It’s been more than a week since the Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe had a falling out. Bledsoe has not been around the team since then and trade chatter about the guard has picked up at times. Yet for now, Suns GM Ryan McDonough is reiterating that there’s no timetable for a Bledsoe trade.
McDonough said by text message Monday that he had no timetable for a potential Bledsoe trade. It’s been speculated that Phoenix could wait until Dec. 15, when players who signed as free agents in the offseason are eligible to be traded.
“We are open to doing a deal whenever the best offer presents itself,” McDonough said. “Any other comments or thoughts from me would be pure speculation at this point.”
Additionally, Bordow caught up with veteran center Tyson Chandler, whose name has been tied to some of the Bledsoe rumors. But to Chandler, trade talks are not on his radar as he seeks to help the young Suns grow:
“At the end of the day I’m a professional and this is my team,” Chandler said. “So until anything changes, I’m going to give them everything I’ve got every single day.
“Just like everybody else, I hear the rumblings. I hear my name being involved in things and trade rumors but I’m at the point where I couldn’t care less,” he said. “I go out there and do my job until the time somebody tells me different. Then I’ll have to address it.”
Chandler said if he ever did get to the point that he wanted to be traded and went to the Suns, “nobody would know about it.” He said he’s at the point of his career where he would feel comfortable having that conversation privately with Managing General Partner Robert Sarver and/or General Manager Ryan McDonough.
“And they can have a conversation with me if they felt like my time was done here and it’s time to go in a different direction,” Chandler said. “It’s a business. It’s not personal.”
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