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Former first round pick sent home from shootaround as trade rumors swirl


The Phoenix Suns are just three games into the 2017-18 season and have already endured more drama than most teams would all year long.

Guard Eric Bledsoe first made headlines over the weekend after tweeting, "I Dont wanna be here."

Shortly after Bledsoe sent that tweet, the organization opted to fire head coach Earl Watson after dropping the team's first three games. Perhaps more concerning for the Suns is they have been outscored by a total of 92 points in those losses. As the team looks to move on from Watson as head coach, they appear to be ready to move on from Bledsoe as well.

It remains to be seen what the Suns would seek in return for Bledsoe, but it's clear that it will be best for both parties involved to move on from each other at this point. Bledsoe, a seven-year veteran, has played the past four seasons with the Suns. He is coming off of a career season in which he averaged 21.1 points, 6.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds in 66 games last season for the Suns.


Bledsoe is still just 27 years old and figures to be a good addition for a team in need of point guard help. Teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Pelicans and Denver Nuggets could be among the teams that might be interested in trading for Bledsoe. Regardless of where he ends up, it looks as though his days in Phoenix are numbered.