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The Bucks traded Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and three first-round draft picks to the Pelicans for Jrue Holiday.
Bledsoe will join a deep Pelicans backcourt and compete for playing time along star PG Lonzo Ball. He averaged 14.9 points, 5.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 1.2 triples across 27 minutes over 61 games for the Pelicans. The move to New Orleans shouldn't change Bledsoe's fantasy value too much, and expect more of the same solid production from the veteran guard.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Bucks PG Eric Bledsoe is expected to become a potential trade target this offseason.
Bledsoe signed a four-year, $70 million extension back in March 2019 that will expire in 2022-2023. However, 'rival experts' say that the Bucks are looking to acquire more shooting and a playmaker to pair with Giannis Antetokounmpo, making Bledsoe expendable. He is coming off a good season, being named to the 2019-2020 NBA All-Defensive second team and will bode well for his trade value along with a contract that carries a $17.5M annual salary.
Eric Bledsoe scored 14 points (6-13 FG, 0-6 3PT, 2-3 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, six assists, one block, and four turnovers in a Game 4 overtime win over the Heat.
Bledsoe (39 minutes) and Middleton (47 minutes) really stepped up in Antetokounmpo's absence in the 2nd half of Sunday's Game 4. Bledsoe was aggressive in getting to the cup and looked like the Eric Bledsoe of old. It's unclear of Antetokounmpo will be able to go in Game 5, but if he can't, it'll be up to Bledsoe and Middleton to carry this team once again.
Eric Bledsoe was able to play through a hamstring injury to score 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting. Bledsoe also had seven rebounds, and two assists.
Bledsoe looked good early on in the game and was able to make an impact throughout. Bledsoe should continue to have a solid role as the third scoring option behind Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo and should have some DFS value for as long as the Bucks are in playoffs.
Bucks' guard Eric Bledsoe is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Heat with a right hamstring strain.
Bledsoe was a game-time decision for Game 1 before being ruled out after testing his hamstring pregame. The Bucks' could certainly use his presence on the court as they dropped Game 1 to the Heat on Monday. George Hill should once again get the starting nod if Bledsoe is unable to play.