Dec 18, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) against the San Antonio Spurs at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Can The Phoenix Suns Hang On Without Bledsoe?

The Phoenix Suns are hoping to still be in the playoff hunt after the huge blow they took after former Wildcat Eric Bledsoe went down last week with a partially torn meniscus as team doctors are reporting. On January 10th, Bledsoe had a successful surgery to remove some cartilage in his right knee and the time table for his return seems to  be 4-6 weeks. Now we know how knee surgeries have been plaguing the league this past year from Rajon Rondo to Russell Westbrook and of course Derrick Rose so hopes are that it is just a partial tear and not something like a full tear where the Suns could lose him for the entire season. At  this point the Suns are 16-8 and in the playoff hunt but losing Bledsoe who does so much for the team not just scoring where he averages 18 points per game. He is having the best season of his career so far averaging almost 6 rebounds and 5 assists and his defense turns into a lot of offense for the Suns. I think this will be a chance for another former Wildcat in Archie Goodwin to step up to the plate and get some quality minutes and for the Suns to see what they get from their 2013 late first round pick. I hope that Goodwin can give the Suns the minutes and production that they need in Bledsoes absence, and that they will still be in the playoff hunt if Bledsoe is able to return this season. The run and gun style of the Suns offense is geared perfectly for Goodwin as he will flourish when given the chance I believe.

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