Trail Blazers waive Eric Bledsoe

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The Portland Trail Blazers have waived guard Eric Bledsoe.

Bledsoe was cut prior to his contract guarantee date. The 32-year-old would have been paid his entire $19.3-million salary for the 2022-23 campaign if he wasn't waived prior to July 10, according to Spotrac. He will instead earn just $3.9 million. Bledsoe signed a four-year, $70-million extension with the Milwaukee Bucks in March 2019.

Several teams are expected to go after Bledsoe once he becomes a free agent, The Athletic's Shams Charania reports.

Bledsoe averaged 9.9 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 42.1% from the field and 31.3% from deep in 54 games with the Los Angeles Clippers last season before he was traded to Portland in February. The veteran didn't play in a game with the Trail Blazers as he dealt with Achilles tendinopathy.

Selected 18th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2010 draft, Bledsoe has played for the Clippers, Bucks, Phoenix Suns, and New Orleans Pelicans during his 12-year NBA career.

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