Report: Suns G Eric Bledsoe out indefinitely
Suns guard Eric Bledsoe is out indefinitely after Phoenix determined he needs surgery on his right knee, ESPN's Marc Stein reported Thursday.
Bledsoe arrived in Phoenix through a trade last offseason, and he's helped spark the Suns' surprising start. Phoenix is 21-13 and the seventh seed in the Western Conference, thanks in part to Bledsoe's 18 points and 5.8 assists per game.
The fourth-year guard was playing a career-high 33.5 minutes per game, often in dual point guard lineups with Goran Dragic. To fill Bledsoe's minutes, Phoenix will likely turn to a combination of Ish Smith, Leandro Barbosa and rookie Archie Goodwin.
Story going online now: ESPN sources say Suns G Eric Bledsoe out indefinitely after team determines Bledsoe needs surgery on right knee — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 9, 2014