Blockbuster trade: Bucks acquire Eric Bledsoe from Phoenix

Beth Cruz
November 8, 2017

This is interesting to look at, especially considering Phoenix reportedly asked for reigning NBA Rooie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon in previous conversations.

So long as the malcontentedness of Eric Bledsoe is behind him, this could be a boon to the Bucks' ascension to contender status.

Prior to the trade, the Bucks had lost three straight games and were 4-5 to start the season.

Bledsoe gives the Bucks a boost at the point guard position coming off a 2016-17 season in which he averaged 21.1 points, 6.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.


We also reflected on the departure of Greg Monroe, and what the Bucks will lose in seeing their marquee free agent of 2015 move on to a new team. The plan is for Bledsoe to meet the Bucks in San Antonio on Wednesday.

With the move, Milwaukee creates a $3.38 million trade exception that will be available to use for one year. Phoenix could have seven first-round picks from 2018 to 2021. Though, the report does indicate that there would be lottery protections for the first-round pick. One day earlier, Bledsoe tweeted, "I don't wanna be here". 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.

Jack Maloney from CBS Sports is reporting that the Phoenix Suns are allowing guard Eric Bledsoe to workout at their facilities, but have reiterated that he will not rejoin the team. 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. In those losses, the team has been brutalized by opposing centers-Steven Adams, Andre Drummond, and Dwight Howard combined to average 18.3 points and 12.3 rebounds on 66.7 percent shooting from the field.

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