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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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Pistons' forward Greg Monroe, who has been suspended for the first two games of the season after pleading guilty to DUI, "urinated on himself during the booking process," according to the police report from his arrest.
Playing alongside Andre Drummond and Josh Smith is no longer Monroe's biggest problem, as NBA fans are likely going to be relentless on Monroe at games this season. "I'm just trying not to be in the newspaper," Monroe said during the arrest. "I play for the Pistons." An officer replied "Unless you told people that are going to tell people, we don't tell people." The cat is out of the bag and Monroe's story is just another black eye on professional sports in what has already been a very long week. Sep 10 - 10:33 PM
Source: MLive

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Greg Monroe has been suspended two games for pleading guilty to a DUI.

"I take full responsibility for my actions and made a regrettable mistake," said Monroe. "I apologize to my family, the Pistons’ organization, my teammates and fans." He recently signed a one-year qualifying offer with the Pistons, but now he won't make his season debut until Nov. 1 against the Nets. Other players with season-opening suspensions include Nick Calathes, P.J. Tucker and Raymond Felton.
Sep 9 - 2:01 PM

Greg Monroe officially signed Detroit's one-year qualifying offer on Monday.

"I look forward to playing for Coach Van Gundy and his staff," said Monroe. "He has a proven track record and I’m excited about working with my teammates to get better and prepare for the season." Monroe will be an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. He averaged 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 32.8 minutes without missing a single game last season, and he'll be a safe mid-round selection come draft day.
Sep 8 - 4:34 PM

There was a "strong chance" that Greg Monroe would have rejected a maximum contract offer from the Pistons, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today.

The Pistons have been lousy throughout Monroe's four NBA seasons and he wasn't happy about Josh Smith's arrival last season, which leaves Monroe in an ill-fitting frontcourt alongside Smith and Andre Drummond. He has since accepted the Pistons' one-year qualifying offer and will test his luck in unrestricted free agency next summer.
Source: USA Today
Sep 7 - 5:22 PM

Restricted free agent Greg Monroe has reportedly signed his qualifying offer with the Pistons.

Monroe is one of the more talented players to sign a qualifying offer, but now he’s set to become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. Despite the logjam at the power forward position, Monroe was able to turn in averages of 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.1 steals last season. With little changing to the Pistons frontcourt, it's safe to assume Monroe will be able to return to last season's averages, and he'll be worth a mid-round selection come draft day.
Sep 5 - 6:30 PM

Greg Monroe reportedly only looked for sign-and-trade offers from other teams.

As a restricted free agent, it makes sense for Monroe to only look for a sign-and-trade because the Pistons would have been able to match an offer. Five teams were reportedly in the mix for the power forward, but he will reportedly accept a qualifying offer for next season. His minutes should be safe with new coach Stan Van Gundy, making him a mid-round target in most fantasy formats.
Aug 25 - 9:55 AM

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.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 21 - 1:20 PM

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

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