Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe is out for the remainder of the season due to a torn Meniscus during Saturday’s game versus the Philadelphia 76ers.
This is a huge loss for the Suns since Bledsoe is the teams leading scorer. Currently, the Suns are not in the playoff race, which leaves Brandon Knight with big assignments to fulfill. Before Bledsoe’s injury the former Kentucky Wildcat guards (Bledsoe & Knight) were ranked 8th amongst the NBA’s top ten backcourt duo’s.
I love watching Bledsoe play; he’s very explosive and plays hard on both ends of the floor. The five-year man from Birmingham Alabama was having an All-Star type of season. However, Bledsoe will have to wait until next year’s return, to show his All-Star capabilities.
Collectively Knight and Bledsoe average 40.2 PPG, 11.3 APG, and 7.9 RPG. The absence of Bledsoe will make Knight the primary ball-handler. This will give T.J. Warren and Devin Booker more opportunities to contribute.
The loss to the Philadelphia 76ers is questionable, due to their status of having the worst record in the NBA this season. However, a dispute in the locker room and the erroneous personnel on the roster leaves Coach Hornacek uneasy. The Suns’ management essentially, will have to make adjustments to their roster or coaching staff if they would like to see their team win on a nightly basis.