PHOENIX (AP) Eric Bledsoe was confident he would be back with the Suns despite a long summer of uncertainty that finally ended with the point guard signing a five-year, $70 million contract just days before training camp.
"I always wanted to be back here," Bledsoe said Monday at US Airways Center before the Suns left for camp at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. "I'm not a man with a lot of words. I just kept working hard and left the business part up to my agent."
Lon Babby, Suns president of basketball operations, called the prolonged negotiations "the summer of business." Babby also said there was never any acrimony between the club and Bledsoe's agent, Rich Paul, who also represents LeBron James.