An Eric Bledsoe trade is in the offing as the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks complete a deal that will send Greg Monroe, a first-round draft pick, and a second-round pick back to Phoenix in exchange for the high-scoring guard. The news comes courtesy of Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe of ESPN.
Phoenix finalizing deal to send Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee for Greg Monroe and a first-round draft pick, sources tell @ZachLowe_NBA and me.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 7, 2017
Bledsoe has not played for the Suns since General Manager Ryan McDonough dismissed him on October 23rd of this year, following a tweet in which Bledsoe indicated he didn’t want to be with the team anymore. The 6’1 point guard has spent 8 years in the NBA, topping the 20-point-per-game mark in each of the last two seasons. Monroe, a 6’11 power forward-center, is also in his 8th season. He spent his first five years with the Detroit Pistons before signing with the Bucks in 2015. He carries a career average of 14 points and 9 rebounds in 30 minutes per game.
Does this make Phoenix stronger? And how will Bledsoe fit in alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo? Weigh in below.