I thought we had done this article,,,here is the Eric part:
Eric Bledsoe, Clippers
He still doesn't have a position, but apparently, it doesn't matter. Bledsoe was the breakout performer of the playoffs after turning the Clippers' first-round series against Memphis into L.A.'s favor with his suffocating defense and surprisingly efficient offense. He also provided the few bursts of good news for the Clips in the sweep by San Antonio.
Bledsoe's weaknesses -- running the offense and outside shooting -- didn't hurt as much in the postseason because he was playing off the ball more and made a few more jumpers, hitting 54.7 percent in the playoffs after clocking at 38.9 percent in the regular season. He also cut his turnover rate sharply, although he still has a long way to go there.
But all that misses the major point: His defense has become absolutely suffocating, with his ball pressure handcuffing Memphis' guards in particular. For the playoffs he posted a phenomenal 22.55 PER, but he would have had value with a number half that high -- his regular-season figure (11.24) -- because his defense was so good.
As a result, the 22-year-old enters the summer as the biggest trade chip in the Clippers' arsenal, should they choose to deploy it.