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Updated Aug 15, 2014 - 3:43 pm

The Pulse: Most say Eric Bledsoe and agent Rich Paul are at fault for contract standoff with Phoenix Suns

It's nearly unamimous: fans are sided with the Phoenix Suns in their contract standoff with restricted free-agent point guard Eric Bledsoe and his agent, Rich Paul.

Bledsoe and Paul famously rejected the Suns' four-year, $48 million offer earlier this summer, as reports surfaced that Bledsoe was seeking a maximum five-year, $80 million deal. But with no such offers forthcoming, Bledsoe's future with the Suns remains in limbo.

In Thursday's Sanderson Ford Poll Question of the Day, we asked:

Who do you blame for the Suns/Eric Bledsoe contract standoff?

We provided three answers:

• Suns

• Eric Bledsoe and agent Rich Paul

• Both are at fault

Of the nearly 1,000 votes cast, 89 percent blame Bledsoe and Paul for the ongoing contract dispute. Just 2 percent hold the Suns more accountable for the standoff.

Earlier this week, Yahoo! NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that Bledsoe and Paul had "boxed themselves into a corner" by rejecting the Suns' offer but being unable to obtain an offer sheet from another team. It would seem that fans tend to agree with Woj's assessment.

About the Author

School: The University of Arizona

When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: August 2014

Favorite sports memory: The Phoenix Coyotes finally winning a playoff series by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Favorite all-time athletes: Shane Doan, Kevin Johnson, Curt Schilling 

Favorite sports movies: Major League, Miracle, Eight Men Out


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