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Greg Monroe | Center/Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 250
College: Georgetown
Contract: view contract details

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The Bucks will take advantage of Greg Monroe's playmaking abilities.
"You look at Moose, he cannot only post up but he can play on the perimeter and knock down the jump shot," Jason Kidd said. "He's a playmaker, so we'll take advantage of that." After signing a long-term deal to join the Bucks in free agency, Kidd has made no secret that Monroe will be a big part of what Milwaukee does going forward. He's undervalued in fantasy drafts right now and makes for a prime bounce-back candidate. Sep 28 - 11:48 AM

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Stan Van Gundy admitted that Greg Monroe wasn't the best fit alongside Andre Drummond.

" know I'll be honest -- I go back and forth on it. I really do. Because I think Greg is an outstanding player and I think he's a high-character guy as well. And I think those are the guys that you generally want to build around," Van Gundy said of losing Monroe in free agency. "But I don't think that, you know, he and Andre Drummond are the best fit. Not saying you couldn't make it work, but certainly not the best fit. First of all, I think the game is moving smaller and quicker as it is. The teams that have continued to play with two big guys - at least one if not both are guys who can step away and make shots." It was clear before the end of last season that Monroe was headed elsewhere, and he will now get a fresh start in Milwaukee and will be a double-double threat every time he touches the floor.
Source: SB Nation
Aug 5 - 11:28 AM

Bucks general manager John Hammond said that the signing of Greg Monroe is "such a great opportunity" for Milwaukee.

"Just such a great opportunity for us, we felt," Hammond said of Monroe. "We need a player of that caliber. We need a player that we can throw the ball to in the post. But it’s just as important that we continue to try to build and build this the right way, that we can build with the right kind of people." Monroe was able to average 15.9 points, 10.2 boards, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals last season despite playing in the shadow of Andre Drummond, so it will be exciting to watch what he can do as the key component of Milwaukee's frontcourt.
Aug 1 - 11:24 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Greivis Vasquez
3Jorge Gutierrez
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Khris Middleton
2O.J. Mayo
3Jerryd Bayless
4Rashad Vaughn
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Damien Inglis
PF1Jabari Parker
2Miles Plumlee
3Chris Copeland
4Josh Powell
C1Greg Monroe
2John Henson
3Johnny O'Bryant