Report: Suns sending Bledsoe to Bucks

Suns guard Eric Bledsoe has not been around the team since his Twitter outburst.

The Phoenix Suns are finalizing a trade that will send disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks, according to a report from ESPN.

In return, the Suns will receive Greg Monroe and a first-round and second-round draft pick. There are lottery protections on the first-rounder, ESPN reported.

Monroe was spotted walking with Bucks GM Jon Horst to a private room at Quicken Loans Arena by Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reporter Matt Velasquez after shootaround Tuesday. The Bucks play the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night.

Bledsoe will not join the Bucks in Cleveland, according to ESPN. The plan is for Bledsoe to meet the team Wednesday in San Antonio.

The teams have been working on a trade for the past several weeks, but the Suns kept holding out for the picks. The Bucks believe Bledsoe will be the key to another run to the playoffs, and likely better than anyone they could get in the draft.

After sprinting to a 4-1 start without Bledsoe, the Suns have come back to earth, losing three straight.

Bledsoe, 27, was sent home and later fined $10,000 for implying on social media that he no longer wanted to play for the Suns.

He played 66 games last season, averaging 21.1 points and 6.3 assists.

Monroe, also 27, has been working his way back from a calf strain. The 6-foot-11 center averaged 11.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in 81 games last season. His contract expires at season’s end, a fact that appealed to the Suns.

4 Comments on "Report: Suns sending Bledsoe to Bucks"

  1. Ha. Enjoy the cold you BUM. Anything MIL offers is better then having a premadonna on the squad.

  2. So after all that posturing the Suns Get next to nothing.

  3. Nostradamus | November 7, 2017 at 2:05 pm |

    So that’s that. Cavs only hope is for Isaiah to come back and breathe some life into this zombie Cleveland team. I expect LeBron to be great against Giannis tonight. Another great head to head match up. I also expect the Cavs to get run off the court by the Bucks and lose by 15 points.

    Perhaps LeBron will join the Bucks next year. They have a lot of potential. Them and the Pelicans. But why on Earth would he stay in Cleveland if he wants to win. He really shot himself in the foot by forcing Griff to pay TT and JR. Now his escape plan will come into effect. And the Nets are looking quite good. The Cavs’ first rounder may end up higher than that of the Nets.

  4. With all the protections on the Bucks pick the Suns probably won’t use it until 2020.

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