Eric Bledsoe (born December 9, 1989) is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association for the Portland Trail Blazers.
He is a point guard for the team.
Following a season of college basketball with the Kentucky Wildcats, he was picked with the 18th overall choice in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder and later traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Between 2013 and 2017, Bledsoe played for the Phoenix Suns for four years before being moved to the Milwaukee Bucks.
What’s Eric Bledsoe’s Contract worth?
Eric Bledsoe signed a 4 – Year $70,000,000 contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on March 4, 2019.
The Blazers, will have to eat Bledsoe’s contract.
He’s going to remain under contract until after next season.
Eric Bledsoe’s Career
In Birmingham, Alabama, Bledsoe attended Parker High School.
He averaged 20.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 11.5 assists per game as a senior in 2008–09, helping Parker to a runner-up finish in the 5A state title.
Rivals.com ranked Bledsoe as the No. 3-point guard and No. 23 player in the country in 2009, and he was a five-star recruit.
Despite being a natural point guard, Bledsoe was frequently paired with fellow freshman John Wall at shooting guard.
Bledsoe declared for the NBA draft on April 7, 2010, foregoing his last three seasons of NCAA eligibility.
The Oklahoma City Thunder selected him with the 18th overall choice in the 2010 NBA draft, but he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Due to the Clippers’ acquisition of Chris Paul in his second season, he only played 11 minutes per game on average, with only one start, and his stats plummeted.
In actuality, he was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam, the Clippers’ NBA Development League affiliate team, during that season.
He participated in the 2013 All-Star Game’s Slam Dunk Contest.
He was traded to the Phoenix Suns who were sore strugglers at the time and played there for 3 seasons.
At the Suns he rediscovered his scoring form by scoring high points and closing in on triple doubles he would finally get in a game before the 2017 All-Star weekend.
Bledsoe’s three 40-points games within 11 days is the fewest days needed to post three 40-point games in Suns history—the record was previously 13, set by Charlie Scott in 1973.
Bledsoe was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Greg Monroe and a protected first and second-round draft pick.
Bledsoe helped the Bucks win the league’s best record for the second straight season, but they were unable to reach the NBA Finals, losing in five games to the eventual Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat in the Semi-Finals, with Bledsoe missing Game 1 due to a hamstring injury.
From the Bucks he’s since played at the Pelicans then to the Clippers and was acquired by the Portland Trail Blazers alongside Keon Johnson, Justise Winslow and 2025 second round pick in exchange for Norman Powell and Robert Covington going to the Los Angeles Clippers.
In Portland, he reunited with Trail Blazers coach, Chauncey Billups, whom he was teammates with during the 2011-12 NBA season with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Who is Eric Bledsoe’s Wife
Eric Bledsoe married his wife Morgan Poole in 2017.
The duo have 3 children together.
What College did Bledsoe represent?
Eric Bledsoe represented The University of Kentucky between 2009-10.