In exaAs reported by Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday morning, the Phoenix Suns are finalizing a deal that will send point guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks. After pleading for a trade or buyout for the last several weeks, Bledsoe will now be a part of a franchise that is desperate to return to the postseason once again.
In exchange, the Suns are scheduled to receive Greg Monroe, as well as a first-round draft pick from the Bucks, per Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. The first-round pick is protected between #11-16 in 2018, #4-16 in 2019, #8-30 in 2020, and in 2021, the pick would be unprotected at that stage.
Averaging a mere 15.7 points in just under 30 minutes per game this season with the Suns, trading Bledsoe was a move the Phoenix front office deemed necessary. Signed through the 2018-19 season, the Bucks have a lot of room to work with, as Bledsoe will add on to the already-impressive roster that Milwaukee contains.
The 27-year old came away with what he ultimately desired, and having being placed within a slightly more successful franchise with the Bucks, both sides must be coming away with a sense of relief after the recent drama between the two sides.
As more information comes in, more will be provided.