Pistons reportedly interested in Eric Bledsoe, but may have to sweeten deal


The Pistons are 5-3 this year, 3rd in the Eastern Conference.

Bledsoe has been on the Suns' bad side ever since he tweeted "I don't wanna be here" late last month.

Jackson, 27, is averaging 16.4 points and six assists in 2017-18 and he's in the third season of a five-year, $80 million deal.

LOS ANGELES- Prized rookie Lonzo Ball didn't have a particularly good night with a quiet 13 points, six rebounds and three assists, but his teammates came through as the Los Angeles Lakers crushed the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night at the Staples Center. Whenever a point guard becomes available, the New York Knicks are mentioned in connection and Bledsoe is no different. In addition, the Denver Nuggets and Suns discussed a trade package including former No. 7 overall pick Emmanuel Mudiay and forward Kenneth Faried for Bledsoe, as reported by Basketball Insiders.

Phoenix was reportedly looking for Willy Hernangomez and Frank Ntilikina in any deal with NY.

Phoenix wanted to reel in the Cavaliers 2018 first-round pick, which they acquired from the Boston Celtics via the Kyrie Irving trade.

The Suns are now doing well even without Bledsoe. During that stretch, the Suns also defeated the Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz, and the Sacramento Kings. Jackson leads the team with a 22.4 PER and is second in scoring.