HoopsHype Greg Monroe rumors


March 27, 2015 Updates

Pistons forward Greg Monroe said he will play again for the Pistons this season. He just doesn't know when. Monroe was expected to miss his sixth consecutive game Friday night when the Pistons face the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. "It's definitely something I will be fine before end of the season," Monroe said following the Pistons game-day shootaround. "I am not there yet obviously, but it is definitely something that should not take a month for me to get over." Detroit News

March 17, 2015 Updates

Detroit Pistons center-forward Greg Monroe has been ruled out for tonight's 7:30 game against the Memphis Grizzlies with a right knee strain, the team announced today. It is Monroe's second career game missed due to injury. He missed a March 6, 2013 game at New York with an ankle sprain. Booth Newspapers

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Against that backdrop, the Pistons will make another run at Monroe this year, and they have five years and more money than any other team can pay him to offer. If they choose to do so, they might be back in the Monroe business next year, Falk said. "Absolutely, absolutely," Detroit is one of the teams Monroe would consider, Falk said. Booth Newspapers

Monroe instead signed a $5.479 million qualifying offer, turning down four years at about $14 million from Detroit -- "Most players would have taken the money," Falk said -- in exchange for the privilege of becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer. "Greg is one of the brightest clients I've ever represented," Falk said. "He's very mature, he's very intelligent, he's very thoughtful, he's very analytical. I laid out all the options and he decided that he wanted to have options." Booth Newspapers

February 28, 2015 Updates

Pistons general manager and coach Stan Van Gundy had a chance to lock up burly power forward Greg Monroe last summer with a long-term deal when he became a restricted free agent. Now Detroit could be burned. Despite all the talk about the Knicks’ 2015 cap space, several league executives think they’re going to have a hard time landing players given their bleak situation. They do believe the Knicks have a legitimate shot at two guys — Long Island’s Tobias Harris and Monroe. New York Post

“I’m not thinking about it right now, honestly,’’ Monroe said at the morning shootaround before the Knicks’ 121-115 double-overtime triumoh on Friday night. “I’m focusing on what I have to do for this team. It’s something down the line. When I get to that point, I’ll always make the right decision for me and my family, but right now I’m just focusing what I have to do here.’’ New York Post

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If that's true — and Monroe denied reports in December he wanted to be traded — the only way for Van Gundy to salvage something is to deal him by the deadline next Thursday. Makes sense, as long as you acknowledge you'd be giving up on the playoffs, and you understand Monroe can say no. The Pistons coach and president of basketball operations has done the cost analysis, and recognizes a trade is unlikely. "It's not gonna happen," Van Gundy said Wednesday. "I don't know where Greg's head will be in the offseason, but we're still hopeful of Greg Monroe for the long term. And with him going into free agency, you won't get a lot, maybe a pick. I'm not gonna walk in that locker room and give up a piece like that and then tell the guys we're trying to make the playoffs. They deserve the chance to ride this out. You never say never to anything, but I can tell you about 99.9 percent, Greg Monroe's not going anywhere." Detroit News

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Detroit Pistons forward-center Greg Monroe planned for unrestricted free agency so he could choose his next team, and that remains the case. Whether Monroe gets a true max or not, he's going to receive a lucrative deal, and the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks are among the possible suitors. USA Today Sports

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Continuing to bolster their NBA roster, Jordan Brand has signed Detroit Pistons power forward Greg Monroe to an endorsement deal. Starting 5 Online's Nick Metallinos got the scoop following tonight's game at Madison Square Garden. Sole Collector

December 23, 2014 Updates

Now that Josh Smith is gone, what does the long-term future hold for Greg Monroe? A rival executive believes he will end up with the New York Knicks. “I could see $48 million for four years. I don’t think he’s a max (contract) guy, but he is pretty good. He might get more based on who is left on the board. I could see New York overpaying him,” the executive told SheridanHoops. SheridanHoops

An Eastern Conference scout also believes Monroe and the Knicks could be a fit down the road. “I think the Knicks are a possible free agency destination,” the scout told SheridanHoops. “He has above-average passing ability, which makes him attractive for the triangle. If the Knicks strike out on the so-called top-tier guys, I think it makes sense.” SheridanHoops

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