Eric Bledsoe hasn’t played an NBA game since he tweeted out the words “I don’t want to be here”. After a conversation with the Phoenix Suns. The organization felt it was better to excuse Bledsoe from basketball duties and sent him home. Which was fine.
However, that was weeks ago, and there’s still no word on when Bledsoe is going to be moved. In fact, the word floating around is that“the Suns aren’t in no rush to move him”. So let’s take a look at this.
Eric Bledsoe is under contract with the team for this season and next season. So technically the Suns can allow him to just sit home and do nothing (as long as their paying ). But why would they want to do that? Bledsoe has trade value and by him sitting home doesn’t increase his trade value. At the end of the day, it hurts it!
I’m sure the Phoenix Suns knows this. Which means this is just a way for them to exercise their power, be vindictive, and most of all punish Bledsoe for not wanting to be part of them.
However, I caution the Suns on being careful about how they handle this situation – the world is watching, and more important other NBA players are watching!. You just can’t get mad at a player for not wanting to be part of a team who haven’t made a playoffs appearances since the 2010-11 NBA season.
It’s obvious that the Suns are in a rebuilding stage (which is fine). But why do players like Eric Bledsoe, Tyson Chandler and Jared Dudley all have to be part of this rebuild?. Is it because they’re under contract? Then fine!. But I need people to remember this when your favorite NBA player isn’t under contract and he decides to pull a Kevin Durant on you