NBA Saturday: Phoenix Suns Struggle But Eric Bledsoe Reaches New Heights
NBA Saturday results are once again out. And it is obvious that the Phoenix Suns has had quite a tough season. But though the Suns are yet to fulfill expectations as of now, Eric Bledsoe has got reasons to celebrate as he has reached new heights in this season.
At present, the Phoenix Suns are in the eleventh spot and has a 12-19 record. The team is facing many issues currently and some of them include injuries sustained by Tyson Chandler, situation of Markieff Morris and its defeat against mediocre teams.
Other areas of improvement include too much turning of the ball, execution of weak crunch-time and unsatisfactory transition. But the team definitely has reason to be happy about Eric Bledsoe’s performance in the current season.
Between the recent struggles of the Sun and high star point guards in NBA on this Saturday, the career-year of Bledsoe has gone highly unnoticed.
In thirty-five minutes of every game, the player has an average of 20.9 points, 2.1 steals, 4.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists.
Bledsoe has demonstrated an average career-high in terms of his scores, steals and assists and also in terms of the ball being shot.
In the league’s first 2 seasons, Bledsoe shot 20 and 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and was not a threat in the earlier period of his career.
But things are quite different now. Bledsoe has now become a quite a threat from a distance of 37.5 shooting percent and a good 4.3 3-point attempts every game.
Though Bledsoe’s performance is not as great as Stephen Curry as far as the proficiency of shooting is concerned, but still it has been reasonably good in comparison to all those players who have been shooting 2 or more 3-pointers per game.
Bledsoe is in the 3rd spot as far as his accuracy and shooting percentage of 40.8 percent.
Basketball Insiders reported that Stephen Curry is just behind him with 39.6 percent of shooting on 5.5 attempts every game in the current NBA season.
Picture Source: Wikimedia Commons/Eric Bledsoe