The Milwaukee Bucks have the league’s best record at 39-6, but they would reportedly be willing to deal guard Eric Bledsoe if the right package was offered.
“They would do that, definitely,” an Eastern Conference executive told NBA insider Gery Woelfel.
Another league player personnel director said, “Sure. Publicly, they (the Bucks) say all the right things about him, but I know that’s not the case.”
This isn’t the first time the Bucks have looked into trading Bledsoe.
The Bucks apparently almost dealt Bledsoe to the Dallas Mavericks for Dennis Smith Jr. last season.
Instead, the Bucks re-signed Bledsoe to a four-year, $70 million contract extension.
Some around the league thought that the extension was a move to make him more trade friendly, so other teams would have multiple years of team control, according to Woelfel.
The report also noted that Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer is “more comfortable” with veteran George Hill running the offense and Donte DiVincenzo alongside him in the backcourt.
Bledsoe however, still has upside and plenty to offer.
Last season, he made NBA All-Defensive First Team and this season, he is averaging 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 48.0 percent from the field and 35.4 percent from three-point.