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Eric Bledsoe has just been itching for his opportunity, and he'll get it this year in Phoenix as a top-scoring option.
In just 20 minutes a game as Chris Paul's backup, Bledsoe managed to score 8.5 points and dish out 3.1 assists a game. He also averaged 1.4 steals and .7 blocks, allowing his incredible athleticism to drive his off-ball production.
As a Sun, Bledsoe won't have a solidified position. Instead, he'll simply pose as a playmaker, whether it's scoring from the wing, creating from the point or pushing the tempo on the break.
He's truly a sick, sick athlete with a devastating blend of speed, strength and hops. By the end of the year, Bledsoe should sell a ton of mesmerizing posters, photographs and jerseys.
Phoenix is bound to play at a fast pace given its backcourt strengths and frontcourt weaknesses. That should allow Bledsoe to put up big-time numbers in his first year as a featured member of the offense.