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A lot of people have questioned whether Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic could coexist in the backcourt, with both players used to playing both positions.
But so far, so good.
In the first game, Dragic and Bledsoe started together at point guard and shooting guard. Dragic finished with 16 points and five assists, while Bledsoe was the player of the game with 22 points, four assists and five steals. The two also shot a combined 16-for-22 from the field.
Against Portland, Bledsoe was placed in the starting lineup, while Dragic came off the bench. Dragic had another fantastic game with 19 points and five assists in only 18 minutes.
Bledsoe struggled from the field in the second game (shooting just 3-for-11) but found a way to contribute in other areas. He finished with nine assists, five rebounds and four steals.
So far, despite the fact that both Dragic and Bledsoe are only playing about 20 minutes per game, they have both had a couple of superb on-court performances.
Through the first two games, Dragic is averaging 17.5 points, five assists and two turnovers in about 18.5 minutes per game. He has also converted on 13-of-16 field-goal attempts (81 percent).
Meanwhile, Bledsoe is averaging 14 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 4.5 steals in 23 minutes per game.
The main concern with regard to Bledsoe so far is his three-point shooting. Bledsoe only shot one three-ppointer per game last season, but he has already taken eight in the first two preseason games (and has only made one).
Hopefully, head coach Jeff Hornacek can make Bledsoe a better long-distance shooter, but for now, fans should hope that he doesn't learn to settle for three-point shots and long jumpers when he could attack the basket.
In order to succeed, the Suns do want Bledsoe to improve his shooting, however, they don't want that to take away from his driving game. They certainly don't want a career 31-percent shooter from deep to suddenly take four threes per game.
But other than that, Dragic and Bledsoe look great so far. Hopefully, they can keep up the good work and allow the franchise to start building around them at the forward positions.