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Eric Bledsoe returns to using the Phoenix Suns facilities, but will not rejoin the team

222   //    07 Nov 2017, 07:56 IST

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In the three games Eric Bledsoe played this season he averaged 15.7 PPG...

What's the story?

Jack Maloney from CBS Sports is reporting that the Phoenix Suns are allowing guard Eric Bledsoe to workout at their facilities, but have reiterated that he will not rejoin the team.

In case you didn't know...

On Monday morning the NBA fined Eric Bledsoe $10,000 for his now-famous tweet. A tweet that Bledsoe tried to say was in regards to being at a hair salon, but apparently the league didn't buy that excuse. Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough confirmed the fine in an interview this morning.

The heart of the matter...

Ever since Bledsoe tweeted "I don't wanna be here..." the Suns sent him home as they try to work out a trade for the disgruntled guard. The Suns will allow him to use the facilities to stay in game-shape while they try to work out a suitable trade partner to work a deal with.

NBA Reporter for Yahoo's The Vertical, Shams Charania tweeted the following:

After an 0-3 start the Suns fired head coach Earl Watson, and under interim coach Jay Triano the Suns have regrouped with a 4-3 since.

There have been several teams interested in dealing for Bledsoe, but the parts that Phoenix wants in return are players that those teams do not want to include in a trade.

What's next?

The Phoenix Suns (4-6) will host the Brooklyn Nets (3-6) on Monday night as they try to improve on the 4-3 record they have under interim coach Jay Triano.

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for further information regarding the Eric Bledsoe situation.

Author's take...

It isn't a surprise that the Suns are allowing Bledsoe to work out at their facilities because they want to keep him in the best shape possible as they try to work out a deal. I'm honestly surprised that it has taken this long for a deal to get done, but at the same time Phoenix is trying to get the most they can from their star guard and for some teams that is too much.