KEY POINTS

  • Eric Bledsoe will not be traded
  • Bucks satisfied with currenty roster
  • Bucks won't be actively looking to tweak roster

The Milwaukee Bucks continue to roll this 2019-20 NBA season and have little to no reason to tweak their roster with a 39-6 win-loss record in the Eastern Conference. And to set the records straight, Eric Bledsoe is not on the block contrary to the growing belief.

Bucks general manager Jon Horst told the Bleacher Report that they have not discussed any deal with other teams about a possible trade involving the 30-year-old guard. He pointed out how Milwaukee has the best record the past two years, hinting that there is no reason for them to change it up.

"I think it's evident, pretty strongly, in the fact that we extended Eric, what he means to us. The fact that we currently have the best record in the NBA, had the best record last year in the NBA, he's an All-NBA First Team defender and a guy that we feel strongly should be an All-Star for the Milwaukee Bucks this year. We have not had those conversations, and we are not going to trade Eric Bledsoe," he said.

Word of a potential Bledsoe trade first made its rounds when NBA reporter Gery Woelfel revealed that the Bucks would consider dealing away the defensive guard. Further, he said that it was not the first time that Milwaukee considered trading the 6-foot-1 guard.

Bledsoe is one of the better defensive guards in the NBA to date. He was part of the All-Defensive First Team last season aside from putting up good numbers. In 37 games this season, Bledsoe has averaged 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 26.1 minutes of action per Basketball-Reference.com.

Other than that, Bledsoe did sign a four-year extension with the Milwaukee Bucks back in March 2019 worth $70 million. At 30, this could be the last contract for the 18th overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft.

With the NBA trade deadline fast approaching, the Bucks are not expected to be active pursuing deals. Horst reasoned that they are pretty much content at the performance of the team right now and that they plan to stick to this group.

"I don't anticipate us being incredibly active. We are very happy with the group that we have, and I think there's a strong chance that we stick with the group that we have," he said.

Eric Bledsoe Eric Bledsoe #2 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA preseason game against the Brisbane Bullets at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 13, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona Photo: Christian Peterson/GETTY