Is Reggie Jackson on Pace to Become the Next Eric Bledsoe?

September 23rd, 2014 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson has good reason to be monitoring the progress (or lack thereof) between restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns.

After all, it's not every day you get an almost perfect window into your own future.

Per Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman:

The player whose contract situation Reggie Jackson has said he is paying close attention to this summer could be about to get paid. 

And if Eric Bledsoe signs a maximum contract with Minnesota, which has reportedly put that offer on the table, it could have a direct impact on the future of the Thunder’s sixth man.

Though there's more smoke than fire in any discussion of the capped-out Minnesota Timberwolves paying Bledsoe the max (they can't) or sending junk assets to Phoenix (the Suns aren't interested), the ongoing stalemate between Bledsoe and his team is instructive for Jackson and his.

Bledsoe has been in the league four years now and is currently enduring the tribulations of restricted free agency. Summation: He wants the max, but can't get it. And Phoenix has no reason to ...

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