The Phoenix Suns have a problem. Their 27 year old point guard Eric Bledsoe has caused some issues with management as of late, and their GM, Ryan McDonough, has said that he will not continue to play games for the Phoenix Suns.
After losing their first 3 games, 2 of which by 40+ points, and after the firing of their head coach (again only three games into the season). Bledsoe tweeted “I don’t wanna be here”. Bledsoe claimed he was talking about a hair salon he was at, at the time, but the Suns GM didn’t believe it.
Eric Bledsoe, while maybe underperforming at times, has been a solid PG throughout his 8 year career. The Kentucky Alum averaged 21 points per game last season, along with 6 assists, not bad for being stuck on a team who earned the 4th overall pick in this years draft (they were really bad).
The Suns, especially as of late, have made it pretty clear that they do not want EB around anymore, and Bledsoe has been voicing his discontent for months now. So, where do we go from here?
Let’s go to the Eastern Conference, Wisconsin, more specifically. We’re greeted with the Milwaukee Bucks, a young, promising team built around one of the more dominant players in today’s game, Giannis Antetokounmpo. One thing they lack? A true starting point guard. That’s why this trade would make so much sense, and would still benefit Phoenix, who’s thirsty for young stars.
Luckily, the Bucks happen to have reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, who they could package with a pick or two to send to Phoenix. Milwaukee would have their Point Guard, and Phoenix would have another young stud to pair with the likes of Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss, and Josh Jackson.
Bledsoe would have playmakers all around him, something he really lacked for the most part in Phoenix. Jabari Parker, a nice young big man, Kris Middleton, who has recently made himself stand out as a premier shooter in the NBA, and not to mention Giannis, who may very well win MVP this year.
This trade works out for both parties, very well in fact, and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it were to happen. Bucks need a Point Guard, Suns need a future, so here it is, given to you on a silver platter.