The Cleveland Cavaliers could add another solid piece to their championship puzzle this season. However, the Cavs will need to give up a valuable asset in return to do so.

Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe has requested a trade. The Cavaliers are expected to be named among the possible destinations for the veteran guard, but the likelihood of a trade depends on Cleveland’s willingness to include future assets in a possible deal.

Cleveland Cavaliers could acquire Eric Bledsoe for Brooklyn Nets’ 2017 first-round pick

The Cavaliers will be in a good position to get Bledsoe from the Suns if they are willing to give the up 2017 first-round pick from the Brooklyn Nets.

According to Amico Hoops, front office sources are convinced the Suns will reach out to the Cavaliers about a possible deal for Bledsoe that could include the valuable first-rounder.

The Cavs and the Suns had engaged in trade talks during the offseason for Kyrie Irving. It was pointed out then, that the Cavaliers wanted Bledsoe in the deal, but the Suns were unwilling to include young assets.

Adding Bledsoe makes sense for the Cavaliers since Isaiah Thomas is still out indefinitely and Derrick Rose is also down with an injury. However, Amico Hoops sources also pointed out that Cleveland might not agree to give up the first-round pick just for Bledsoe and could ask for young players in the deal.

Eric Bledsoe frustrated with direction of the team

Bledsoe made a lot of noise on Sunday (Oct. 22) after his Twitter post, which indicated that he does not want to be in Phoenix anymore. The tweet came after the Suns decided to fire coach Earl Watson following a dismal 0-3 start.

While he just made his request public on Sunday, ESPN reported that Bledsoe had already informed the Suns about his desire to be traded during the offseason.

The 27-year-old point guard reportedly reached out to team owner Robert Sarver and general manager Ryan McDonough about his trade request.

Bledsoe is reportedly frustrated with the direction of the Suns, as he is looking to play for a winning team. The Suns decided to move on and have sent Bledsoe home while trying to find the best deal on the market.

Bledsoe is expected to attract a lot of interest. In their first three games this season, the eight-year veteran averaged 15.7 points on top of 3.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game. Last season, the former Kentucky standout posted averages of 21.1 points, 6.3 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game in 66 outings.