Bledsoe, Suns reportedly far apart on contract extension

Eric Bledsoe had career highs in points (17.7), assists (5.5) and rebounds (4.7) last season.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe are not on the same page.

The Suns offered the restricted free-agent point guard a four-year $48 million contract, far less than the maximum five-year, $80 million deal he’s seeking, ESPN reports.

Bledsoe, 24, averaged 17.7 points, 5.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds last season, helping the Suns to a surprising 48-34 finish. Phoenix seems to have an overabundance in the backcourt, adding point guard Isaiah Thomas in free agency to a roster that already features Goran Dragic, Gerald Green, Archie Goodwin and first-round pick Tyler Ennis.

Phoenix can match any offer Bledsoe receives but might balk if a team gives him the max contract he’s reportedly seeking.