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Suns GM calls Eric Bledsoe’s bluff on hair salon tweet

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe isn’t happy in the Valley of the Sun and if his leaked trade request wasn’t clear enough, his tweet couldn’t have made it any clearer.

The four-year starter posted a tweet that read “I don’t wanna be here” a day after a 42-point loss on the road to his former team, the L.A. Clippers. While he told Suns general manager Ryan McDonough that his tweet was in reference to a hair salon, he wasn’t buying it — sending him home during today’s practice and listing him as “out” for tonight’s matchup against the Sacramento Kings.

“We sent him home,” McDonough said, according to Shane Dale of ABC15 Arizona. “We just met with Eric this morning. I met with him this morning before shootaround. You guys saw his tweet last night.”

McDonough noted Bledsoe’s excuse wasn’t one he would believe, making the decision to make Saturday’s game against the Clippers his last in the uniform.

“I didn’t believe that to be true,” McDonough said. “We’re getting a lot of calls and I’ll return some of those calls when I’m done with you guys.”

“This is a turning of the page. We’re just trying to change the culture and building a foundation for long-term success.”

Teams like the New York Knicks, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Denver Nuggets, and the Clippers have all shown interest in trading for the 27-year-old with the realistic expectation of a trade getting done in the very near future.