Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns Remain Far Apart On Contract
[new_royalslider id=”326″]

Both Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe came into this summer with designs on getting a maximum contract from someone. Both were unable to get the deal they wanted.

— Lakers Nation BLOWOUT SALE! Shirts Start At $12.50 + Free Shipping! Use Code: REDEMPTION —

Greg Monroe finally conceded to signing a one-year qualifying offer to make him an unrestricted free agent next season, but according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Bledsoe has yet to take that step:

The Suns have not moved off of their four year, $48 million offer and have publicly said they will match any offer Bledsoe receives, which has stopped teams from making any offer as well. Signing a qualifying offer is a very risky move as it gives the player no financial stability and if he were to suffer an injury, his stock could take a massive hit.

For a player like Monroe who has averaged 15 points and nine rebounds each of the last three seasons, while only missing one game throughout that period, the risk is less since the NBA knows what he can do, and he rarely gets hurt.

— Think You’re The Biggest Lakers Fan? Take The Ultimate Fan Quiz! —

Bledsoe, however, missed 39 games just last season and 42 in 2012. His potential is extremely high and he is trying to cash in on that as soon as possible.

No one is quite sure how this saga will turn out, but with rumors that the Lakers could pursue him next summer, they will surely be keeping an eye on this situation.

[divide]

Kobe Bryant Trash-Talking With LeBron James, Old Text Message Revealed


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

NBA News: Charles Barkley Bashes League For Schedule Changes Decreasing Back-To-Backs

Turner Sports analyst and former NBA great Charles Barkley bashed the league for the schedule changes they made decreasing back-to-backs…

NBA News: Real Reason For Andrew Bynum’s Release By Cavs Revealed

[new_royalslider id=”178″] Two-time NBA champion Andrew Bynum has been a controversial figure…

USA Basketball Announces USA Select Team

With the Olympics inching closer and closer, most of Team USA has…

Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Kobe Frustrated With Old, Slow Team

With 31 games in the books for the Los Angeles Lakers, the…