The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Eric Bledsoe to a contract extension. At the moment in his second season with the Bucks, Bledsoe is averaging 15.9 factors, 5.5 assists and four.7 rebounds per sport whereas taking pictures a career-high 49.2 % from the sphere. He was initially acquired by Milwaukee final season in a commerce with Phoenix on Nov. 7, 2017, and has since averaged 17.zero factors, 5.three assists and four.three rebounds in 132 video games (all begins) with the Bucks.
“We’re excited that Eric will proceed to be a core a part of the Milwaukee Bucks,” mentioned Bucks Normal Supervisor Jon Horst. “Eric is instrumental to our success and we’re proud that he’s dedicated to the Bucks.”
✍️ Making it official!!
The Bucks have signed @EBled2 to a contact extension » https://t.co/00miqtYWv4#FearTheDeerpic.twitter.com/NdOHQhGQCs
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March four, 2019
Bledsoe has scored in double figures 49 occasions this season with 15 20-point video games and two 30-point video games. He’s reached double-digit assists 5 occasions, double-digit rebounds 3 times and has logged seven double-doubles. Bledsoe tallied his first triple-double of the season on Wednesday in a win over the Kings, scoring 26 factors whereas matching his season-high in each assists (13) and rebounds (12). He adopted that efficiency by scoring a season-high 31 factors with 9 rebounds and 5 assists, main the Bucks to a come-from-behind win over the Lakers on Friday.
Bledsoe, 29, is in his ninth season within the NBA and has appeared in 553 video games (391 begins) with the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix and Milwaukee. Initially chosen with the 18th general choose within the 2010 NBA Draft out of Kentucky, Bledsoe holds profession averages of 14.zero factors, four.eight assists, three.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals per sport. He’s additionally performed in 24 playoff video games, together with all seven of the Bucks’ First Spherical video games in opposition to the Boston Celtics final season the place he averaged 13.6 factors, three.7 assists and three.6 rebounds per sport.