The landscape at the Phoenix Suns could soon be changing drastically, especially after they started the season 0-3 with their most recent loss coming on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Suns' 130-88 loss to the Clippers last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California saw the team's head coach Earl Watson fired within hours after the game had concluded. The team also dismissed three members of Watson's staff, including Bjorkgren, and player development coaches Mehmet Okur and Jason Fraser.
For the time being, Phoenix has selected Jay Triano to take over as the interim head coach, but this may not be the end of their departures if one player's issues aren't sorted out.
Following their loss to Los Angeles, the Suns' star player Eric Bledsoe released his frustrations with the team on his Twitter account, and while fans will understand why he's annoyed, they won't want to see this kind of anger.
The point guard said in a very simple, but clear tweet: "I Dont wanna be here," which may be his unofficial trade request.
Bobby Marks of ESPN was quick to point out following this tweet that when former Suns player Markieff Morris publicly demanded a trade from the team back in September 2015, he was fined $10,000 by the NBA for his actions. Perhaps the same course of action will be taken against Bledsoe.
Demanding trades in the past, however, hasn't always worked out for the team trying to deal the player in question away, especially in most recent times during the NBA offseason with the Indiana Pacers trying to deal Paul George and the New York Knicks trying to move on Carmelo Anthony. Both of those teams ended up receiving a lot less than what they could have for those players.
Although he still has about $30 million over two years remaining on his contract, Bledsoe is already gathering some interest, as Clippers star and former teammate DeAndre Jordan appeared to respond to the tweet by sending one out of his own which said: "Come back home bro."
The 27-year-old spent the first three years of his NBA career playing alongside Jordan for the Clippers, and fortunately for him, the team is currently short a starting guard with Milos Teodosic out indefinitely with a foot injury, so he could be an option.
Bledsoe averaged a career-high 21.1 points and 6.3 assists last season and is currently averaging 15.7 points, three assists, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.3 steals over 27.7 minutes per game after the Suns' first three contests this season.
The Suns are yet to confirm if this is an official trade request, but would likely be looking to receive young players and picks in return for his services if they decide to trade him away. They certainly wouldn't be looking for anything less, as it would be a huge blow to them and their season if they did.
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