After missing just one game this season, Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe was a healthy inactive for the team Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings.
While this wasn't necessarily a huge surprise, what came after the game surely was. The Suns have shut their starting point guard down for the season.
It's partially to preserve Bledsoe and make sure he doesn't suffer an injury during the meaningless stretch run. It's also partially relating to Phoenix going into full tank mode.
The Suns currently find themselves just two games ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers for the worst record in the Western Conference. In order to acquire a higher possibility for a better draft pick, finishing with a worst record than LA would be helpful.
Getting the start for Bledoes in Wednesday's loss was rookie Tyler Ulis, who put up 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting while dishing out 13 assists.
Ulis has seen an uptick in action recently and should be closely observed for those of you in year-long leagues. From a DFS perspective, he'll surely be a solid under-the-radar play from here on out.
Bledsoe was averaging 21.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.3 assists prior to being shut down for the season.
With two more years left on his contract, Bledsoe is a prime candidate to be traded during the summer should Ulis prove himself capable of handling the starting point guard duties.