Eric Bledsoe

Report: Suns trade Bledsoe to Milwaukee Bucks


Report: Suns trade Bledsoe to Milwaukee Bucks

It appears that Eric Bledsoe has gotten his wish. 

After posting a now-infamous tweet in which he implied he no longer wanted to be in Phoenix, Bledsoe is on the move according to reports out of ESPN. The Suns are sending the guard to the Milwaukee Bucks for Greg Monroe and picks in the first and second rounds of the NBA draft. 

Bledsoe leaves Pheonix after four seasons -- the last being his most productive when he averaged 21.1 points and 6.3 assists per game. 

Monroe is a power forward/center who was drafted No. 7 overall in 2010. He spent the first five years of his career with the Detroit Pistons before heading to the Bucks. He averaged 13.5 points per game in a Milwaukee uniform. 

Late in October, Bledsoe was fined $10,000 for the aforementioned tweet. 

Day before facing Kings, Suns guard tweets ‘I don’t wanna be here’


Day before facing Kings, Suns guard tweets ‘I don’t wanna be here’

The Kings head to Phoenix Monday to take on the Suns. It looks like If it were up to Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, he wouldn't be playing the Kings or anyone else with his current team. 

On Sunday, Bledsoe let out his frustration with the following tweet:

The Suns fell to 0-3 on Saturday after getting crushed by the Clippers, 130-88, Sunday in Los Angeles. They are losing by an average of 30.7 points as their defense is allowing 128.7 points per game. 

With the ball in their hands, the Suns' offense isn't much better, averaging a pedestrian 98 points per game. 

Former teammate DeAndre Jordan chimed in on Twitter after Bledsoe's tweet too. Bledsoe spent his first three years in the NBA with Jordan on the Clippers.

Bledsoe, 28, is averaging 15.7 points and 3.0 assists per game in the young season. Over his eight-year career, Bledsoe has put up averages of 13.1 points and 4.6 assists per game. 

Report: Rose accepts LeBron's invite; Bledsoe to join workouts

Report: Rose accepts LeBron's invite; Bledsoe to join workouts

LeBron James and Derrick Rose will be teammates in Cleveland next season.

And the two former MVPs will participate in workouts together this week in Las Vegas, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Soon after Rose agreed to terms with the Cavs on Monday, LeBron tweeted:

Another NBA player who will reportedly take the floor with LeBron and Rose in Sin City is Suns guard Eric Bledsoe.

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Why is that interesting?

Well, Bledsoe and LeBron share the same agent -- Rich Paul of Klutch Sports.

And several national NBA reporters have mentioned Bledsoe when looking at potential deals involving Kyrie Irving.

Bledsoe averaged 21.1 points and 6.3 assists over 66 games last season, but shot below 34 percent from 3-point territory last season.

The 27-year old does have injury concerns:

- 40 games in 2011-12
- 43 games in 2013-14
- 31 games in 2015-16

And he was shut down in mid-March last year because of ongoing knee soreness.

Bledsoe will make $14.5 million next season and $15 million in 2018-19.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller