The Denver Nuggets emerge as one of the top suitors for point guard Eric Bledsoe, who has recently been placed on the trading block after expressing his discontent with the Phoenix Suns. According to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders, the Nuggets and Suns are currently discussing a potential deal that will involve former lottery pick Emmanuel Mudiay.

Phoenix has been aggressively trying to shop Bledsoe following his “I don’t want to be here” tweet that went viral on the Internet over the weekend. Bledsoe, a seven-year veteran, reportedly asked the Suns management for a trade before the start of 2017-18 NBA season, but it’s just now GM Ryan McDonough is making a concerted effort to move the point guard.

The Suns front-office also decided to keep Bledsoe away from the team, giving an assurance that the player will not play another game for Phoenix.

The Mudiay package

Scotto reported that Denver is willing to send Mudiay along with other pieces to Phoenix in exchange for Bledsoe. The Nuggets selected Mudiay with the No.7 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, hoping he would become a long-term fixture at the point guard position.

However, Mudiay’s inability to run the offense has been overly exposed over the past two seasons. He eventually lost the starting point guard spot to veteran Jameer Nelson, and then ceded the role to Jamal Murray in last month's training camp.

While Mudiay has a lot to learn about being a playmaker, the upside is still there for the 21-year-old Congolese player.

The Suns have been trying to land a promising young player in the Bledsoe trade talks, and NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN believes that an unrealistic asking price is keeping any deal from actually happening.

Mudiay could be that young player the Suns are seeking, although the rest of the Nuggets trade package for Bledsoe is still unknown.

Steve Kyle of Basketball Insiders thinks the Nuggets and the Milwaukee Bucks are the two most viable destinations for the disgruntled guard because of the assets they have at their disposal.

Hernangomez out indefinitely

Second-year forward Juan Hernangomez is out indefinitely after he was diagnosed with mononucleosis. The Nuggets didn’t specify the timetable for Hernangomez’s return, though they already decided to keep the Spaniard in Denver during the team’s four-game road trip. Hernangomez, the No.15 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, played a total of 13 minutes and took just one field goal attempt through the Nuggets’ first three games.