The Eric Bledsoe saga in Phoenix came to an end on Tuesday afternoon, when word came down of Bledsoe’s trade to the Milwaukee Bucks. Bledsoe will head to one of the more interesting rosters in the Eastern Conference, while the Suns will get a rather complex first-round pick and Greg Monroe back for their standout point guard.
Before he goes to his new stomping grounds, Bledsoe wanted to comment on the last few weeks, his time in Phoenix, and the new opportunity on the horizon. He recorded a video for Uninterrupted that was posted onto its Instagram page.
Curiously, Bledsoe started his video by telling viewers that he has never been a liar before jumping into thanking those involved in the Suns organization.
So first things first, Bledsoe looks really happy for the opportunity to head to Milwaukee. The weeks since his public trade request had to have been tough, and he very much looks like a massive weight is now off of his shoulders.
But it’s still interesting that he started off his goodbye video by stressing that he’s not a liar. Suns general manager Ryan McDonough called out Bledsoe’s honesty when discussing the trade request — Bledsoe told him his apparent trade request was about a hair salon, and McDonough did not believe that was true.
This is all in the past, now, and both the Suns and Bledsoe are getting a fresh start. And based on what he said in the video, Bledsoe cannot wait for the opportunity to be a Buck.