Western Notes: Bledsoe, Jazz, Barton, Scott

Eric Bledsoe made his first public comments regarding his free agency status to Fox TV Birmingham, saying he feels the Suns are “using rules against me” (hat tip to Jude LaCava of Fox 10 Phoenix, Twitter link), Bledsoe’s remark further indicates a seemingly sour feeling between the two camps. Here’s a look at the latest from all three of the Western Conference’s divisions:

  • The Jazz are set to hire Patrick Beilein to work as an assistant coach on Quin Snyder‘s staff, reveals Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Beilein is the son of University of Michigan head coach John Beilein.
  • Will Barton‘s $900K deal with the Blazers is now fully guaranteed, reports Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com. Portland had until July 25th to waive Barton without being on the hook for his entire salary but chose to keep the combo guard on their roster.
  • Jabari Davis of Basketball Insiders recaps the path that the Lakers took en route to negotiating terms with Byron Scott on a head coaching gig. Davis also examines how Scott’s coaching style might mesh with the current state of Los Angeles’ roster.
  • While former Mavs forward Shawn Marion would like to secure a deal with a team for the upcoming season, he doesn’t want to force the issue and land in an undesirable situation, passes along Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News. “If I see something really comfortable, then I’ll do it,” Marion told Sefko. “Right now, I’m just staying with my [newborn] son and relaxing. It’s only July, man. We got two more months. We’ll just wait and see how it works out.”

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4 Comments on "Western Notes: Bledsoe, Jazz, Barton, Scott"


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Z....
11 months 6 days ago

the restricted free agency waiting period really does seem to hurt these guys. Bledsoe should definitely be a max player and Greg Monroe should have at least had some lucrative offers

Why are Suns fans so salty at the fact that Bledsoe wants what he deserves?

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11 months 5 days ago

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Ralph Lewis
11 months 6 days ago

Suns should trade the spoiled brat! He not worth the 12 mil the Suns are offering.

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boston2az
11 months 6 days ago

Shut up, Eric.