The Eric Bledsoe saga has officially come to a close in Phoenix.
The pick is the bigger part of the deal heading into the 2018 NBA Draft, as the Suns could potentially have three first-rounders next year: their own first, the Heat's No. 1-7 protected first and the Bucks' first acquired in this trade, which will have lottery protections, per Wojnarowski and Lowe.
"Eric is a dynamic player who brings scoring and toughness to the court while enhancing our young and talented core", said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst.
He was sent home by the Suns after the tweet, reducing the team's leverage because everyone in the league knew Phoenix was trying to trade him. The NBA fined the eight-year NBA veteran $10,000 for the tweet.
Bledsoe hasn't played in a game for Phoenix since October 21, as the team reportedly has been expediting a trade for him. He averaged career highs in points (21.1), assists (6.3) and rebounds (4.8) last season.
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Bledsoe would join a Bucks backcourt with 2016 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, Matthew Dellavedova and Jason Terry.
Monroe averaged 15.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game for Detroit and Milwaukee from 2011-12 through 2015-16.
The 6-11 Monroe has an expiring contract, which means even more room for a Suns team with loads off cap space. From a Phoenix perspective, this trade was merely about adding a future first-round pick and ridding themselves of the disgruntled Bledsoe.
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