Suns finalizing deal for Bledsoe after 'I don't wanna be here' tweet

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After weeks of trade rumors, the Suns have finally parted ways with Eric Bledsoe in exchange for Greg Monroe and a future first round pick from the Bucks. Bledsoe and the newfound depth of the Bucks' backcourt and wing positions should help Milwaukee play at the current fashionable pace, while creating the necessary amount of space. The Bucks resisted including guard Malcolm Brogdon, the NBA's reigning Rookie of the Year, in the deal, league sources said.

With Bledsoe's arrival, the Bucks will have a high-scoring team when he plays alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

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Bledsoe is averaging 15.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in three games for the Suns this season - his fifth with the team.

However, Bledsoe has missed large chunks of four seasons with injuries. With the trade, the Suns (4-7) now have three first-round picks in 2018. The Bucks have long shopped Greg Monroe and the first round pick will likely be in the 20s. One day earlier, Bledsoe tweeted, 'I don't wanna be here'. General manager Ryan McDonough took the tweet to heart and sent him home on October 23 despite Bledsoe later explaining that the tweet was referencing him wanting to leave a hair salon. Bledsoe had originally told McDonough that he was tweeting about being at the hair salon with his girlfriend, but the GM wasn't buying it. The Suns will allow him to use the facilities to stay in game-shape while they try to work out a suitable trade partner to work a deal with.

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The Eric Bledsoe saga has officially come to a close in Phoenix. This team has been winning without Bledsoe this season and it could continue to happen, however my focus is continuing to develop younger talent, and keeping them healthy. His production dipped last season, when he played 81 games without making a start.

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