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Giannis Antetokounmpo gets Eric Bledsoe as Bucks backcourt partner


The Milwaukee Bucks signed Eric Bledsoe from the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday following a spat that saw the point guard frozen out at the troubled Arizona franchise.

Bledsoe had not played for the team since being sent home by general manager Ryan McDonough on October 23 after a meeting at the squad’s practice facility.

The 27-year-old’s future was cast into doubt a day earlier after he wrote on Twitter: “I don’t wanna be here.”

That post came shortly before Phoenix fired coach Earl Watson and replaced him with interim coach Jay Triano.

The Suns offloaded Bledsoe in exchange for center Greg Monroe, a future first-round draft pick and a 2018 protected second-round pick.

Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst said he had no reservations about moving for Bledsoe, despite the player’s recent disciplinary problems.