Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks

Jonathan Hernandez
November 8, 2017

Ultimately, because Bledsoe's trade value was so low, the Bucks were able to hold on to Brogdon and Parker and use a first-round pick as the carrot for the Suns, according to the trade being finalized as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe.

Bledsoe would join a Bucks backcourt with 2016 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, Matthew Dellavedova and Jason Terry.

Bledsoe won't average those numbers with the Bucks.

Milwaukee has lost three straight - including four of five games - to drop to 4-5 on the season.

Bledsoe posted career bests of 21.1 points, 6.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds past year and is one of only nine National Basketball Association players that have averaged at least 20 points and six assists since the beginning of the 2015-16 season.

Bledsoe will meet with the team in San Antonio on Thursday ahead of Saturday's game against the Spurs. The Bucks are now $4.4 million below the luxury tax. I'm also a really big fan of the Suns getting a first round pick for their troubles.

Phoenix in return gets backup center Greg Monroe and a first-round pick. A tweet that Bledsoe tried to say was in regards to being at a hair salon, but apparently the league didn't buy that excuse.

The Suns trading Bledsoe became a matter of "when", not "if", after the veteran point guard appeared to openly demand a trade on Twitter two weeks ago. Bledsoe was told by management, according to sources, that the team had underperformed ever since he was given starting point guard responsibilities.

In his three-year tenure with tenure with the Milwaukee Bucks, Monroe has averaged 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 165 games. It was the second consecutive season that Phoenix's winning percentage was less than.300. His production dipped last season, when he played 81 games without making a start.

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