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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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Greg Monroe and his agent reportedly sought a sign-and-trade with at least five teams, including the Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder.
These deals obviously never came to fruition as Monroe has said he will accept the Pistons' one-year qualifying offer of $5.5 million and become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 season. Monroe has yet to sign his qualifying offer, however, so there is a chance he and his camp are hoping for a last-minute trade. Regardless of where he plays in 2014-15, Monroe should be a mid-round draft target after averaging 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks during during the 2013-14 season. Aug 21 - 1:20 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Greg Monroe will accept the Pistons' qualifying offer of $5.5 million.

It's an interesting move for Monroe, who becomes one of the better players to have ever signed a qualifying offer instead of taking a long-term deal. He will be an unrestricted free agent next summer and will almost certainly be looking at a contract in the double-digits for millions per season. The Pistons will now likely have to figure out how they're going to use Josh Smith because he's certainly not a small forward in coach Stan Van Gundy's system.
Source: USA Today
Aug 12 - 7:14 PM

Restricted free agent Greg Monroe is open to accepting a one-year qualifying offer with the Pistons.

The qualifying offer would guarantee Monroe $5.3 million for the 2014-15 season and ensure that the 24-year-old would become an unrestricted free agent after the season. Monroe has yet to receive an offer sheet from another team and signing his qualifying offer presents his best chance to receive the contract he thinks he deserves. Monroe averaged 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks during his 2013-14 campaign and should present a solid mid-round fantasy value heading into the 2014-15 season.
Aug 12 - 9:19 AM

The Pacers have reportedly contacted the Pistons about restricted free agent Greg Monroe.

Monroe's return from Africa this week may jumpstart contract talks, but it's unknown whether he'll re-sign with Detroit or end up being part of a sign-and-trade deal. The Pacers have reportedly been shopping Roy Hibbert since Paul George's season-ending injury, but Hibbert doesn't make much sense for Detroit with Andre Drummond at center. As the best free agent big men left on the market, Monroe will continue draw plenty of interest -- the Hawks, Suns and Trail Blazers have also been linked to him in sign-and-trade scenarios.
Aug 10 - 3:22 PM

Greg Monroe will return from his trip in Africa on Saturday and will "sort things out" with his free agency status.

"I'm really not sure what is going to happen, I've just enjoyed my time here, and it's been nice to get away and do something positive with my time," Monroe said. The Detroit Free Press reported that Monroe and the Pistons are at a standstill while Yahoo! reported the Suns, Hawks and Blazers are talking a sign-and-trade deal. There doesn't appear to be an end in sight for the NBA's best available free agent big man.
Aug 9 - 10:06 AM

The Pistons remain at a standstill with restricted free agent Greg Monroe.

Monroe and Eric Bledsoe are still available in free agency and it's nearly the middle of August. The Pistons have reportedly "moved from their initial five-year, $60 million offer" and the impasse could last into next month. The Hawks, Blazers and Suns are also in the mix to strike up a deal for the big man.
Aug 8 - 10:25 AM

The Pistons are discussing a sign and trade of restricted free agent Greg Monroe, according to Yahoo! Sports reporter Adrian Wojnarowski.

The three teams are believed to be the Blazers, Suns and Hawks. The Pistons are obviously not fans of having Josh Smith and Greg Monroe on their team, because all that money to the power forward spot would really limit what they could do elsewhere. To be clear, nothing is imminent.
Source: HawksHoop
Aug 1 - 9:16 AM

The Suns are looking into signing restricted free agent Greg Monroe to an offer sheet.

This could just be a leverage move by the Suns in talks with Eric Bledsoe, or it would make sense to add a guy like Monroe. The Suns only have Miles Plumlee at center right now with Alex Len unable to stay healthy, so Monroe would give them added size. He thrives around the rim, which would complement the backcourt-heavy attack of Phoenix.
Jul 21 - 10:52 AM

The Pistons reportedly discussed sign-and-trade options with the Trail Blazers that would have sent Greg Monroe to Portland.

While the talks were reportedly serious, the Blazers ultimately decided to pull themselves out of the race to land Monroe after they signed Chris Kaman to play alongside Robin Lopez. The market for Monroe has been slow, but a new suitor may emerge now that the big names like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have signed. The 24-year-old averaged 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 2014-15, but would likely seen an uptick in value with a change of scenery.
Source: ESPN
Jul 17 - 10:21 AM

Stan Van Gundy emphasized that the Pistons want to keep restricted FA Greg Monroe, but added, "it's obviously got to be a mutual thing."

There have been rumbles that Monroe felt slighted when Detroit acquired Josh Smith last year, but Van Gundy has denied that anyone has demanded a trade. Even if the Pistons wanted to trade Smith, however, they don't have much leverage since it's apparent that a frontcourt of Andre Drummond, Monroe and Smith doesn't work. It shouldn't take long for Monroe to present the Pistons with a hefty offer sheet, which could pay him as much as $15 million per season.
Source: MLive.com
Jul 8 - 6:53 PM

Andre Drummond believes restricted free agent Greg Monroe will be coming back to the Pistons next season.

"He's got to go through his process of what he wants to do but I'd love to have him back," Drummond said. "I'd do whatever it takes to get him back." Monroe was with the Pistons for summer league practice on Thursday and there is still very little information regarding his decision. He led the NBA in field goal attempts at the rim in 2012-13 and was solid around the basket last season, so he would be a great piece for Stan Van Gundy's offense.
Source: M Live
Jul 4 - 4:37 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy shot down rumors of restricted free agent Greg Monroe requesting a trade of Josh Smith.

"Greg’s never said anything to us about not wanting to play with Josh," Van Gundy said. It's really the only play for the Pistons to decline the rumors, but it would make little sense for Monroe and Smith to remain on the roster for next season. If Monroe does get a max deal, the Pistons probably won't be able to match and keep Smith.
Jul 3 - 5:34 PM

Free agent big man Greg Monroe reportedly felt betrayed when the Pistons acquired Josh Smith and doesn't sound thrilled about the prospects of playing with him going forward.

Suitors are said to include Portland, Washington, Orlando, New Orleans, Atlanta, Cleveland and the Lakers, although the Wizards are likely out due to the re-signing of Marcin Gortat. With Smith locked into the Pistons, barring a trade, we're guessing Monroe will look to move on from Detroit.
Jul 2 - 10:22 PM

The Pistons would like to keep restricted free agent Greg Monroe but may look at a sign-and-trade deal if he costs too much money.

This is standard posturing before the free agency period starts. The Blazers, Magic and Hawks are said to be interested and we'll see how it goes from here. Getting out of Detroit or a trade sending Josh Smith elsewhere could be big for his fantasy value.
Jun 30 - 11:44 PM

The Pistons have extended a qualifying offer to Greg Monroe, and he is now set to become a restricted free agent.

A mere formality at this point, it will be interesting to see how free agency plays out for Monroe. Detroit will have the right to match any offer he receives on the open market, but if he is offered a max-type deal, it's unlikely Detroit will want to match it. The Pelicans have been rumored to have interest in Monroe, and a potential sign-and-trade involving Monroe and Ryan Anderson wouldn't be shocking.
Jun 30 - 3:35 PM

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SG1Jodie Meeks
2Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
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SF1Josh Smith
2Caron Butler
3Kyle Singler
4Cartier Martin
5Luigi Datome
PF1Greg Monroe
2Jonas Jerebko
3Tony Mitchell
C1Andre Drummond
2Aaron Gray