The New York Knicks have taken interest in trading for point guard Eric Bledsoe.
The Phoenix Suns have placed their starting point guard on the trading block, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Sources: Suns engaged in trade talks w/ several teams on Bledsoe. Phoenix soliciting offers with expectation he’s on move elsewhere. https://t.co/mj4raCATlp
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 23, 2017
Bledsoe reportedly met with the Suns early this morning, and formally requested trade.
He will not be active for Phoenix’s game against Sacramento.
ESPN Sources: Eric Bledsoe met with team this morning before shootaround and he was sent home. He will not play tonight against Sacramento.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 23, 2017
This is after Bledsoe tweeted a not so cryptic desire to leave Phoenix, saying “I don’t want to be here.”
I Dont wanna be here
— Eric Bledsoe (@EBled2) October 22, 2017
It was Ian Begley of ESPN New York who reported the Knicks’ interest, among other teams.
The Knicks are among the teams who have reached out to Phoenix recently about trading for guard Eric Bledsoe, per league sources. https://t.co/INmuthUPc6
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 23, 2017
New York hasn’t had a qualified point guard in the starting slot for quite some time.
Ramon Sessions currently serves as the Knicks’ starting point guard, an aged veteran with his best years behind him.
New York will have to top offers from Denver, Los Angeles (Clippers), and Milwaukee to bring Bledsoe to the Knicks.
All with more assets, and draft picks to offer.
The Suns’ point guard is averaging 15.7 points and 3 assists per game this season.