Eric Bledsoe apparently doesn’t want to lace up for the Phoenix Suns anymore.
The 27-year-old point guard took to Twitter late Sunday evening to share his desires of wanting to play elsewhere.
I Dont wanna be here
— Eric Bledsoe (@EBled2) October 22, 2017
Bledsoe’s declaration came after the Suns fired coach Earl Watson. The team’s record fell to 0-3 after it lost to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. On opening night, the team’s 124-76 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers became the biggest blowout defeat in franchise history.
Speaking of the Clippers, forward DeAndre Jordan sent out a cryptic tweet that was possibly about Bledsoe.
“Come back home bro,” Jordan tweeted.
Come back home bro
— DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) October 22, 2017
Bledsoe played for the Clippers from 2010 to 2013.
The Clippers could use a stellar point guard to play alongside defender Patrick Beverly. Chris Paul, who led the team for six seasons, was traded to the Houston Rockets this past offseason.
“It had nothing to do with who was in L.A., but more to do with who was in Houston,” Paul said of the trade in an interview with ESPN’s The Undefeated. “I feel like the last six years we’ve had a great run. I felt like it was not only a good time for a change for me, but for the team, too. Everyone says, ‘We get killed. We can’t get there. We just can’t get over the hurdle.’ I felt like it was time for a change.”
A change could be coming soon for Bledsoe, who will not play in tonight’s game against the Sacramento Kings. Sources say he met with the Suns and was sent home after Monday’s shootaround.
During the meeting, Bledsoe told management his tweet wasn’t about the team — an excuse Suns GM Ryan McDonough doesn’t believe.
“He said he was at a hair salon. … I didn’t believe that to be true,” McDonough said, per ABC15 Sports. “He won’t be with us going forward.”
ESPN reports the Suns is actively looking to trade Bledsoe.