Stein: Suns looking to include Tyson Chandler in Eric Bledsoe trade

Oct 27, 2017, 10:57 AM | Updated: 8:30 pm
Phoenix Suns' Tyson Chandler, center, and Eric Bledsoe question referee Eric Lewis about a call as ...
Phoenix Suns' Tyson Chandler, center, and Eric Bledsoe question referee Eric Lewis about a call as Suns head coach Earl Watson, left, looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The Suns won 105-103. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

The Phoenix Suns have reportedly explored ways to pair big man Tyson Chandler with disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe in trade talks, Marc Stein reported Friday.

This season, Chandler is averaging 7.6 points and 10.0 rebounds in 24.6 minutes per game.

Chandler is in his third year of a 4-year, $52 million contract. He is set to make $13 million this season.

The Suns have been looking to make a trade since Bledsoe took to Twitter Sunday saying “I Dont wanna be here.” Bledsoe was sent home prior to a shootaround Monday and hasn’t rejoined the team.

“This is a reset. This is a turning of the page,” McDonough said about Bledsoe being sent home. “As we try to change the culture and build a foundation that’s sustainable for long-term success, we didn’t want him to be a distraction.”

Chandler’s name has been brought up in trade scenarios before. In July, ESPN listed potential offseason trades for the Suns and the big man was involved in three out of five. His name was also thrown around in a potential sign-and-trade with the San Antonio Spurs for then-restricted free agent Jonathan Simmons.

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