Phoenix Suns Agree To Trade Eric Bledsoe

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This is interesting to look at, especially considering Phoenix reportedly asked for reigning NBA Rooie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon in previous conversations.

Just nine games into the season, the Milwaukee Bucks made the biggest move of the National Basketball Association season so far Tuesday morning, and on many accounts they already seem to have won the trade.

Bledsoe averaged more than 20.0 points and 6.0 assists per game in each of the last two seasons with the Suns, including career highs in points (21.1) and assists (6.3) per game last season. Monroe played five games for the Bucks this season, tallying 6.8 points and 5.0 boards, but he did not suit up in their last four games.

Milwaukee will create a $3.38 million trade exception and stay $4.4 million below the luxury tax after unloading Monroe, according to ESPN Insider Bobby Marks. I'm also a really big fan of the Suns getting a first round pick for their troubles. Phoenix will receive center Greg Monroe and a first-round pick in the deal.

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The Bucks are in the spotlight today as they have agreed to a deal with the Suns for Eric Bledsoe.

Bledsoe has not been with the team since tweeting "I Dont wanna be here" on October 22, just an hour before Phoenix fired head coach Earl Watson.

McDonough announced at the time that Bledsoe "won't be with us going forward", and said he didn't believe Bledsoe's explanation that he was tweeting about wanting to leave a hair salon. The Suns will allow him to use the facilities to stay in game-shape while they try to work out a suitable trade partner to work a deal with. Bledsoe was told by management, according to sources, that the team had underperformed ever since he was given starting point guard responsibilities. On the trade block for almost a year, Monroe averaged 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 165 games since signing with the Bucks in 2015. This team has been winning without Bledsoe this season and it could continue to happen, however my focus is continuing to develop younger talent, and keeping them healthy.