Bledsoe heads to Bucks after Suns row

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Nov 08 2017 09:20 AM

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) drives to the basket against Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard in the second half at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

LOS ANGELES -- The Milwaukee Bucks signed Eric Bledsoe from the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday following a spat that saw the point guard frozen out at the troubled Arizona franchise.

Bledsoe had not played for the team since being sent home by general manager Ryan McDonough on October 23 after a meeting at the squad's practice facility.

The 27-year-old's future was cast into doubt a day earlier after he wrote on Twitter: "I don't wanna be here."

That post came shortly before Phoenix fired coach Earl Watson and replaced him with interim coach Jay Triano.

The Suns offloaded Bledsoe in exchange for center Greg Monroe, a future first-round draft pick and a 2018 protected second-round pick.

Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst said he had no reservations about moving for Bledsoe, despite the player's recent disciplinary problems.

"Eric is a dynamic player who brings scoring and toughness to the court while enhancing our young and talented core," Horst said in a statement.

"We thank Greg for his professionalism, leadership and contribution on the court and in the community during his time in Milwaukee."

Bledsoe has averaging 15.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in three games this season. Over his career, Bledsoe averages 13.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.

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