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Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks

Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks

Bledsoe and the newfound depth of the Bucks' backcourt and wing positions should help Milwaukee play at the current fashionable pace, while creating the necessary amount of space.

Adding Bledsoe will take some of the focus off of do-it-all All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is the Bucks' primary ball-handler.

Bledsoe, 27, averaged 21.3 points, 6.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds in 66 games last season before the being shut down for the remainder of the season.

Late in October, Bledsoe was fined $10,000 for the aforementioned tweet.

Eric Bledsoe says it was time for him to move on from Phoenix Suns (read here): ESPN's Chris Haynes talked with new Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe on the contention that led to his exit from the Phoenix Suns and what he's looking forward to now that he's joining the Bucks. Earlier, the Suns wanted to trade Bledsoe for Bucks guard, reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon [VIDEO].

"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.

Phoenix in return gets backup center Greg Monroe and a first-round pick.

Monroe averaged 15.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game for Detroit and Milwaukee from 2011-12 through 2015-16. From a Phoenix perspective, this trade was merely about ‏adding a future first-round pick and ridding themselves of the disgruntled Bledsoe. After losing four of their first five games to start the season, Philadelphia fans have every reason in the world to be thrilled over the direction this team is moving, even if Bledsoe isn't part of the picture.