Eric Bledsoe probably isn’t going anywhere any time soon. The Phoenix Suns are asking a king’s ransom for the star point guard, and several teams have apparently been taken aback at the asking price for the 27-year-old.
Then again, Bledsoe will still have to answer for his infamous tweet in which he publicly asked for a trade. Or he was at the hair salon, which some aren’t buying.
In either case, the NBA has reportedly fined Bledsoe $10,000 for the public request. This would stand in line with the league fining players for public trade requests. A recent case occurred when former Suns forward Markieff Morris publicly said he was not going to be in Phoenix in 2015.
This makes a lot of sense from a league perspective. Teams lose a lot of bargaining power when a player’s trade desires become public knowledge, and thus can cloud the competitive nature of trading players.
Meanwhile, Bledsoe has been banished from the team.