The Phoenix Suns plan to include veteran center Tyson Chandler in a trade involving disgruntled guard Eric Bledsoe, who recently expressed his intention to leave the team following a 0-3 start. Marc Stein of ESPN reported that the Suns have been planning to throw Chandler’s name into the trade package for Bledsoe. The 35-year-old Chandler joined the Suns in 2015 and signed a four-year deal worth $52 million.

This season, Chandler will earn $13 million and $13.58 million in the last season of the deal. Chandler, who is in his 17th NBA season, is averaging 7.6 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in five contests so far this season.

He also played for the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats, Dallas Mavericks and the New York Knicks.

In his career, he won a Defensive Player of the Year award, an NBA championship and made it to the All-Star once. In 1,038 career games, Chandler averaged 8.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per outing. If Chandler gets traded, the Suns will give more playing time to young big men such as Alex Len, Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender.

Bledsoe for Brogdon explored

According to Gery Woelfel of Woelfel’s Press Box, the Suns want to trade Bledsoe for reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks. Aside from Brogdon, Woelfel said the Suns would likely require a combination of players with Brogdon for Bledsoe, who earlier tweeted, "I don't wanna be here," after the Suns dropped their third straight game.

Suns general manager Ryan McDonough also confirmed that the team wants to move forward without Bledsoe, who was sent home following his meeting with the front office recently. The Suns have spoken to several teams about Bledsoe but their high demands have surprised interested takers.

The 24-year-old Brogdon is averaging 16 points per game this season. In three games with the Suns this season, the 27-year-old Bledsoe averaged 15.7 points and three assists. In 421 career games, Bledsoe averaged 13.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per outing.

Mirotic wants out of Bulls

Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago reported that Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic will ask for a trade if the team retains Bobby Portis.

The two were involved in a skirmish during practice on October 17, leaving Mirotic with a concussion and maxillary fractures due to a punch by Portis. Mirotic is out indefinitely while Portis was suspended for eight games by the Bulls. However, Mirotic is eligible to be traded in January because he signed as a free-agent with the Bulls in September.