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Suns reportedly finalizing trade to send Eric Bledsoe to Bucks

The Phoenix Suns are reportedly finalizing a deal to send guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for center Greg Monroe, a first-round draft pick and a second-round pick.

The talented but frustrated Bledsoe has not played since an October 22 tweet in which he stated “I don’t wanna be here.”

Bledsoe met with the Suns after the tweet and suggested it was directed at a hair salon he frequented, but management did not buy that excuse and announced he would not be with the team moving forward. Bledsoe had also previously requested a trade.

For the young and talented Bucks, the move is rather exciting given that Bledsoe would potentially fortify their chances in a wide open Eastern Conference and add a piece to the puzzle they’re currently missing. At the same time, Bledsoe obviously wears his emotions on his sleeve and can, at times, be a real distraction.

Bledsoe is not expected to join the Bucks until Wednesday night in San Antonio. In the mean time, the two teams are finalizing medical evaluations on each player involved before officially submitting the trade to the league.

ESPN also reports there would be lottery protections on the first-round pick involved in the trade.

Last season, the 27-year-old Bledsoe averaged career highs in points (21.1), assists (6.3) and rebounds (4.8).

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