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Greg Monroe
Greg Monroe
Position: F
Born: 06/04/90
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $16,407,500
He characterized New York’s meeting as a “good presentation” — one that detailed why he’s such a great fit in Jackson’s triangle — but he pushed back at the idea that the Knicks were frontrunners because he met with them so quickly in free agency. “That was just the way it was scheduled,” Monroe told the Daily News. “There was nothing extra. I wasn’t the only player teams were meeting with and that’s just how it fell in place.”
“The interest was definitely there (with the Knicks),” Monroe said. “I took an interest in everybody that was willing to meet with me. I don’t like to take anybody’s time for granted. I definitely didn’t take their time for granted. I made a decision based on the things that I was looking for and I wanted. At this point, I’d rather not (talk about it). It doesn’t matter anymore. Any questions anybody has, I could honestly not care less. I’m happy with where I’m at. I definitely feel like I made the right decision.”
Jason Kidd: When we look back at our free agency this summer and also our draft, we executed the plan that we talked about leading up to that time. The whole process with Greg Monroe was a good one. He was really our first option. So I was glad to be able to talk to him during the process, and see what he was thinking. I spent a little time with him, and explained to him why we thought he fit what we were trying to do. Being able to understand that he did know what we were going to be able to do, we felt we were prepared with that. Actually ending up with him joining our team was great. The nice thing is that we saw a plan, and we put it together and shared it with Greg, and felt he could be a big part of our growth. And he felt the same way. That’s the way you always want it to happen.
Monroe wasn’t pushing the storyline, though: He was reluctant to delve into details about his 2015 free agency, which he now views as irrelevant to the upcoming season. His agent, David Falk, told the News that all four teams that met with Monroe in free agency — including the Knicks, Lakers and Blazers — were offering max deals for any number of years desired. In the end, Falk said, the decision was centered on Milwaukee’s position as an emerging contender in the Eastern Conference.
“I can’t speak for what a free agent was thinking about when we left,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said of the Knicks’ courtship of Monroe. “Free agents are free to decide who they want to play with. I don’t recall there being any promises made when we left the room that he was definitely signing with us. We were the first of his meetings as far as I knew from he and his agent and we had our opportunity and he chose Milwaukee. It seems like it’s going to be a really good fit. He’s a really, really good player. Happy for him. We like the guy we got at the center position.”