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Eric Bledsoe provides a strange explanation to the Suns for his controversial tweet

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Phoenix Suns star Eric Bledsoe is close to getting his wish to depart the franchise as the team confirmed they are actively looking to trade him.

The guard caused huge controversy over the weekend after a tweet he posted saying: "I don't wanna be here."

The post was certainly cryptic but it has been interpreted as the 27-year-old looking for a way out of Phoenix.

The Arizona-based outfit has made a horrendous start to the season losing all three games, two of which were in embarrassing fashion.

They suffered the heaviest season-opening loss in NBA history after a 48-point thumping at home by the Portland Trail Blazers and a 42-point defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.

This led to the organisation firing head coach Earl Watson after the shocking start and it appears Bledsoe is looking to follow him out of the door.

According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the team's owner Robert Sarver and general manager Ryan McDonough met with the former Kentucky product on Monday and sent him home following talks.

McDonough later revealed that Bledsoe provided a bizarre explanation for his tweet, one which he wasn't buying at all.

"He said he was at a hair salon," McDonough told reporters. "It wasn't about the Suns or anything related to the Suns. He said he was at a hair salon with his girl and that he didn't wanna be there anymore.

"I don't believe that to be true. He won't be with us going forward. We thought about it and talked about it with [owner] Robert [Sarver] and my staff and Coach Triano and his staff and decided it's what's best for the organisation."

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McDonough revealed that he has already received calls about trades for Bledsoe and plans to assess all the options available to him.

Teams such as the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks are believed to have reached out to the Suns to discuss a deal and they are hoping to move him soon.

Despite this messy situation, Bledsoe is still an attractive player for other teams following his career year last season.

The eight-year veteran averaged 21.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.3 assists for a struggling Phoenix team.

He is one of the most athletic point guards in the league and plays on both ends of the floor which makes him valuable at that position. It'll be interesting to see where he lands.

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