Eric Bledsoe taking summer’s center stage

Eric Bledsoe

With the owner Donald Sterling, team president Andy Roeser, head coach Vinny Del Negro and director of player personnel Gary Sacks looking on from their courtside seats, Eric Bledsoe, a first-round pick in 2010, has taken center stage for the Clippers’ 14-man summer squad.  But after energizing the team with his speed and energetic play this past season, particularly on the defensive end, where the plus-minus maven has quickly become his team’s best on-ball defender, Bledsoe has made his biggest impression by being able to fade into the background.   A tough feat considering he’s the only roster player left on the Summer Clippers’ roster now that both Travis Leslie (strained right calf) and Trey Thompkins (bruised left knee, strained Achilles) are sidelined with injuries.


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