Now we know, at least far as you can trust a report of this type, from Chris Broussard.
Bledsoe, on the other hand, wants to break the bank with a nearly-full mini-max 5 year contract that averages $16 million per year. The $80 million is not quite the max that the Suns could offer. With a contract starting at $14.746 million (the mini-max for Bledsoe) with 7.5% raises over 5 years is actually $84.75 million. So there's that. He IS giving a discount. (numbers per cbafaq.com)
But clearly, no one besides the Suns can give Bledsoe all that so there's no competition at the $80 million mark. Yet, it appears that even a 4-year mini-max deal of $64 million with 4.5% raises isn't going to come from anyone in the NBA either. Only Philadelphia has that much money left, and Broussard says the Suns have rebuffed any sign-and-trade discussions to this point.
Not sure when this gets done. But I am sure this report is coming from Bledsoe's camp in an effort to get the Suns off the $12/yr number they've probably been sitting on for three months now.
The standoff continues.