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Eric Bledsoe to Suns in three team deal with Clippers, Bucks

The three-team deal announced Tuesday afternoon involves the Clippers, Bucks, and Suns. 

In the deal, Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler will go to Phoenix, Jared Dudley and JJ Redick will go to the Clippers, and two second-round picks will go to the Bucks.

Redick will get a four year, $27 million contract in the sign-and-trade to the Clippers.

This deal seems to be a good trade for all three teams. The Bucks only get two seconds for Redick, but he was about to walk in free agency anyway. The Clippers get their shooter in Redick and a do-it-all guy in Dudley. The Suns get a star-in-the-making in Eric Bledsoe.

After exploring potential trade-partners for Eric Bledsoe, the Clippers finally settled with this deal. Even though new coach Doc Rivers likes Bledsoe a lot, the Clips probably won't find a better deal than this one. They get not only one, but two quality wing players that can shoot the ball, and dumps Butler's salary in the process. The Clippers, however, do need to find a wing stopper now that Butler, their best wing defender, is gone.

The Suns now have a young potential star at point guard to pair with their young potential star at center in Alex Len. Phoenix should let Bledsoe start right away and see how good he can be when handed the reins to a team. He learned under Chris Paul and even started a few games when Paul was hurt, so he shouldn't have a hard time transitioning. Acquiring Bledsoe gives Phoenix gives the Suns flexibility with Goran Dragic. It never hurts to have two good point guards, but Dragic is probably not going to like coming off the bench. It'll be interesting to see what they decide to do with Dragic.

In the deal, Phoenix gets the best long-term prospect while the Clippers get the pieces they need to win now, without losing their prized young point guard for nothing in free agency. 

And for the Bucks, well, at least they got two second-round picks for the player they gave up Tobias Harris for. This was definitely not a good year to be a Bucks fan.

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