CONFRIMED!

Suns trade unhappy Bledsoe for Bucks' Monroe

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The Suns said Milwaukee Bucks' Greg Monroe (15) is coming to Phoenix in exchange for unhappy point guard Eric Bledsoe (2). (Source: AP Photo/File) The Suns said Milwaukee Bucks' Greg Monroe (15) is coming to Phoenix in exchange for unhappy point guard Eric Bledsoe (2). (Source: AP Photo/File)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

It looks like Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe, who famously tweeted “I Don’t wanna be here” last month, is getting his wish.

The Suns on Tuesday confirmed a trade that will send Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks.

This was the 27-year-old's fifth season with the Suns; he had been the subject of trade rumors for quite some time.

Bledsoe was sent home Monday, Oct. 23, a day after the Suns fired coach Earl Watson and replaced him on an interim basis with Jay Triano.

[LAST WE HEARD: Eric Bledsoe leaves team after reeling Suns fire Watson]

[BECAUSE: Suns guard Eric Bledsoe: 'I Dont wanna be here.']

[AFTER: Suns fire head coach Earl Watson]

[AND: Blazers hand Suns worst loss ever in season opener, 124-76]

Phoenix is getting center/forward Greg Monroe and two draft picks -- a future first-round draft pick and a protected second-round pick for 2018.

"Monroe is in the final year of a three-year, $51M deal, and will be a free agent after this season, but there is always the possibility that the rebuilding Suns decide to just buy him out before the season is done," according to CBSSports.com.

This is Monroe's eighth NBA season. He played his first five seasons with the Detroit Pistons.


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