NBA — 24 September 2014
Eric Bledsoe Nearing Deal With Suns

The Eric Bledsoe stalemate may finally be coming to an end. According to Yahoo!, the Suns have decided to blink first in this staring contest and may significantly up their original offer to Eric Bledsoe.

Bledsoe was looking for a max deal, but the Suns appear willing to meet him somewhere in the middle. Training camp is just a few weeks away, so it would’ve been interesting to see how this would have ended up.

Suns general manager Ryan McDonough and Bledsoe’s representatives with Klutch Sports have gathered momentum in discussions over the past two to three days, and Wednesday is expected to be crucial in the push for the sides to finalize a deal, league sources said.

Bledsoe failed to find a maximum contract offer on the restricted free-agency market, and his reps spent most of the summer unwilling to negotiate off the $12 million annual salary the Suns had offered in July.

Minnesota tried to engage the Suns in sign-and-trade talks for Bledsoe in the past week, but those never gained traction.

The Suns are believed to have pushed an initial four-year, $48 million offer into the $50 million range, sources said.

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