“I was certainly surprised by it and disappointed by it,” McDonough said in the interview. “I think Eric’s a good person. I think he’s unfortunately gotten some bad advice and is listening to the wrong people. I think generally, any time you sign a contract, it doesn’t only work one way. It works both ways, and for a guy with years on his contract to say or intimate he didn’t want to be here anymore, I didn’t find that to be appropriate, and I think if he says he wants to be a leader, that’s the opposite of what a leader does and the opposite of what leadership is. So I think that’s all I’m going to say about that.”
After the Suns started the season 0-3, Bledsoe tweeted "I Dont wanna be here" on Sunday. Head coach Earl Watson was fired Sunday, just an hour after Bledsoe's tweet. He was entering his third season with the team after taking over in 2016. He went 24-58 last season.
Bledsoe was reportedly sent home from a meeting with McDonough on Monday, according to ESPN.
McDonough earlier said that Bledsoe requested a trade before the season started.
The GM also said in the interview he was comfortable with the situation at point guard now in the event that Bledsoe is traded.
Jay Triano is serving as the team's interim head coach.