Report: Bledsoe sent home after meeting with Suns; won't play vs. Kings
Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe was sent home after meeting with the team before Monday's shootaround and won't play against the Sacramento Kings, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes.
The incident comes a day after Bledsoe tweeted he doesn't "wanna be here" and "liked" a post by Mehmet Okur who criticized the organization.
He tweeted the following, minutes after the news broke:
Haynes indicated that rival executives expect the Suns to trade their disgruntled floor general. His name has been floated in trade rumors for over a year, most recently in talks involving Kyrie Irving before he was dealt to the Boston Celtics.
Committed to a youth movement centered on up-and-coming star Devin Booker, it's likely Phoenix seeks a combination of young players and draft picks in exchange for the 27-year-old.
Bledsoe averaged 21.1 points points, 6.3 assists, and 4.8 rebounds last season, and has two years and about $30 million remaining on his deal.