As first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, the Phoenix Suns finally found a trade partner for their disgruntled point guard, Eric Bledsoe.
Suns finalizing deal to send Eric Bledsoe to Bucks, league sources tell @ZachLowe_NBA and me.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 7, 2017
Bledsoe sent out a tweet in October that he didn’t “want to be here,” which prompted the Suns to send him home and await being traded. It couldn’t have been very difficult to find suitors for Bledsoe, who has averaged better than 20 points per game in each of the last two seasons.
He goes to a Milwaukee Bucks team that is just 4-5 despite monster performances from MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo. His teammates have struggled to provide scoring around him, which is exactly what Bledsoe brings to the table. He gives the Bucks a fierce backcourt. Bledsoe will slide into the starting lineup next to Malcolm Brogdon, who is averaging 15.5 points per game on 50/45/80 percent shooting numbers.
The Eastern Conference is up for grabs, so don’t expect the Bucks to be the only team that’s aggressive as the season moves forward. This was a no-brainer trade on both fronts. The Suns likely won’t expect much from either Monroe or the first-round pick, but both are interesting assets that could lead to help down the road.