Report: When Eric Bledsoe requested trade, Suns told him they underperformed with him as starting PG
The organization apparently wasn’t much kinder privately when Bledsoe requested a trade before the season.
The Suns have struggled since trading Goran Dragic to make Bledsoe the clear starting point guard, but they mainly got draft picks that have yet to convey for Dragic. They also traded Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris and Isaiah Thomas for primarily draft picks. Their expensive acquisitions – Brandon Knight, Tyson Chandler and Jared Dudley – have underwhelmed. Their young players, even Devin Booker, haven’t yet learned the nuances necessary to contribute to winning. They’ve finished seasons tanking.
In other words, Phoenix has given Bledsoe a supporting cast ill-equipped to win then apparently blamed him for not winning.
This report appears to be coming through the lens of Bledsoe’s camp. McDonough and Sarver might portray the conversation differently.
But if this is a glimpse of how Bledsoe feels, no wonder he wants out.