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
Hassan Whiteside (hand) will not play Sunday.
Whiteside has been great this season, but it will be hard to trust him next season considering all the games he has missed. With Chris Andersen out as well, Udonis Haslem will have to play nearly all of the minutes at center for Miami. Michael Beasley should see more playing time as well.Both are decent fantasy plays. Analysis: Steve Pimental