Milwaukee Bucks

Eric Bledsoe signs long-term extension with Bucks

Eric Bledsoe believes the future is bright in Milwaukee, so bright that he put his signature on the dotted line of a four-year extension with the Bucks.

Eric Bledsoe wants to be part of the Milwaukee Bucks’ future.

On a day when the Bucks snagged Pau Gasol off of waivers, Milwaukee turned its focus to securing its star point guard, and the two quickly agreed to a four-year, $70 million extension, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Bledsoe deserves every cent of that extension, as he has finally found a team that fit his style, and will be a contender for the NBA crown for the foreseeable future. Bledsoe is having a career year, averaging  15.7 points, 5.5 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game on 49 percent shooting from the field.

He has been the key to the high-octane engine that is the Bucks offense, and he would have been one of the most sought-after names on free agency this summer. However, the Bucks really wanted him to stay in Milwaukee, and Bledsoe wanted to stay as well, given that the Bucks are set up to be contenders for the next four seasons.

Bledsoe had a rocky road getting to this point. Drafted 18th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2010, he was seen as a future star in L.A., but he was traded in 2013 to the Phoenix Suns, got tired of losing int he desert, and wanted out in the worse way possible.

In 2017, he was traded to the Bucks, where he instantly meshed with high-flying superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and made the Bucks a feared team to watch in the NBA. Now, he’s proving his worth the Bucks, and the news that he’s going to be in Milwaukee for the next four years should have all Bucks fans excited about the future.

Fear the deer.

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