The Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers have managed to put together a blockbuster deal moving Eric Bledsoe to the Phoenix Suns and J.J. Redick to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jared Dudely will also be moved to Los Angeles along with Redick in the deal. The Phoenix Suns will get Caron Butler along with Bledsoe and the Bucks will receive two second round draft picks according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Doc Rivers met with JJ Redick last night during dinner and apparently that was enough to convince Redick to come to the Clippers. The deal became possible via a sign and trade that was facilitated by the Bucks.
Ryan McDonough, the former Celtics’ assistant GM, played a major part in getting this deal done. Now the GM in Phoenix, McDonough is looking to move the franchise forward in a new direction. The Suns drafted Alex Len with the 5th overall pick this past week in the draft and now he will get a solid point guard to go along with Len to, hopefully, form a powerful pick and roll combination.
Eric Bledsoe was coveted by many teams leading up to this point–the Boston Celtics were among them. The deal is not able to be finalized until July 10th. At that point, the Suns will be able to discuss a contract extension with Bledsoe.
Redick comes to the Clippers on a four year, $27 million deal that will come with a trade kicker as well.