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Eric Bledsoe sent home, does not expect to play for Suns again

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) drives on Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Phoenix. Phoenix defeated Charlotte 120-103. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe will not play Monday against the Sacramento Kings after meeting with the team before shootaround, reports ESPN’s Chris Haynes.

John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station confirmed the report.

It was initially unclear to why Bledsoe will not play.

On Sunday, just before Phoenix fired head coach Earl Watson, Bledsoe tweeted,  “I Dont wanna be here.” Gambadoro added Monday morning that Bledsoe had requested a trade before the season and his displeasure in Phoenix was not related to the firing of Watson.

Bledsoe, who was the first major trade acquisition by general manager Ryan McDonough, has been with the team since 2013. This season, he’s averaging 15.7 points, 3.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game.

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