Milwaukee Bucks Trade For Phoenix Suns’ Eric Bledsoe
Disgruntled point guard Eric Bledsoe was not too happy when the Phoenix Suns organization fired head coach Earl Watson, Bledsoe sent out a tweet saying that he didn’t want to be in Phoenix anymore. Not the best way to stay on good terms with your current team, but definitely a good way to get traded sooner.
Now the Milwaukee Bucks get a stronger presence at the PG position, even though they still have young Malcolm Brogdon, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year. Going to the Suns in return will be Greg Monroe, and a first and second round pick in 2018, both protected. The move certainly bolsters the Bucks’ playoff outlook, not just for making it, but to make some noise.
The Bucks have depth in the big men category and won’t be missing much by parting way with Monroe. They still have John Henson who has moved into the starting lineup recently with Thon Maker coming off the bench. Then there’s Mirza Teletovic and Jabari Parker who’s still out with an ACL injury. Bledsoe is expected to take over the starting point guard job (at some point) as he provides more athleticism than Brogdon and current backup, Matthew Dellavedova.
In any case, the Bucks are going to be a force to be reckoned with in the East.