The lowly Suns have fired head coach Earl Watson, according to a report by ESPN.
Phoenix coach Earl Watson has been fired, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 22, 2017
The Suns are 0-3 on the young season and they’ve suffered two 40-plus-point losses already.
Watson had a record of 33-85 as the Suns’ coach.
Meanwhile, point guard Eric Bledsoe caused quite the stir Sunday afternoon as well when he tweeted the following message:
I Dont wanna be here
— Eric Bledsoe (@EBled2) October 22, 2017
According to 98.7 Phoenix, Bledsoe’s tweet does in fact summarize his current state of mind and you can’t blame the explosive slasher for wanting out.
I said before season started Bledsoe wants to be moved & will be moved. Talked with him earlier today- not surprised he has made it public.
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) October 22, 2017
The Suns’ brass are aware of Bledsoe’s tweet and frustrations about being on the roster.
As ESPN notes, Bledsoe could be fined by the NBA for his remarks.
Will wait and see the explanation on the Eric Bledsoe tweet but the NBA can fine a player for a "public statement detrimental to the NBA".
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) October 22, 2017
Bledsoe, 27, averaged 21.1 points and 6.3 assists last season in 66 games. He is one of the most explosive point guards in the league and a bevy of winning teams would be interested in trading for him.
The Cavs and Suns held talks this summer on a possible package deal that would have sent Bledsoe to Cleveland and Kyrie Irving to Phoenix, but nothing ever materialized.
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan appears to want Bledsoe to come back to LA. Bledsoe was on the Clippers from 2010-2013.
Come back home bro
— DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) October 22, 2017