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Bledsoe Looking To Stay A Sun
Eric Bledsoe is currently on the verge of signing an extension with his new club the Phoenix Suns. Bledsoe, who was shipped there from the Los Angeles Clippers this off-season in a multi-player deal, has had a smooth transition adapting to becoming a scorer and a team-leader from playing limited minutes in L.A.
Phoenix sources are reporting that both parties are looking for an extension to be completed before the season tips off:
“If we’re not able to work out a deal (by Oct. 31), we would start next summer with Eric as a restricted free agent, but obviously we’re hoping to get something done before that.
“With Eric, there’s more projection. Some would say there’s more risk, but I’d also counter that there’s more upside,” McDonough, 33, said. “He does some unique things athletically. I think he’s the best shot-blocking guard in the league. If he plays extended minutes, which he will for us, I think he might lead the league in steals. He has a unique potential.” – Suns GM Ryan McDonough
– NBA; Bledsoe Extension
Oden Makes Healthy Return
Greg Oden made his return to the NBA yesterday after nearly four long years on the sidelines. After checking in for the Miami Heat, he caped his return off with a dunk, too much relief of himself and his teammates.
A great story will come out this year due to this individual, a great motivational story that no matter what brings you down, you can always have the spirit and desire to get back up.
Erik Spoelstra, head coach of the Heat, said the impromptu action for Oden was a ‘reward for all the hard work he’s put in to get back into shape for this season’.
While Oden won’t get much of a run during the rest of the preseason, we can only expect that he becomes a key part of Miami’s big man rotation.
– Dime; Oden Returns
Sixers Head Coach States Team Has 6 NBA Players
Brett Brown, the Philadelphia 76’ers head coach has come out and made a statement about how much his team will be tanking this y….hang on I mean how bad his team is.
“You have six NBA players and then you have a bunch of guys who are fighting for spots and want to be seen and need opportunity.” – Brown
So he has six good guys that can play at elite level, being the NBA. Well let’s go through them. The six he’s talking about are:
Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes, Thad Young, Michael Carter-Williams……struggling…..James Anderson?…..Lavoy Allen?…..
Well that’s as far as I got, scraping the barrel for the last one or two. However, it gets worse for the Sixers; a roster cannot compile of only six players. The rest of their roster stands at Vander Blue, Mac Koshwal, Gani Lawal, Hollis Thompson, Royce White , Rodney Williams, Khalif Wyatt, Tony Wroten, Darius Morris, Daniel Orton, plus injured Nerlens Noel, Jason Richardson and Kwame Brown.
Solid roster guys!
– LTS; Sixers Screwed