DEVELOPING: Suns' Eric Bledsoe out for rest of season with torn meniscus in left knee. He averaged 20/4/6. pic.twitter.com/a1cP4H8pRv— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) December 29, 2015
Eric Bledsoe has suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and will miss the rest of the NBA season. This is a big blow to the Phoenix Suns as Bledsoe is their leading scorer at 20.4 points per game to go along with 6 assists and 4 rebounds.
Brandon Knight will see a huge boost in production with Bledsoe sidelined. Knight already is having a good season, averaging 19.8 points, 5.2 assists and 4 rebounds. Knight takes close to 17 shots per game, and that will certainly go up with Bledsoe in street clothes.
Rookie Devin Booker will likely find himself in the starting lineup for the Suns. Booker scored 19 points in 20 minutes on Saturday in a loss against the 76ers.
At 46.5 fantasy points per game, Bledsoe is the 11th best Guard in the league. Can't replace that. However, Dennis Schroder has been hot as of late but he can only play at the PG, G position. Looking for a SG? How about Jeremy Lin or Jeff Green?
Although the Suns are just 12-20 on the season, they are in the thick of the playoff hunt in the Western Conference. The Suns are 2 games back of the Utah Jazz (12-16) who currently hold the 8th and final playoff spot.
Suns' Eric Bledsoe suffered a left knee injury last night. Initial belief is he will be out until after All-Star break according to sources.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) December 27, 2015