Eric Bledsoe’s wish to leave the Suns has finally been granted.
The Suns and Bucks are “finalizing” a trade that would send Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe report. Phoenix will receive Greg Monroe, a first-round pick and a second-round pick in return, according to Wojnarowski and Lowe. The first-rounder is lottery protected.
Bledsoe has not been with the team since tweeting “I Dont wanna be here” on Oct. 22, just an hour before Phoenix fired head coach Earl Watson. Bledsoe tried to explain away the tweet by claiming he was at a hair salon but the Suns made it clear he would be traded.
A three-team deal involving the Pistons and Pelicans that would have put Bledsoe in Detroit never came to fruition after some discussion, SI.com previously reported.
Monroe, 27, has been relegated to a bench role since last season thanks in part to the emergence of Thon Maker. He has played just 15.8 minutes per game this season and is currently sidelined with a calf injury. The Bucks get to keep Brogdon, the reigning Rookie of the Year, as their backup point guard.
On an edition of SI’s “Open Floor” podcast shortly after Bledsoe’s initial demand, Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver explored why the Bucks would be the perfect suitor for Bledsoe.