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Greg Monroe | Center/Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 250
College: Georgetown
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According to Pistons beat writer David Mayo, Greg Monroe will likely leave Detroit this summer.
Monroe will become an unrestricted free agent in July, and as of right now it looks like he could be wearing a different uniform next season. When asked if the Pistons would consider offering Monroe a two-year deal with an opt-out clause for next season (when the salary cap expands), Stan Van Gundy said that he would consider all options. Monroe has said that returning to Detroit would be a possibility, but SVG may not want to fork over the necessary funds required to keep him. This story is far from over, and the rumors will only heat up as we approach July. May 31 - 1:45 PM
Source: M Live

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Greg Monroe said returning to the Pistons is still a viable option in free agency.

While Monroe had previously been thought to be on his way out of town once he becomes a free agent this summer, he said the Pistons are a frontrunner to sign him. "I have ties here; I have been here my whole (adult) life," Monroe said. "They drafted me, so of course I am going to listen to them with the same ear as I listen to everybody else. They have the upper hand." The Pistons can offer Monroe the most money this summer, but he's also spoken about meeting with the Knicks once free agency begins so we'll just have to wait and see what happens here.
Apr 21 - 11:06 AM

Greg Monroe said at Wednesday's shootaround that he will meet with Phil Jackson on July 1 if he is interested, but also said that he won't rule out staying in Detroit.

Monroe added that his decision won't be "drawn out," but it does it looks like his days as a Piston are numbered. The fact that the Pistons haven't even held discussions with Monroe over a new contract is definitely cause for concern, and it doesn't seem likely that they would give him close to a max deal. This story will only heat up over the summer, so we will pass along any additional information when we know more.
Apr 15 - 1:03 PM

Greg Monroe and the Pistons have not had any dialogue about a new contract.

"Greg and I have not spent any time talking about that," Van Gundy said. "I don't think it would be appropriate, number one, to be focusing on anything beyond the rest of the season until the season's over." Monroe also revealed that Joe Dumars' regime never approached him with an initial extension offer, and signs continue to point to the Moose and Detroit going their separate ways this summer.
Source: MLive.com
Apr 13 - 10:46 AM

Greg Monroe was solid during Sunday's win over Charlotte, scoring 17 points (4-of-10 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs), with nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block through 33 minutes of action.

Monroe has played very well since the All-Star break, putting in averages of 18.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game on 51.7 percent shooting. There will be a lot of teams vying for his services during the offseason, and it'll be interesting to see how high Detroit will go to retain his services as an unrestricted free agent.
Apr 12 - 7:09 PM

Greg Monroe denied the report by Frank Isola of the New York Daily News that stated his move to the Knicks this offseason is virtually a "done deal."

"You write it's a done deal, there must be another Greg Monroe around here that I don't know about, because I haven't agreed to anything," said Monroe. "This stuff right here, it's just unfortunate that we have to talk about it. I know we have to. But I talk to my agent every day, and I know for sure, I'm 100-percent, 1,000-percent confident, that he hasn't done anything. If they [the Knicks] have interest, maybe they might have commented on that. But I haven't even gotten to that place yet."
Source: mlive.com
Apr 12 - 4:12 PM

Reports are intensifying that the Knicks will be going hard after Greg Monroe in free agency, and one league executive said that it was "about as close to a done deal as you can get."

Phil Jackson would be in some serious trouble with the league if this were true due to tampering rules, but it's no secret that the Knicks are desperate for a quality big. Monroe is averaging 16.1 points, 10.5 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.1 steals this season, and it wouldn't be surprising if the Knicks gave him close to a max contract offer. We will follow this story very closely in the offseason, but there is no reason to think that the Pistons won't be in play as well.
Apr 12 - 9:23 AM

Greg Monroe scored 17 points with 12 boards, three assists and one steal against the Pacers on Friday.

He had a similar game in his return on Wednesday with 19 points and 10 boards in 31 minutes. Monroe should be ready to go with minutes in the mid 30s the rest of the way. He'll have an excellent chance for a 20-10 line against a decimated Hornets team on Sunday.
Apr 11 - 12:26 AM

Greg Monroe returned from an 11-game absence on Wednesday against the Celtics with 19 points, 10 boards, one assist, two blocks and three steals in 31 minutes.

He was only expected to play 5-6 minute stints, but he came out and logged 7:21 in the first quarter right off the bat and his playing time looked like he was 100 percent. Monroe said after the game he felt fine and he didn't forget how to play basketball. He also said he was able to get his legs under himself tonight. For now, it looks like Monroe should be a must-start player the rest of the way.
Apr 8 - 10:55 PM

Greg Monroe is expected to play 5-6 minutes in each of the first three quarters on Wednesday.

The Pistons will see how the game shapes up in the fourth quarter before making a call on his minutes. Fantasy owners can't really count on Monroe tonight with so many games. Anthony Tolliver is not an option either.
Apr 8 - 5:13 PM

Greg Monroe (knee) was able to go through a full practice, and he's expected to start on Wednesday against the Celtics.

This is great news for Monroe and his owners. There is nothing that suggests Monroe will be limited, but it's hard to imagine him returning and immediately playing a full slate of minutes. Regardless, Monroe should be picked up where he was dropped, even if it's on a speculative basis since he'll be starting immediately. Anthony Tolliver will head back to the bench.
Apr 6 - 11:59 AM

Greg Monroe (knee) is not going to play on Saturday night against the Heat.

There is some hope he'll be ready for Wednesday, but there's really no point with the Pistons firmly in the lottery. Anthony Tolliver will start while we should see more offense out of Andre Drummond. The other Pistons starters also benefit.
Apr 4 - 5:57 PM

Greg Monroe (knee) hopes to return for the Pistons' "last five games," according to Stan Van Gundy.

Monroe is slowly ramping up his activity and could return as soon as this weekend, according to SVG, though a return for the final five games would have him in uniform on Wednesday, Apr. 8. Anyone struggling to win this week should look for safer options, but this at least gives some hope to owners holding Monroe until the bitter end.
Mar 31 - 6:47 PM

Greg Monroe (knee) has been officially ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.

It wouldn't be a huge shock to see the Pistons shut Monroe for the rest of the season at this point as they're firmly out of the playoff picture. Anthony Tolliver will again pick up the start on Tuesday, while Monroe can be dropped by fantasy owners who are fighting to get to the next round of their playoffs.
Mar 31 - 12:16 PM

Greg Monroe (knee) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.

The Pistons are considering shutting Monroe down for the season so this shouldn't take any owners by surprise. With the playoffs out of reach and only nine games remaining after Sunday, there isn't much incentive for Monroe to play at less than 100 percent. Owners fighting for their fantasy playoff lives should move on to a healthy alternative.
Mar 29 - 4:52 PM

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