Eric Bledsoe agreed to a four-year, $70 million extension with the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, but is it a good deal for both parties?
It’s safe to say Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe has enjoyed a pretty spectacular week.
Bledsoe posted a 26-point triple-double with some clutch defensive plays to guide the Bucks to a one-point win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, and followed it up with a season-high 31 points in Milwaukee’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.
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Of course, in between those two games, Bledsoe also enjoyed the most significant moment of all as he agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Bucks, valued at a total of $70 million.
Bledsoe is in the midst of an outstanding individual season, but to his delight it has been an even better season from a team perspective.
For a player who has spent much of his career as the best player on lottery teams, the thrill of helping his team to the best record in the Eastern Conference must feel like a long overdue reward for years of good play.
Now, the expectations shift, though, as Bledsoe’s future is secure and his task pivots to helping his team be a force for years to come.
With that in mind, was this a good deal for Bledsoe? Was it a good deal for the Bucks? Let’s take a closer look at the various elements in an attempt to find out.