Phoenix Suns Basketball Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Suns GM Ryan McDonough: Eric Bledsoe mad about not getting contract renegotiation-and-extension

Suns GM Ryan McDonough: Eric Bledsoe mad about not getting contract renegotiation-and-extension
Published On: Thu, Oct 26
Dec 18, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon (10) is guarded by Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) during the first half at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Suns won 104-88. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Whats the root of Eric Bledsoes feud with the Suns?

Them tanking during his prime years? Him requesting a trade? Their harsh response? Him seemingly making that request public? Him lying about it? Them accusing him of lying about it?

Suns general manager Ryan McDonough, via Arizona Sports 98.7 FM:

Eric (was) eligible for a renegotiation and extension of his contract with two years left on his contract, we did not feel like that was something that made sense for the team. We told Eric and his representatives that was something that we were potentially open to discussing next summer with one year left on his deal. I guess they didnt like that answer and took kind of a hostile approach and kind of shut down and distanced themselves from the team. I think thats where the approach came from.

The NBAs rapidly rising salary cap and new Collective Bargaining Agreement have created fertile conditions for renegotiations and extensions. In an attempt to limit potential distractions, the CBA says players with multiple seasons remaining on their contracts " like Bledsoe " cant sign extensions during the regular season.

That clearly backfired here, Bledsoe not getting his deal then taking his grudge into the season. Theres just so much more at stake now.

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

Suns open to taking on worst contract in the NBA?
Published On: Mon, Jun 18
The Phoenix Suns will not be trading their No. 1 overall pick for Kawhi Leonard, but they may still be finding a way to factor into the proceedings.Scott Bordow of the Arizona RepublicA said this w...
Here's why the Suns should make Marvin Bagley III the top pick
Published On: Mon, Jun 18
The Suns are less than a month away fromA a choice that will define the franchise going forward, for better or worse.General ManagerA Ryan McDonough is doing his homework, and wea€™re doing the sam...
Suns to explore No. 1 pick for Kawhi Leonard
Published On: Sat, Jun 16
There are 29 teams that want to talk Kawhi Leonard trade with the Spurs (once they start taking those calls, they are going to be deliberate about it. Leonard has some leverage here to limit ...
Rival report indicates Suns will not trade first pick for Kawhi Leonard
Published On: Sat, Jun 16
A report earlier on Saturday came out indicating that the Phoenix Suns will think about sending the No. 1 overall pick and young forward Josh Jackson to the San Antonio Spurs for disgruntled All-St...
Apparently former Spur Boris Diaw joined the French Marines
Published On: Wed, Jun 13
He is the most interesting man alive.Former San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw turned in his sneakers and picked up a rifle for the French Marines.According to French siteA Varmatin, Diaw joined ...
NBA Rumors: Jared Dudley thinks Dallas will get DeMarcus Cousins or DeAndre Jordan
Published On: Mon, Jun 11
TheA Dallas MavericksA are coming off yet another disappointing season where they fell well short of reaching the playoffs for the second straight year. However, the front office has positioned the...
Suns open to trading No. 1 draft pick, but GM Ryan McDonough vows 'that's unlikely'
Published On: Mon, Jun 11
The Suns are done auditioning candidates for the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.After Michigan State big man Jaren Jackson Jr.A worked out on Sunday, Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough said the Su...
Suns GM: Bamba better than Gobert at same age
Published On: Sun, Jun 10
Therea€™s probably nothing Texas center Mohamed Bamba could have done in his Suns workout Saturday that would change Phoenixa€™s mind when it comes to the No. 1 pick in the June 21 draft.At this po...
Phoenix May Trade for 2nd Top-10 Draft Pick, Eye Trae Young Workout
Published On: Sat, Jun 09
The Phoenix Suns are reportedly in the market for a second top-10 picka€”and their target may be former Oklahoma point guard Trae Young.A According to Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman, the Suns...
Marvin Bagley III to work out for Phoenix Suns on Friday
Published On: Fri, Jun 08
Two days after working out Deandre Ayton, the Phoenix Suns will bring in a different highly-touted prospect.Duke forward Marvin Bagley III will have a solo workout with the Suns on Friday, the team...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts

Name Pos
Kris Humphries PF
Tyson Chandler C
John Jenkins SG
Markieff Morris PF
Brandon Knight PG
Sonny Weems SG
Archie Goodwin SG
Chase Budinger SF
Jon Leuer PF
Ronnie Price PG
See All Players