Suns head coach Earl Watson was fired later that day, and now Bledsoe is eagerly waiting for the day he’ll be able to don an NBA uniform once again. That won’t come in Phoenix, where GM Ryan McDonough has said the team will be moving on without their former franchise point guard.
We don’t know where Bledsoe will end up, but the trade market for him has sunk considerably after his public request. Meanwhile, the Suns appear to be asking a king’s random, taking aback many suitors.
That has left Bledsoe out in the cold, but it now seems he will head back to the Suns facilities for some workouts.
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This is a smart move for both parties. The Suns are basically stuck with Bledsoe until they come off their price for him, and in the meantime they need to make sure he’s still in fighting shape, if only as a vote of confidence for trade partners.
Bledsoe gets the benefit of staying near game shape so he can hit the ground running whenever he finally swaps teams.
The Suns are now 4-5, good enough for 13th in the Western Conference.