Bucks GM Jon Horst denies interest in trading Eric Bledsoe
Point guard Eric Bledsoe has been a big part of the Milwaukee Bucks’ success over the past three seasons. The 10th-year pro is currently serving as the starting point guard for the team with the best record in the NBA.
However, despite the success of the 39-6 Bucks, a recent rumor from Gery Woelfel suggested the Bucks may be open to dealing their starting point guard if the right deal becomes available. With the NBA trade deadline quickly approaching, the legitimacy of those rumors will have to be seen.
Bucks general manager Jon Horst has come out and categorically denied the rumor:
“We have no talked to any teams about trading [Bledsoe], since the day that we traded for him,” Horst told Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck. “And I think it’s evident, pretty strongly, in the fact that we extended Eric, what he means to us. The fact that we currently have the best record in the NBA, had the best record last year in the NBA, he’s an All-NBA First Team defender and a guy that we feel strongly should be an All-Star for the Milwaukee Bucks this year. We have not had those conversations, and we are not going to trade Eric Bledsoe,” Horst said.
The Bucks traded for the former Kentucky star at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. Since then, Bledsoe has formed a solid core alongside 2019 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, though the veteran guard has had his share of struggles in the postseason. The guard received a four-year, $70 million extension in early 2019.
This season, the 6-foot-1 point guard is putting up 14.8 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game while shooting 48.0 percent from the field and 35.4 percent from deep.