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|Pacers shopping Roy Hibbert, call Pistons about Greg Monroe |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/11/14) The Pacers are shopping center Roy Hibbert, and they have called the Pistons regarding a potential deal involving restricted free agent Greg Monroe, Detroit Sports 105.1 reports.
There's no word about whether the Pistons would be interested in a Monroe-for-Hibbert spot, but they are pretty well set in the middle with Andre Drummond in the starting lineup. It's a rumor that seemingly has very little chance of coming to fruition.
|Greg Monroe could be a max offer away from getting traded |
|by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com|
(7/1/14) Pistons coach and president Stan Van Gundy has said that he would like to retain restricted free agent Greg Monroe, but the team could have no choice but deal him in a sign-and-trade. CBS Sports NBA Insider Ken Berger reports that Detroit might be forced to deal Greg Monroe if he's offered a max contract.
The Pistons are dealing with a bloated frontcourt in both the financial and literal sense, with forward Josh Smith owed $13.5 million each of the next three seasons and center Andre Drummond facing free agency in the summer of 2016. Detroit will want cap space to offer Drummond, a potential franchise center, to an extension and will be hamstrung should they match a max offer sheet for Monroe.
The Trail Blazers, Hawks, Cavaliers and Magic are said to be interested in the big man entering his fifth season. He's averaged 14.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game over his career.
|Greg Monroe doubles up vs. Timberwolves |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/7/14) Pistons forward Greg Monroe scored a team-high 20 points on 8 of 17 shooting while grabbing 15 rebounds in his team's 114-101 loss to the Timberwolves Friday.
Including his 27-point effort Wednesday, Monroe has put up back-to-back 20-point games for the first time since totaling 50 points over a two-game stretch in mid-December. He hasn't failed to score in double digits since the end of January. Monroe has averaged 14.8 points and 9.0 rebounds over 62 games played.
|Greg Monroe scores 27 vs. Bulls |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(3/6/14) Pistons forward Greg Monroe snapped out of a mini three-game slump Wednesday, as he led the team in scoring in a 105-94 loss to the Bulls.
Monroe was a focal point offensively while logging 44 minutes in the loss. He scored 27 points on 12 of 20 shooting, his second-best total of the season. He added seven rebounds, five assists and two steals, while turning the ball over just once.
Monroe has just 33 points in his previous three game, so it was good to see him get back on track against a tough defense. He is averaging 16.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game over the last five.
|Greg Monroe records 25th double-double |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(3/1/14) Pistons center Greg Monroe endured a rough shooting night on Saturday, but still managed to record a double-double in a 118-110 loss to the Rockets in Houston.
Monroe scored 10 points on 3 of 11 from the floor, and 4 of 4 from the free throw line. He grabbed 14 rebounds, with only six of them coming from the offensive end of the glass. He also chipped in with three assists, two blocks and two steals while logging 34 minutes of game action.
Monroe has 25 double-doubles this season. He is averaging 16.8 points and 11.8 rebounds over his last five games.
|Greg Monroe found the market for his services considerably cooler than expects this offseason, and opted to take a gamble on his own abilities by signing a qualifying offer with the Pistons rather than lock himself into a long-term deal. He can become an unrestricted free agent next offseason, and will look to take another step forward after his career projection kind of flat lined a year ago. He saw his scoring average drop for the first time, to 15.2 points per game, while adding 9.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 32.8 minutes per game. The Pistons' front court is crowded right now, but it is hard to see Monroe having a smaller role this season than he did last, at the very least. Monroe is skilled enough to be a Fantasy stud, but his situation in Detroit is questionable enough that there is a short-term ceiling on his value. Still, he shouldn't fall too far beyond the first few rounds on Draft Day.
(Updated 8/27/14) |
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