Is Bledsoe one of the top 10 players in the NBA? Of course not. Nor is he likely to remain even in the fringes of the MVP discussion all season. Yet almost two months into the season, the Suns have defied all expectations to barge into the playoff picture and Bledsoe has shown what he can do when freed from his shackles behind Chris Paul in Los Angeles. Bledsoe has a higher player efficiency rating than Dwyane Wade or James Harden and his true shooting percentage of .595 is a career high, by far. Whether Bledsoe’s production or the Suns’ performance are sustainable is a separate question. Right now, they deserve a mention for hanging with the league’s best.
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