Suns are in early stages of contract talks with Eric Bledsoe's agent. 

Bledsoe averaged 17.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.3 steals over 32.9 minutes per game for the Suns last year. The Suns gave him a $3,726,966 qualifying offer so they could retain the right to match any offer, but would like to see about getting a longer-termed deal worked out for the 23-year-old guard. He may have a little trouble getting things worked out quickly as he shares an agent with Lebron James and that guy is on the NBA tour trying to negotiate a deal on his [James'] behalf.ANALYST: Howard Bender