Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe was sent home, will not play in Monday night's game against the Sacramento Kings and likely has played his final game for the team, general manager Ryan McDonough told reporters Monday.
The Suns met with the 27-year-old Bledsoe before a shootaround Monday morning and he left at the end of the discussion.
McDonough is actively engaged with several teams in trade talks for Bledsoe, according to multiple reports.
Monday's meeting occurred a day after the Suns fired coach Earl Watson.
Bledsoe summed up his frustration in a tweet before Sunday's announcement of the coaching change surfaced: "I Dont wanna be here."
Bledsoe later tried to put that tweet in context, although McDonough wasn't buying the excuse.
"He said he was at a hair salon. ... I didn't believe that to be true," McDonough said. "He won't be with us going forward."
The Suns lost 130-88 on Saturday night to the Los Angeles Clippers, dropping to 0-3 to start the season. It was the Suns' second loss by 40-plus points this season.
The team announced Sunday night that associate head coach Jay Triano was taking over for Watson as interim head coach.
Watson was beginning his second full year on the job after being promoted from assistant coach to interim coach when Jeff Hornacek was fired on Feb. 1, 2016. Watson signed a three-year contract as head coach on April 19, 2016. The Suns went 33-85 on his watch.
"The whole team is embarrassed," Bledsoe said after the loss to the Clippers, then shouldered some of the blame. "I think I have to do a better job of being a leader and a floor general out there."
Of the Suns' start to the season, Bledsoe said, "It happens, but not to this point."
Bledsoe is averaging 15.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists for the Suns this season -- his fifth with the team. He is entering his eighth NBA season and owns career averages of 13.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists.