The End of Eric Bledsoe in Milwaukee
Eric Bledsoe will probably not be a Milwaukee Bucks player in October. It leaked out over the last couple of days that the Bucks looked to trade Bledsoe and Matthew Dellavedova on the day of the NBA Draft. Bledsoe is a logical player to get dealt from Milwaukee. He did not particularly fit in with Giannis Antetokounmpo, and he has one year on his contract. He makes for a very tradeable asset. And that’s exactly what Milwaukee hoped to do last Thursday night. It’s going to happen before the season. Hell, it could happen before this week is over.
There is a gluttony of point guards making it hard to find a suitor for Bledsoe. Atlanta Hawks were an option on draft night. Even after all of the rumors about Dennis Schroder and Mike Budenholzer having bad blood, it appears that isn’t a thing. You wonder if a team like the Orlando Magic could be possible. Right now, there’s one of the few teams without a point guard. Bledsoe wouldn’t be the perfect fit with Mo Bamba, but it would definitely be better than DJ Augustin. Magic have some pieces for Milwaukee with Nikola Vucevic being the odd man out with the addition of Bamba and throwing in a player like Terrance Ross. This seems like a great fit for each team.
The wild card in this equation is LeBron James. Yes, LeBron. The player who threw a fit that Bledsoe did not make it on his roster last Fall. James is always known to get his way and get players that he wants on his team. If James wants Bledsoe to be part of the next iteration of the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Los Angles Lakers, he’s going to try like hell to make it happen.
So long Bled, we had some fun but the playoff stink will always remain.