Report: Bucks finalizing trade to acquire Eric Bledsoe from Suns
The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly finalizing a trade with the Phoenix Suns to acquire point guard Eric Bledsoe in exchange for Greg Monroe and a first-round pick, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe.
Bledsoe sent out a now infamous tweet right after the start of the season stating that he no longer want to be in Phoenix. This was after the team’s terrible start to the season in a time when then-head coach Earl Watson was also fired.
Since then the Suns have been marginally better, but that hasn’t changed the situation surrounding Bledsoe. The point guard was sent home from the team and only finally returned to the facility this week to begin working out and staying in shape.
The Bucks have been one of the teams since the start that were rumored to be interested in Bledsoe. The Bucks reportedly had offered Thon Maker, Greg Monroe and a first-round pick for Bledsoe earlier. Milwaukee has been looking for a trade partner for Monroe for over a year now, so this appears to be a win-win for both clubs.
Milwaukee is in a great situation to start the year having Giannis Antetokounmpo playing like the early MVP. The addition of Bledsoe will give the Bucks a dynamic they haven’t had in awhile with an athletic point guard that can create offense for himself and others.