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Bucks deny star G Eric Bledsoe is on the trade block

Bucks star Eric Bledsoe in game against the Nets.
Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The league-best Milwaukee Bucks seem to have the foundation for a run at multiple NBA titles over the next several seasons.

Milwaukee sits at 39-6 on the season, by far the best record in the NBA. This has not stopped rumors from circulating that the Bucks might look to move on from starting point guard Eric Bledsoe ahead of next month’s NBA trade deadline.

Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst is now flatly denying those rumors

“We have no talked to any teams about trading [Bledsoe], since the day that we traded for him,” Horst told Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck. “And I think it’s evident, pretty strongly, in the fact that we extended Eric, what he means to us. The fact that we currently have the best record in the NBA, had the best record last year in the NBA, he’s an All-NBA First Team defender and a guy that we feel strongly should be an All-Star for the Milwaukee Bucks this year. We have not had those conversations, and we are not going to trade Eric Bledsoe.”

As the rest of his team dominates opponents at a near-record clip, Bledsoe has struggled at times this season. The 30-year-old veteran is averaging 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists on the season.

Speculation has included that Milwaukee could move Bledsoe as a way to upgrade in the form of either Chris Paul or Jrue Holiday.

That now apparently doesn’t seem to be the case.

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