Report: Clippers darting possibilities to land Suns’ Eric Bledsoe
The L.A. Clippers are one of the many teams expressing interest in acquiring Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe in light of his trade request becoming public over the weekend, according to Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post. Bontemps noted the Clippers have very few pieces that might interest the Suns in a trade scenario.
Bledsoe was sent home from practice today after a conversation with general manager Ryan McDonough and believes he has played his last game with the team after a four-point, four assist, four-turnover outing against the Clippers.
The highly-dynamic point guard has endured a horrid 48-point season-opening loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, who played without C.J. McCollum due to suspension, and a 42-point loss on the road to the Clippers, which ended on the firing of head coach Earl Watson.
The Suns have rising prospects in Tyler Ulis and Mike James, while the Clippers still have a makeshift offense featuring Patrick Beverley and Milos Teodosic, who is currently out with an injury.
Phoenix will want a juicy return for Bledsoe, due to his fame for being a stat-stuffer throughout the latter part of his career. L.A. has only a few pieces that could interest this Suns team that has committed to rebuild through youth — once again in play for one of the worst records in the league.