Bledsoe and the newfound depth of the Bucks' backcourt and wing positions should help Milwaukee play at the current fashionable pace, while creating the necessary amount of space.
"Eric is a dynamic player who brings scoring and toughness to the court while enhancing our young and talented core", Bucks general manager Jon Horst said in a statement.
Ever since Bledsoe posted that interesting tweet about not wanting to be in Phoenix, it was tough not to consider the possibility of the guard potentially ending up in Philadelphia, especially when looking at all of the insane trades made by the team over the last few years. The NBA fined the eight-year NBA veteran $10,000 for the tweet.
Bledsoe is averaging 15.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in three games for the Suns this season - his fifth with the team. He spent the first five years of his career with the Detroit Pistons before heading to the Bucks.
Monroe has been restricted to just five games this season and hasn't played since October 26 because of a left calf strain. With the trade, the Suns (4-7) now have three first-round picks in 2018.
But he also served as an indicator of just how rapidly the league has changed, too, when he picked up his $17.8 million option for this season rather than take his chances in the open market. The Suns get Milwaukee's second-round pick next year if in the range of 48-60 overall.