Less than a day after Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe tweeted that he doesn't "wanna be here," Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough confirmed the team sent him home and he will not play in Monday night's home game vs. the Sacramento Kings.
McDonough said Bledsoe told him his tweet was in reference to being at a hair salon and not wanting to be at the hair salon anymore, rather than in reference to playing for the Suns.
"I didn't believe that to be true," McDonough said, adding he has been receiving calls from teams regarding a possible trade for Bledsoe.
"We’re getting a lot of calls and I’ll return some of those calls when I’m done with you guys," McDonough said.
"This is a turning of the page. We're just trying to change the culture and building a foundation for long-term success."
The Suns acquired Bledsoe in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers before the 2013-14 NBA season. He has averaged 18.8 points and six assists per game during his three-plus seasons in Phoenix. He had career-high averages in points (21.1) and assists (6.3) in 2015-16.