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You would have thought that the Phoenix Suns would have attempted to move Goran Dragic after trading for Eric Bledsoe, but they didn't.
Instead, they will likely enter the 2013-14 campaign with Dragic and Bledsoe sharing a backcourt, meaning that Bledsoe will be playing out of position much like he did for a solid share of his time with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Standing 6'1" and not known for being a sharpshooter, Bledsoe is not at all suited for the 2-guard spot. He did improve significantly from three-point land in 2012-13, shooting an impressive 39.7 percent, but the sample size (78 attempted triples) was relatively small.
Are we sure that Bledsoe is going to keep shooting that well from long-range in extended minutes?
While Bledsoe may not have a "true" point guard's skill set, he does possess blinding quickness and is a very good slasher and perimeter defender—three qualities that can make him a pest for opposing floor generals. He seems much more like a 1 than a 2.
Given that Dragic has decent value, it would behoove the Suns to try and deal him at some point this season. A contending team in need of a point guard might offer up a worthwhile return, and it would also put the 23-year-old Bledsoe where he belongs.
On another note, Phoenix could really use another big man. Markieff Morris at the 4 just does not cut it. Maybe someone like Miles Plumlee will step in and provide the frontcourt with a boost, but if not, the Suns need to get better there.