In a very short time, the Detroit Pistons and restricted free agent to be Greg Monroe will stop posturing, and the real poker game will begin.

Come July 1, less than two weeks from today, teams will be lining up with sales pitches for prospective free agents, offering loads of money and opportunity for the league’s top free agents.

Stan Van Gundy won’t be doing that, just because the Pistons can have conversations with Monroe and his representatives now, in preparation for the race to come.

“I think you normally see those things with max level guys. I think it’s unlikely we’ll do that,” said Van Gundy in a phone call to The News on Thursday.

Monroe’s agent, the experienced David Falk, has long said about any top client, “Don’t worry about the money. I can get it from 10 different teams. It’s about winning and opportunities.”

There probably won’t be 10 teams who’ll present Monroe with a significant offer, but the Pistons are very aware of the competition, assessing who has the cap space, opportunity and desire to acquire Monroe.

After the Pistons signed Josh Smith last summer, a logjam was created in the frontcourt, making it unlikely Monroe would sign an extension along the lines draftmates DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento, max deal) or Derrick Favors (Utah, four years, $49 million) agreed to before last season’s deadline.

So the new Pistons president of basketball operations isn’t taking his first big task lightly. With Monroe’s restricted status, the Pistons seemingly control the process because they can match any offer sheet from another team.

Teams can always use a 24-year old, high-character, unselfish big man who can score around the basket. With the cap increasing by $5 million, there’s no guarantee Monroe, who has yet to make an All-Star team, won’t receive a max offer.