Eric Bledsoe says it was time for him to move on from Phoenix Suns (read here): ESPN's Chris Haynes talked with new Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe on the contention that led to his exit from the Phoenix Suns and what he's looking forward to now that he's joining the Bucks.
After the team reached an agreement on deal's terms late Monday night, Bledsoe and Monroe, both 27, were spending Tuesday morning finalizing medical evaluations before the trade is formalized, according to ESPN. The NBA fined the eight-year NBA veteran $10,000 for the tweet.
Bledsoe, who tweeted "I don't wanna be here" to the world on October 23, 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.
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With Watson at the helm, the Texans future looked bright, until he tore his ACL and was ruled out for the rest of the season. Watson finished the game going 12 for 23 in pass attempts for 102 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Bucks bring Giannis much-needed help with Bledsoe trade (read here): Zach Harper of Fan Rag Sports breaks down what the Bledsoe trade means for Giannis' own workload, how he fits within the Bucks as a whole and much more.
Monroe is averaging 6.8 points and 5.0 rebounds in five games this season. He is entering his eighth National Basketball Association season and owns career averages of 13.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists. Phoenix will receive Greg Monroe, a first-round pick and a second-round pick in return, according to Wojnarowski and Lowe. The first-round pick would be lottery protected as well. Monroe was attractive in large part because he is an expiring contract. The Suns get Milwaukee's second-round pick next year if in the range of 48-60 overall.
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