The Milwaukee Bucks are finalizing a deal with the Phoenix Suns that would send Greg Monroe and a future first-round draft pick to Phoenix for guard Eric Bledsoe, according to reports from ESPN.
Milwaukee Bucks officials did not immediately return messages seeking confirmation of the deal.
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 with the Suns since October 22, when he tweeted, “I don’t wanna be here.” He was fined $10,000 by the NBA and sent home by the team.
Bledsoe played one year for the University of Kentucky before being selected in the first round of the 2010 draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder and traded to the LA Clippers, where he played until 2013, when he was traded to Phoenix in a three-way deal involving the Bucks.
Bledsoe is coming off his most productive season yet, averaging 21.1 points per game for the Suns in 2016-17.
Bledsoe could become the missing link for the Bucks, who sit in 10th place in the Eastern Conference despite getting 32.6 points per game from MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo.