It's been a while since you've seen any Suns basketball, and some of us may have forgotten just how good Eric Bledsoe is. Above is the scouting report on him done by the great Mike Schmitz of DraftExpress.com. Take some time to refresh your memory (and see some great 2013-14 Suns highlights).
As we've found out this summer, Bledsoe appears to be a mercenary. He wants the money due to him, and his and his agent's opinion is that he deserves a max deal. At this point, no one can offer as much as the Suns can offer*, and the Suns know this as well as anyone else.
The Suns are offering more than anyone else can/will offer this summer at 4 years, $48 million. Bledsoe wants $84 million over 5 years.
It's a standoff that...