Suns trade Eric Bledsoe to the Bucks for Monroe and picks

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Suns trade Eric Bledsoe to the Bucks for Monroe and picks

Guard Eric Bledsoe could soon find himself out of Phoenix and sporting a Bucks uniform. In exchange for Bledsoe, the Bucks sent Greg Monroe and a protected first-round pick to the Suns, which isn't a bad deal at all.

"Eric is a dynamic player who brings scoring and toughness to the court while enhancing our young and talented core", said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst.

The Suns have been trying to trade Bledsoe for a couple of weeks after he tweeted his displeasure at playing for the struggling Suns.

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

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.

Bledsoe leaves Pheonix after four seasons - the last being his most productive when he averaged 21.1 points and 6.3 assists per game. Bledsoe spent the past five seasons in Phoenix after his first three years with the Clippers. Over three seasons with the Bucks, he averaged 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 165 games.

Monroe has been restricted to just five games this season and hasn't played since October 26 because of a left calf strain.

The Suns have until December 6 to turn James' contract into a full-fledged National Basketball Association deal - making it possible if they involve different pieces along with Monroe. From a Phoenix perspective, this trade was merely about ‏adding a future first-round pick and ridding themselves of the disgruntled Bledsoe. We're looking forward to getting started in Milwaukee.

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