A lot of times young players come into the league and get thrown to wolves then end up losing their confidence. Bledsoe had the opportunity as a rookie to play behind one of the nicest guys in Baron Davis, who was as gifted athletically as Bledsoe in his early days. For the past two seasons, arguably the best point guard of this era played the role of mentor for Bledsoe. Chris Paul has a fiery nature and is a great on court leader; Bledsoe is not as vocal but you can see some leadership qualities in him that was probably rubbed off from Paul.
It's too early to tell if Phoenix can sustain this success throughout the entire season, if they don't, it won't be because of Bledsoe. He is currently averaging 21 points and 7 assists per game, if the offensive numbers tail, he'll still remain productive because he is already one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA. You can see the defensive element missing from his former team; it's no coincidence that the Clippers are one of the worst defending teams now that Bledsoe is no longer there to disrupt opposing offenses.
I'm excited that Bledsoe is being granted the chance to be the face of a franchise. His play is one that I'll be monitoring all season long.