Eric Bledsoe’s Twitter gaffe from last month has cost him seven games and now a substantial chunk of change.
Phoenix GM Ryan McDonough confirmed to azcentral.com that the NBA fined Bledsoe $10,000 for tweeting “I don’t wanna be here” on Oct. 23 after an 0-3 start for the Suns.
McDonough dismissed the point guard shortly after the tweet and unsuccessfully looked for a trade to get Bledsoe out of town.
“The league doesn’t want to set a precedent of players going off on social media,” Suns teammate Jared Dudley said. “If you ask Bled he probably regrets doing that. He probably would have done something in a different manner. I just think in general you can’t even demand a trade when you’re doing interviews. Just keep it more in house.”
Bledsoe, who is averaging 15.7 points and three assists in three games this season, reportedly is returning to the team early this week.