Suns want Malcolm Brogdon from Bucks in potential Eric Bledsoe deal
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Report: Phoenix wants Malcolm Brogdon from Bucks in potential Eric Bledsoe deal

Malcolm Brogdon

The Phoenix Suns are shopping their prized point guard Eric Bledsoe to any team with a phone, asking for hefty packages in return for their 6-foot-1 dynamo, who is coming off a career year in 2016-17.

Among them are the Milwaukee Bucks, who previously offered center hybrids Greg Monroe and Thon Maker, along with a draft pick in return for Bledsoe.

The Suns have reportedly set their eyes on reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon (according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times) who Phoenix views as a primary playmaker to work alongside cornerstone Devin Booker — who ranked dead bottom among shooting guards in assisted baskets, getting only 28 percent of his scoring through his teammates’ passes.

The Bucks have been reluctant of letting go of Brogdon, who has jelled with this starting unit and garnered the starting job through his second year in the league.

If the Suns had their way, they’d get Brogdon and either big man John Henson or Mirza Teletovic packaged along with him for Bledsoe, but the Bucks have countered with Matthew Dellavedova, who is only a reserve for Jason Kidd’s team.

Teams have been “taken aback” by the Suns’ asking price, but this war of attrition will ultimately cease once Phoenix comes to understand that Bledsoe’s media perception has now dealt a blow on his stock as a player, making it hard to yield a premiere young talent in return for his services.