Looks like veteran guard Eric Bledsoe just played his last game for the Phoenix Suns. Suns GM Ryan McDonough sent Bledsoe home after a meeting on Monday morning that also included interim coach Jay Triano per ESPN’s Chris Haynes.
McDonough called Bledsoe on the phone to find out about the veteran guard’s tweet that said: “I Don’t wanna be here.” Bledsoe’s tweet was posted hours before Suns fired coach Eric Watson.
Bledsoe told McDonough that he tweeted that whilst he was at the hair salon, but the Suns GM didn’t believe him.
“He said he was at a hair salon,” McDonough told reporters. “It wasn’t about the Suns or anything related to the Suns. He said he was at a hair salon with his girl and that he didn’t wanna be there anymore.
“I don’t believe that to be true. We thought about it and talked about it with [owner] Robert [Sarver] and my staff and Coach Triano and his staff and decided it’s what’s best for the organization.”
Interest in the NBA has increased after finding out that both parties are parting ways sooner rather than later. New York Knicks are among teams that have inquired about Bledsoe.
Bledsoe is the Suns’ highest-paid player this season, making $14.5 million. He is owed $15 million for 2018-19, the final year of his contract. Bledsoe is averaging 15.7 points and three assists per game for the Suns this season. He has career averages of 13.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.