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Suns, Bucks reach agreement on Eric Bledsoe trade

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 11/7/2017 Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY Sports

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The Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks have reached an agreement on a trade that will send point guard Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee in exchange for center Greg Monroe and a future first-round draft pick, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke under the condition of anonymity because the trade had not yet been made official.

Bledsoe, 27, hasn't played since his infamous "I don't want be here" tweet, which he sent shortly before the news broke that Suns head coach Earl Watson had been fired just three games into the season. Suns general Manager Ryan McDonough said afterwards that Bledsoe "won't be" with the team going forward.

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Bledsoe, who averaged a career-high 21.1 points and 6.3 assists for the Suns last season, is set to join a young, talented Bucks team looking to contend in the Eastern Conference.

Monroe, also 27, has been out for over a week with a left calf strain. He averaged 11.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists last season, his second in Milwaukee.

ESPN first reported that the Bucks and Suns were finalizing the deal.

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