FILE - At left, in a March 6, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Greg Monroe (15) shoots during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, in Philadelphia. At right, in a March 12, 2017, file photo, Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) shoots over a Portland Trail Blazers defender during an NBA basketball game, in Phoenix. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks. The deal includes a protected first-round and a protected second-round draft pick, according to the person who spoke Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, on condition of anonymity because the trade first reported by ESPN had not yet been finalized.(AP Photo/File)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have traded disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks for big man Greg Monroe and two 2018 draft picks.
The deal was announced Tuesday, hours before the Bucks played in Cleveland.
Bledsoe has not been with the team since Oct. 22 when he posted "I Don't wanna be here" on Twitter, the same day the Suns fired coach Earl Watson. He had been averaging 15.7 points per game, second behind Devin Booker, and was the team's on-court leader.
Monroe, who joined the Bucks as a free agent in 2015, has been sidelined recently because of a left calf strain.