Looks like Bledsoe really wants out of Phoenix.
The Phoenix Suns have lost their first three games of the season, including a 48-point loss in the season opener against the Portland Trail Blazers and a 42-point loss against the Los Angeles Clippers over the weekend.
In wake of the Suns' disastrous performance thus far, head coach Earl Watson was fired but that's not the only issue this team is facing. According to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7, Eric Bledsoe requested a trade right before the season started and the way things have gone so far he isn't looking to stick around for much longer.
Last night, Bledsoe tweeted the following, just before the team announced that Watson had been canned.
I Dont wanna be here— Eric Bledsoe (@EBled2) October 22, 2017
Bledsoe wanting out is not new - has nothing to do with Earl firing. He met with team about wanting to be traded right before season started— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) October 23, 2017
Shortly after the 27-year old point guard's "I dont wanna be here" tweet, his former teammate, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, tweeted, "Come back home bro." Bledsoe was traded from the Clippers to the Suns back in 2013, and the Clips could use another point guard now that Milos Teodosic is out indefinitely with a foot injury.
Come back home bro— DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) October 22, 2017
The Suns, 0-3, will be back on the court tonight as they host the 1-2 Sacramento Kings, but Bledsoe won't be in the lineup according to Chris Haynes.
ESPN Sources: Eric Bledsoe met with team this morning before shootaround and he was sent home. He will not play tonight against Sacramento.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 23, 2017
Check out some of the reactions to Eric Bledsoe's not-so-cryptic tweet below.
We already knew pic.twitter.com/8otL2Gehgh— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) October 22, 2017
Arizona sports in recent weeks— Sports Insights (@SportsInsights) October 22, 2017
David Johnson & Carson Palmer out
DBacks swept in NLDS
Eric Bledsoe wants out
Eric Bledsoe is bailing on his team 3 games in... such an AAU move— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) October 22, 2017
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
Last 24 hrs in Phoenix sports…— Matt Rodewald FOX 10 (@Matt_Fox10) October 22, 2017
Suns blown out
Cards blown out
Carson Palmer breaks arm
Eric Bledsoe tweets he wants out
Earl Watson fired
1) Former Clipper/current Sun Eric Bledsoe tweets “I don’t wanna be here”— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) October 23, 2017
2) Clippers PG Milos Teodosic out indefinitely w/foot injury
3) 👀 https://t.co/63lf19gHWC