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Greg Monroe | Center/Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 250
College: Georgetown
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Greg Monroe officially signed with the Bucks on Thursday.
Khris Middleton reportedly had an important role in bringing Monroe to Milwaukee, and the fact that the Bucks were able to snag a top-tier free agent is a major positive for their organization. Monroe will be the starting center in Milwaukee, and he'll be a double-double threat on a nightly basis. He'll make for a quality mid-round selection in next year's drafts. Jul 9 - 3:19 PM

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Greg Monroe was reportedly offered max-money from each team that he met with, but took a smaller deal with the Bucks as they presented him the best opportunity to make the playoffs immediately.

The Knicks and the Lakers are desperate for a big name free agent, but it looks like both these historic franchise will be striking out yet again during this year's free agency period. The Bucks have an exciting young roster, and being in the East greatly increases Monroe's chances of competing during the postseason. He should have no trouble putting up mid-round value in Milwaukee.
Jul 2 - 2:05 PM

Greg Monroe has signed with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

This is a huge signing for the Bucks as Woj reports that Monroe will sign a three-year, $50 million deal with the team. The Bucks will now field a formidable starting five of Michael Carter-Williams, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker, and Monroe. Monroe will likely play more center alongside Parker and will provide solid mid-round fantasy value next season. Sorry, Knicks fans.

The Bucks and Blazers have "made significant inroads in the pursuit of free agent Greg Monroe," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Interesting. The Knicks and Lakers were considered as the favorites to get Monroe and probably make more sense. The Bucks are a really big surprise in this group because they just signed Khris Middleton to a deal. That means Jabari Parker would play more power forward, making Monroe more of a center for them. As for the Blazers, Monroe would slide right into LaMarcus Aldridge's minutes.
Jul 1 - 8:16 PM

Greg Monroe will meet with the Blazers on Wednesday morning.

Head coach Terry Stotts, general manger Neil Olshey and Portland owner Paul Allen will all be at the meeting, so it looks like the Blazers mean business in regards to their pursuit of Monroe. LaMarcus Aldridge looks set to leave Portland, so Monroe would step into a massive role if he decided to sign with the Blazers. The Knicks, Lakers, Celtics and Bucks are also interested, so this story is far from over.
Jul 1 - 9:32 AM

Greg Monroe has already had meetings with the Knicks and Bucks.

Both teams are looking for a power forward with the Knicks almost in dire straits in that regard. Monroe was sub-par in rim protection last season, which has been a glaring weakness for the Knicks in the past few seasons. Still, Phil Jackson could wind up overpaying for Monroe this summer.
Jul 1 - 4:25 AM

The Lakers' executives are scheduled to meet with the unrestricted free agent Greg Monroe on Wednesday.

It's scheduled to be around noon in Washington D.C. Monroe is just a shade below the elite power forwards in free agency, but there's a decent chance some teams offer a max deal for him with the market the way it is right now. Monroe will be on a new team next year. His rim protection needs some serious help, though.
Jul 1 - 3:01 AM

Greg Monroe will meet with the Knicks on Wednesday.

Monroe should be near the top of the Knicks' wish list, but several other teams such as the Celtics, Lakers, Bucks and Blazers could make things interesting. The Knicks are also said to be in the running for LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan as well, so it will be interesting to see of Phil Jackson can surround Carmelo Anthony with some talent.
Jul 1 - 12:20 AM

The Lakers are expected to meet with free agent Greg Monroe on Wednesday.

L.A. is casting a wide net in free agency with a focus on big men. Their primary targets are reportedly DeAndre Jordan and LaMarcus Aldridge, but they may also have interest in Kevin Love, Tyson Chandler and Robin Lopez. Previous reports suggest that the Knicks are a likely landing spot for Monroe, who will also meet with Milwaukee and Portland.
Jun 30 - 11:12 PM

Greg Monroe will be looking for a three-year deal as an unrestricted free agent, with a player option on the final year of the contract.

Monroe, like many players around the league, seems intent upon signing a short-term deal in order to again hit the open market when the salary cap is expected to be at $108 million. He'll reportedly be meeting with the Bucks, Lakers, Trail Blazers and Knicks, with the Knicks currently penciled in as the frontrunners to acquire his services.
Source: USA Today
Jun 30 - 7:16 PM

The Knicks are expected to be the favorites to sign Greg Monroe.

This was the case all along with the Knicks having plenty of money to invest in a power forward. Monroe is likely going to get a deal close to max and should also receive interest from the Celtics, Lakers, Bucks and Blazers. It would be a major shock to see him head back to the Pistons.
Jun 29 - 4:42 PM

Free agent Greg Monroe strongly suggested that he won't re-sign with the Pistons, and he'll meet with at least five teams once free agency begins -- the Bucks, Celtics, Knicks, Lakers and Trail Blazers.

"I don’t want to be anywhere I’m not wanted," Monroe said. "[The Pistons] have different plans and I respect that." This isn't at all surprising and Monroe said that he hopes to join a team "that's ready to win," where he can be "the missing piece." All five of the teams Monroe is expected to meet with have copious cap space and a thin frontcourt.
Jun 28 - 8:14 PM

The Knicks will meet with Greg Monroe when free agency begins.

Monroe will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and the Knicks have long been rumored to be a favorite to land his services. He'll reportedly meet with four to five other teams in addition to the Knicks, so it doesn't sound like he'll have any shortage of suitors. For what it's worth, the Pistons have said they're not optimistic about retaining Monroe, which is likely why they made the trade for Ersan Ilyasova.
Source: ESPN
Jun 28 - 6:36 PM

The Detroit Pistons are not optimistic about keeping unrestricted free agent Greg Monroe.

Team president and head coach Stan Van Gundy said the team is "not entirely optimistic" about keeping Monroe in Detroit and it's starting to look like last month's trade for Ersan Ilyasova was more than just an insurance policy. Van Gundy hasn't publicly ruled out the possibility of Monroe returning, but it doesn't bode well for the Pistons that the Celtics, Knicks, and others are ready to join the mix when the 25-year-old hits the open market.
Source: ESPN
Jun 23 - 10:02 AM

There is "strong speculation" Greg Monroe will sign with either the Knicks or Celtics, according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.

This is coming from a reporter following the Bucks, who just traded away Ersan Ilyasova. Both Boston and New York are very possible to land Monroe, who is an unrestricted free agent. One thing that does seem clear is Detroit won't be in the mix.
Jun 13 - 10:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Greivis Vasquez
3Jorge Gutierrez
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2O.J. Mayo
3Jerryd Bayless
4Rashad Vaughn
SF1Khris Middleton
2Damien Inglis
PF1Jabari Parker
2Miles Plumlee
3Chris Copeland
C1Greg Monroe
2John Henson
3Johnny O'Bryant