Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks

Nov 09, 2017, 00:54
Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks

Q&A: Bucks GM Jon Horst discusses acquisition of Eric Bledsoe (read here): Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel sat down with Bucks general manager Jon Horst to talk about the team's deal to bring in Bledsoe and the insight behind the move.

The Suns are finalising a trade to send Bledsoe to the Bucks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe.

Win In 6 Podcast #158: The emergency Eric Bledsoe trade episode (read here): Adam McGee and I convened for an emergency episode all centered around the Bledsoe deal for the latest Win in 6. The NBA fined the eight-year NBA veteran $10,000 for the tweet.

The Bucks play Cleveland Tuesday night and Bledsoe is not expected play.

Bledsoe would join a Bucks backcourt with 2016 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, Matthew Dellavedova and Jason Terry.

Bledsoe averaged 15.7 points and 3.0 assists in only three games this season before the Suns sent him home following his infamous tweet. With the trade, the Suns (4-7) now have three first-round picks in 2018.

The 6-11 Monroe has an expiring contract, which means even more room for a Suns team with loads off cap space. After losing four of their first five games to start the season, Philadelphia fans have every reason in the world to be thrilled over the direction this team is moving, even if Bledsoe isn't part of the picture. The Suns will receive Milwaukee's second-round pick in 2018 if in the range of 48-60 overall.

Phoenix, rebuilding with an extremely young roster featuring Booker and T.J. Warren, has not made the playoffs in six years.