Suns finalizing deal to send Eric Bledsoe to the Bucks

Suns finalizing deal to send Eric Bledsoe to the Bucks

Suns finalizing deal to send Eric Bledsoe to the Bucks

Bledsoe is not expected to play with the Bucks on Tuesday. Earlier, the Suns wanted to trade Bledsoe for Bucks guard, reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon [VIDEO].

Just days after he was reportedly set to begin using the team facilities again in order to stay in shape, the Suns sent Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Milwaukee has lost three straight - including four of five games - to drop to 4-5 on the season. During the 2016-17 season, Bledsoe averaged 21.1 points, 6.3 assists and 1.4 steals in 66 games with the Suns. Monroe has been out with an injury for the last week.

Bledsoe previously had met with Suns owner Robert Sarver and McDonough during the preseason and requested a trade, sources told ESPN.

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.

Aside from their pick, the Suns also have the Miami Heat's pick, which is top-seven protected, and the lottery protected selection from the Bucks.

Bledsoe has not been with the team since October 22 when he posted "I Don't wanna be here" on Twitter, the same day the Suns fired coach Earl Watson.

If you have any thoughts about the podcast, or you want to share your thoughts on the trade for Eric Bledsoe, or anything else, get in touch and let us hear about it! A tweet that Bledsoe tried to say was in regards to being at a hair salon, but apparently the league didn't buy that excuse. He had been averaging 15.7 points per game, second behind Devin Booker, and was the team's on-court leader.

Phoenix only hurt themselves by not dealing with the Bledsoe situation then and letting it spill over into the regular season, where it became a public situation. His production dipped last season, when he played 81 games without making a start.

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