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Dec 15, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard

Eric Bledsoe

(2) handles the ball against the Golden State Warriors in the first half at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Bledsoe, SG/PG

After saying all along that they would match any offer, there is suspicion in some quarters that the Suns might not be willing to go to the limit to keep the 6-foot-2 guard. Especially since drafting Tyler Ennis and acquiring Isaiah Thomas as well.

ESPN has reported that Bledsoe is seeking a max deal of five years, $80 million. But with Kyle Lowry, the other top-level point guard of the crop, already re-signing in Toronto for four years, $48 million, there really is no reason for the Suns to bid against the top of the market until Bledsoe can bring in a higher offer.

The Los Angeles Lakers are rumored to be interested in acquiring Bledsoe, however the price would reportedly be steep.

Bledsoe will continue to get looks from other teams, he averaged 17.7 points, 5.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds a game last year for the Suns. However, his durability issues is likely what has made most potential suitors leery.