Eric Bledsoe leaves team after reeling Suns fire Watson

Report: Earl Watson Fired as Phoenix Suns Head Coach

Report: Suns fire Earl Watson

Watson was promoted from assistant to interim head coach of the Suns after Jeff Hornacek was sacked February 1, 2016.

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe somewhat cryptically tweeted "I don't want to be here", Sunday night, and on Monday afternoon the team sent the player home after a meeting, according to ESPN.

The Phoenix Suns have had a hard start to the new National Basketball Association season.

In July, Bledsoe talked about how he has embraced his life in the Phoenix area, but followed that up quickly with: "At the same time, I want to win".


Now into his fifth season with the Suns, Bledsoe has yet to see the playoffs since leaving Los Angeles, and understandably would be eager to find himself in a different situation with a chance to compete. He publicly undercut McDonough last March, when he declared the decision to shut down Bledsoe a "management decision".

In late 2017, the Suns' front office made a decision to shut down veterans Bledsoe, Tyson Chandler, and Brandon Knight, as Phoenix tanked to the No. 4 overall pick in this summer's draft where they selected Josh Jackson.

Ramon Sessions now serves as the Knicks' starting point guard, an aged veteran with his best years behind him.

Bledsoe has been rumored in possible trades for months. This makes some sense as it gives the Suns a young point guard with some skills to try out, while the Nuggets get deeper at a spot of need. Now they have drama amongst their players. He said he's already received calls from teams about Bledsoe's availability and he planned to answer them. They've had two in the first three games of this season. He's whiffed on a few trades (Isaiah Thomas, Goran Dragic) but his draft record is solid (Devin Booker, Josh Jackson, T.J. Warren, Marquese Chriss) and he has had to battle through the systematic dysfunction caused, in part, by an owner, Robert Sarver, who routinely injects himself into basketball-related decisions.

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