Suns Deal Bledsoe To Bucks

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The Eric Bledsoe saga has officially come to a close in Phoenix.

The Suns traded their disgruntled guard to the Bucks for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks on Tuesday, hours before Milwaukee played in Cleveland.

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.

Only time will tell when it comes to whether this deal will payoff for Bledsoe and the Bucks, but at least for the mean time, the Sixers are still one of the hottest teams in the National Basketball Association at the moment by entering Tuesday's game on a four-game winning streak. Monroe has been out with an injury for the last week.

Bledsoe was fined $10,000 by the National Basketball Association for that tweet, McDonough told on Sunday.

Coming off a career season where he averaged 21.1 points, 6.3 assists, and 4.8 rebounds, many felt Bledsoe had given up on the Suns.

Just days after he was reportedly set to begin using the team facilities again in order to stay in shape, the Suns sent Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks. In three seasons with Milwaukee, Monroe averaged 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 165 games (67 starts).

Bledsoe would join a Bucks backcourt with 2016 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, Matthew Dellavedova and Jason Terry. The Suns get Milwaukee's second-round pick next year if in the range of 48-60 overall.

Phoenix will receive centre Greg Monroe, a 2018 protected first-round pick and a 2018 second-round pick in the deal.