N-B-A observers are saying the Milwaukee Bucks’ desire to trade guard Eric Bledsoe is an “open secret.” Bledsoe is a solid performer during the regular season who suffers unexplainable drop-offs in performance during the playoffs – every year. It’s likely no trades will happen before the league and the players’ union figure out what the salary cap will be next season. That leaves the Bucks and all the other teams in a holding pattern. Bledsoe has three years and almost 39 million dollars guaranteed on his contract. That complicates the matter and takes leverage away from Milwaukee as general manager Jon Horst looks for a trading partner.