By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Eric Bledsoe to a four-year extension. He will receive $70 million over the lifetime of the deal.
Bledsoe would have been a free agent this July. However, with this deal, he will be with the team for the long-term.
According to Wojnarowski, Bledsoe was determined to remain with the team. The NBA Insider said that this deal also sets the free agent market for guards in July.
In addition, this allows the Bucks several months to work out an extension with pending free agent Khris Middleton, before he would become a free agent in July.
The 29-year-old Birmingham, Alabama native has spent the last two seasons with the Bucks. He has made 60 starts for the team this season.
He is averaging 15.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game in 29.2 minutes.
He played in 71 games with the Bucks after playing in three games with the Suns before the trade. In total, he averaged 17.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 74 total games.