According to Shams Charania, the Portland Trailblazers are expected to waiver guard Eric Bledsoe ahead of his guarantee date.

The Portland Trail Blazers plan to waive guard Eric Bledsoe ahead of his guarantee date approaching, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Entering his 13th NBA season, several teams are expected to pursue Bledsoe as a free agent.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 6, 2022

Bledsoe is guaranteed $3.9 million of his potential $19.37 million for 2022-23 by July 10; the salary this year is partially guaranteed. Waiving Bledsoe before July 10 saves Portland $15.47 million in cap space.

Bledsoe signed this contract with the Milwaukee Bucks at the start of the 2019-20 year, and since then has made stops in New Orleans, a reunion with the Clippers, and the Blazers, where he would ultimately sit the rest of the year due to Achilles pain.

He was a former 18th overall draft pick of the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2010 but was traded to the Clippers for a 2012 first-round pick that turned into Fab Melo. Bledsoe played his lone college season at Kentucky, where he averaged 11.3 points apart of a team that would produce eight future NBA players.

Bledsoe averaged a career of 13.7 points,3.9 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game, shooting 45.2 percent from the field, 78.4 percent from the free-throw line, and 33.6 percent from three.

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