Report: Bucks acquire Eric Bledsoe from Phoenix Suns via trade

Greg Monroe, draft pick being sent back
Posted: 9:19 AM, Nov 07, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-07 16:04:51Z

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks are close to acquiring guard Eric Bledsoe from the Phoenix Suns via trade, according to ESPN.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the Bucks are finalizing a deal with the Phoenix Suns for guard Bledsoe. They will send center Greg Monroe and a 2018 first-round draft pick to Phoenix in return.

The man nicknamed "Mini-LeBron" is a seven-year veteran. He is averaging 15.7 points and 3.0 assists per game in three games this season.

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He shoots 40 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from three-point range.

Bledsoe was on the NBA All-Rookie second team in 2010-11 with the L.A. Clippers. He spent three years with them before four full years in Phoenix. With the Suns, he has averaged 18.8 points, 6.0 assists and 4.8 rebounds per contest, shooting for 44.9 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.

In recent years, he has been turnover-prone, finishing 10th for most turnovers with 224 last season.