-high-tying 13 assists and 10 rebounds vs. LAL on 2/15 … had 4 straight games with at least 20 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds from 1/16-1/22, the longest streak by a Sun since Charles Barkley in 1993 … scored 30+ points in a career-long 3 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 8 assists in each of those 3 games, the first Sun with at least 30 and 8 in 3 straight since Jason Kidd in 2001 … made a career-high 5 3-pointers in addition to snagging a season-high 5 steals at GSW on 12/3 … missed 16 games to rest, 1 on 2/11 and the final 15 from 3/15-4/11. 2015-16: In his 6th NBA season and 3rd 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 season by shooting 45.3 FG% and 37.2 3FG% ... recorded 27 games with 10+ points, 20 with 20+ points and 3 with 30+ points … had 2 games with 10+ assists, 1 game with 10+ rebounds and 3 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, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals … became first player in Suns history to average at least these numbers in a season … by averaging at least 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals, became the second player in Suns history to average those amounts along with Jason Kidd who did so in 3 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 8 straight games from Nov. 6-22 … in 3 straight games from 11/8-11/14, scored 25+ points while making at least 2-thirds of his field goals, becoming the first NBA player to do so in 3 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, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 blocks (a Suns season-high and tying a career-high); by having at least 4 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 5th NBA season and 2nd 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 2 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 3 games … had 9 games with double-digit assists and 8 games with double-digit rebounds … posted 5 games of at least 20 points and 10 assists, and 5 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 … was 1 of just 4 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 6th Suns player to exceed those averages and first since Jason Kidd in 2000-01 … 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, 9 assists and a career-high 4 blocks in overtime win vs. OKC on 2/26, becoming the only guard and just 8th 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 against the 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 a then-career-high 33 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 6 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 1 game (2/8) for the birth of his child. 2013-14: In his 4th NBA season and 1st 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 2nd on the team in points and rebounds … had 38 games with 10+ points, 17 with 20+ and 2 with 30+; entered the season with 4 games of 20+ points in his career … recorded 4 double-doubles with 3 games of 10+ rebounds and 1 game with 10+ assists … just missed his 1st career triple-double and tied then career-highs with 30 points and 11 rebounds, in addition to 9 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 3-pointer with :00.9 left in the 4th quarter to break a tie and give the Suns an 87-84 win … in Suns debut, had 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists vs. POR on 10/30 … missed 6 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 3rd NBA season and 3rd 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 2 seasons combined … had 2 games of 20+ points, 2 games of 10+ assists and 2 double-doubles … scored in double digits in a then career-best 9 straight games from 1/22-2/6, culminating with then career-highs of 27 points, 9 made field goals and 7 made free throws, in addition to a season-high 6 steals at ORL on 2/6 … tallied 10 points, 10 assists and 6 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 5 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 1 start in his second season with the Clippers … scored 10+ points 3 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 7 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 1 game with 10+ assists and his 1st career double-double with 12 points and 13 assists in third-career start at DEN on 11/5 … tallied a career-high 7 steals vs. DEN on 3/5, becoming first Clippers rookie with at least 7 steals in game since Tyrone Nesby had 7 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 6 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. --- PLAYOFF HISTORY (39 games, 22 starts) 2019: Started each of Milwaukee’s 15 games during its run to the Eastern Conference Finals … averaged 13.7 points, 4.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game … scored a playoff-career- high 27 points (11-19 FG, .579) in Game 2 vs. DET … dished out a playoff-career-high 7 assists twice during the Eastern Conference Finals (Game 2 and 6) … scored in double figures 9 times … had 3 games with 20+ points 2018: Started all 7 of the Bucks’ First Round games against the Boston Celtics … averaged 13.6 points, 3.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 32.1 minutes per game … scored a then-playoff-career-high-tying 23 points in Game 7 at BOS … 2013: Appeared in all 6 of the Clippers’ First Round games against Memphis … averaged 6.5 points, 3.0 assists and 2.5 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.

PERSONAL LIFE

Played 1 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 8 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 4 games with at least 20 points … in 4 NCAA tournament games, averaged 15.3 points and shot 58.8 FG% and 47.4 3FG% ... set a Kentucky school record of 8 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 1 season at Kentucky: DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Patrick Patterson and Josh Harrellson.