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Eric Bledsoe sent home, unlikely to play for Suns again, per GM

Eric Bledsoe sent home, unlikely to play for Suns again, per GM
Published On: Mon, Oct 23
Apr 10, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) dribbles the ball past New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon (10) during the second half of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans won 90-75. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe has likely played his final game for the team, general manager Ryan McDonough told reporters Monday.

McDonough said he, interim coach Jay Triano and Bledsoe met Monday morning and that Bledsoe was sent home at the end of the discussion. He will not play in Monday's home game against the Sacramento Kings.

Bledsoe "won't be with us going forward," McDonough said.

McDonough said he called Bledsoe on the phone to inquire about the veteran guard's tweet Sunday, when he posted "I Don't wanna be here" hours before the Suns fired Earl Watson.

"He said he was at a hair salon," McDonough told reporters. "It wasn't about the Suns or anything related to the Suns. He said he was at a hair salon with his girl and that he didn't wanna be there anymore.

"I don't believe that to be true. We thought about it and talked about it with [owner] Robert [Sarver] and my staff and Coach Triano and his staff and decided it's what's best for the organization."

The general manager is actively engaged with several teams in trade talks for Bledsoe, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and the team hopes to make a deal soon.

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