Continuing the string of good news dropping out of the sky, Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Eric Bledsoe has agreed to a 4-year, 70 million dollar extension with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Guard Eric Bledsoe has agreed to a four-year, $70M extension with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 1, 2019
Previously, Bledsoe signed a 5-year, 70 million dollar deal with the Phoenix Suns. Not only will this secure his future for the time being in Milwaukee, but it’s the first of several free agent shoes to drop this summer for the Milwaukee Bucks. It clarifies the picture somewhat, but there remain plenty of balls to juggle between Khris Middleton, Nikola Mirotic, Brook Lopez and of course, Malcolm Brogdon.
Brogdon may be the most intriguing case of all given that he shares the backcourt with Bledsoe, but the Bucks will always hold the trump card in negotiations given they have matching rights as he’s a restricted free agent. For now though, get used to the idea of Bledsoe in a Bucks Jersey, he should be here awhile. Kudos to Jon Horst for trying to handle some business for this summer in the midst of a Playoff run.
Stay tuned to Brew Hoop for any further updates.