Is Eric Bledsoe the Next Big Breakout NBA Star?

August 27th, 2013 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Goran Dragic seems to think that new Phoenix Suns teammate Eric Bledsoe is in for a big year.

According to Matt Petersen of, Dragic said: "He’s a mini-Lebron James. He’s got that big strength so when he's in the open court, he’s unstoppable. Like a lot of fans know, I like to play fast basketball. When I get the ball to the other guy, he’s going to run. We’re going to score a lot of points."

Bledsoe has been described this way before by none other than regular-sized LeBron James, so Dragic isn't alone in putting a high ceiling on the three-year player's talent. In fact, plenty of people have Bledsoe pegged as a legitimate breakout candidate now that he's in line to get starter's minutes.

But is all that talk justified?


The Case for a Bledsoe Breakout

The best place to look for signs of the future is the recent past, and in Bledsoe's case, the 2012-13 season provides a whole mess of positive indicators.

He somehow went from being one of the league's least efficient offensive guards to one that knocked down ne ...

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