NBA: Phoenix Suns to sever ties with point guard Eric Bledsoe after inflammatory tweet

Eric Bledsoe (right) of the Phoenix Suns lays up a shot past Larry Nance Jr. of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, on Oct 20, 2017.
Eric Bledsoe (right) of the Phoenix Suns lays up a shot past Larry Nance Jr. of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, on Oct 20, 2017.PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

(REUTERS) - Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe has likely played his final game for the team, general manager Ryan McDonough told reporters on Monday (Oct 23).

Bledsoe was sent home prior to the team's game against Sacramento on Monday after the disgruntled guard tweeted on Sunday (Oct 22): "I don't wanna be here."

McDonough said that Bledsoe had told him the tweet was in reference to being at a hair salon.

"I didn't believe that to be true," McDonough said. "He won't be with us going forward."

Bledsoe, 27, met with the team prior to being sent home.

Phoenix have had a 0-3 start to the season, which includes two defeats by 40-plus points, and fired coach Earl Watson on Sunday.