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Report: Phoenix Suns, Eric Bledsoe fail to come to terms by extension deadline

Phoenix Suns' Eric Bledsoe, left, gets fouled by Portland Trail Blazers' Nicolas Batum, of France, as both dive for the ball on the floor during the second half in an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Phoenix. The Suns defeated the Trail Blazers 104-91. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Just one game into his tenure with the Phoenix Suns, guard Eric Bledsoe can add a new title beside his name.

Restricted free agent.

According to Arizona Sports 620's John Gambadoro, Bledsoe and the Suns failed to come to an agreement on a new contract extension by Thursday's league-mandated 9:00 p.m. MST deadline.

Bledsoe, who was acquired by Phoenix in a three-team trade with the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks back in July 2013, automatically becomes a restricted free agent at the end of the 2013-14 season, however the Suns can match any team's qualifying offer.

In the Suns' 104-91 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night, Bledsoe scored 22 points to go along with six assists and seven rebounds.

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