Earlier this week, Phoenix Suns star Eric Bledsoe became the hottest player on the trade market after it appeared he handed in his unofficial trade request on social media following the team's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Since this announcement, his future with the Suns has been up in the air, as he didn't play a single minute for the team during their back-to-back wins against the Sacramento Kings and the Utah Jazz.
However, the ongoing trade saga involving Bledsoe hasn't been a complete headache for general manager Ryan McDonough, as he was able to see the humorous side of the situation during a recent appearance on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Burns & Gambo show, even if the joke was a poor one.
During his appearance on the show, McDonough had a light-hearted answer to a joke asking him to join an office pool for when his point guard is finally going to be traded away.
He said in a joking manner, according to Clutch Points: “I’ll give you Sunday at 2 a.m. Just so people are up refreshing Twitter late night out at the bar.”
Sure enough, people will still probably check Twitter on Sunday at 2 am for anything about the Suns' star, but it's unlikely to happen unless the team is given an incredible offer which they can't refuse, as they have an amazing player on their hands.
Across only 66 games last season, Bledsoe averaged 21 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 6.3 assists. He was one of just seven players to average at least 21 points, four rebounds, and six assists last season, with the other six players being NBA All-Stars, so that's quite some company.
The other six players were Houston Rockets' James Harden, Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry, Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry, and Washington Wizards' John Wall.
So unless an amazing deal lands in McDonough's inbox soon, don't expect the Suns to be trading away Bledsoe anytime soon, but if the situation starts to get uglier, a lesser deal might be accepted just to keep everybody happy in Phoenix.