Suns not buying Eric Bledsoe's 'hair salon' excuse, trade likely



Eric Bledsoe is apparently close to getting his wish.


After the Phoenix point guard tweeted “I Don’t wanna be here” on Sunday, the Suns sent Bledsoe home before Monday’s shootaround, and a trade is now imminent, according to ESPN.


Suns GM Ryan McDonough said he asked Bledsoe about the tweet during their meeting on Monday but isn’t buying his excuse.


“He said he was at a hair salon. … I didn’t believe that to be true,” McDonough said, per ABC15 Sports. “He won’t be with us going forward.”

Eric Bledsoe, Suns PG, tweets he wants out of Phoenix


Bledsoe will not be on the roster for Monday night’s game against the Kings, per ESPN.


Bledsoe posted the tweet around the time the Suns fired their coach, Earl Watson. Phoenix fell to 0-3 Saturday with a 130-88 loss to the Clippers, its second ugly defeat of the young season.

Eric Bledsoe is on his way out of Phoenix.

Eric Bledsoe is on his way out of Phoenix.

(Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)


The team’s opening night 124-76 embarrassment against the Trail Blazers was the biggest blowout loss in franchise history.


Bledsoe, a 27-year-old former Clipper, heard from L.A. All-Star and fellow tweeter DeAndre Jordan, who called on Bledsoe to “Come back home bro.”


According to ESPN, Bledsoe had met with McDonough and team owner Robert Sarver during the preseason to request a trade.


With averages of 15.7 points and three assists per game this season, the eight-year veteran will likely find a new home soon.

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