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Eric Bledsoe reaches agreement on five-year deal with Suns
Eric Bledsoe reaches agreement on five-year deal with Suns

The Phoenix Suns and point guard Eric Bledsoe reached agreement on a five-year, $70-million contract, capping a long, sometimes-tense negotiation to keep him in the desert. The deal Wednesday is considerably more than the Suns initially offered ($48 million for four years) but well below the five-year, $80 million-plus maximum contract Bledsoe's agent, Rich Paul, sought for the restricted free agent. The sides didn't budge in the negotiations until talks finally progressed in the last few days. “All summer, I knew that I really would be most comfortable coming back to Phoenix because of the great fans, my Suns teammates and our coaches,” Bledsoe said in a statement...

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