​Just about everything seems to be going right for the Milwaukee Bucks this season. They're first place in the East, own the best record in the ​NBA, and may very well feature the next MVP of the league in ​Giannis Antetokounmpo. And now, they're locking in one of their key backcourt operators in hopes of keeping things going for the foreseeable future.


As first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, veteran guard Eric Bledsoe has agreed to a four-year contract extension with Milwaukee.

What a difference a year makes. Bledsoe arrived with the Bucks in the wake of outrageous tumult down in Phoenix. He forced his way out, tanking his stock around the league significantly in the process. Now, however, we're seeing the guy realize the best version of himself on both ends of the court, and his team has officially concurred.

Bledsoe is averaging 15.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game for the season, and is shooting at a 50 percent clip. This is surely smart money for the Bucks, who have one less thing to worry about this summer when the free agent market opens up.