Eric Bledsoe is heading to Milwaukee.
The Phoenix Suns have reportedly agreed to trade Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, the Bucks are sending Greg Monroe and multiple draft picks to Phoenix in exchange for the 27-year old point guard.
Bledsoe has been out of the Suns' lineup since October 23rd when general manager Ryan McDonough sent him home for tweeting, "I don't wanna be here." Bledsoe had originally told McDonough that he was tweeting about being at the hair salon with his girlfriend, but the GM wasn't buying it.
According to ESPN, Bledsoe met with Suns owner Robert Sarver and McDonough during the preseason and requested a trade and was told by management that the team had under performed ever since he was given starting point guard responsibilities. Immediately after firing head coach Earl Watson and removing Bledsoe from the lineup, the Suns won four out of five games but have since dropped three straight.
In three games this season, Bledsoe is averaging 15.7 points per game.He will now likely join the Bucks starting lineup alongside last year's Rookie of the Year, Malcolm Brogdon, as well as Khris Middleton, Thon Maker and MVP-candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Meanwhile, Greg Monroe is averaging just 6.8 points and five rebounds in roughly 16 minutes in five games this season.
The Bucks, 4-5, will take on the Cavs in Cleveland tonight before heading to San Antonio for a matchup with the Spurs on Friday night.
Phoenix finalizing deal to send Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee for Greg Monroe and a first-round draft pick, sources tell @ZachLowe_NBA and me.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 7, 2017
Milwaukee and Phoenix finalizing talks on the trade, league sources tell ESPN. Normal examination of medical reports, etc.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 7, 2017
Sources: First-round pick protection: 2018: Suns get Bucks pick between 11-to-16. 2019: 4-to-16. 2020: 8 to 30. 2021: Unprotected.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 7, 2017
Eric Bledsoe is one of just NINE players that have averaged at least 20 points and 6 assists dating back to the start of the 2015-16 season. pic.twitter.com/BEZyETYPph— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 7, 2017