Greg Monroe RUMORS & NEWS

  • Does Monroe regret signing with Milwaukee?

    Racine Journal-Times "It was hailed as one of the biggest offseason moves in the NBA, a warm and fuzzy, feel-good story for small-market teams. Greg Monroe's stunning decision to sign on the dotted line as free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks last summer instead of a mega-market team like the New York Knicks or Los..." February 26

  • Bucks' Greg Monroe won't be traded by deadline

    USA Today "Milwaukee Bucks forward Greg Monroe won’t be dealt before Thursday’s trade deadline, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. Teams have placed calls to the Bucks to see if they can acquire Monroe, who is in his first year with the team. But those conversations didn’t..." February 17

  • New Orleans native Greg Monroe remains at center of trade speculation

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe's preference is to return home to play in New Orleans, league sources say. Monroe had the same preference last summer when he became an unrestricted free agent after playing his first five seasons with Detroit, but the Pelicans did not make a push to sign..." February 16

  • Pelicans, Bucks have reportedly had discussions about Greg Monroe trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Greg Monroe hasn’t quite performed like the guy the Milwaukee Bucks thought they were getting when they signed him to a three-year, $50 million max contract over the summer. But could the team be considering throwing in the towel on him after just seven months? According to a report by Zach..." February 16

  • Ryan Anderson in a package centered around Greg Monroe or Jeff Green

    The Bird Writes "With no end in sight regarding injuries, I believe that it is time to draw the white flag and give up on this season. It is clear that the Pelicans need to make some changes either before the trade deadline or in the off-season so as to maximize their return on future assets. Ryan Anderson is..." February 11

  • Bucks Open To Trading Greg Monroe, Carter-Williams

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks have let other teams know that Greg Monroe is available for the right price, and the team is also receptive to trading Michael Carter-Williams, reports Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times. Giannis Antetokounmpo is the only Bucks player completely off-limits for a deal, though it would take..." February 04

  • Bucks Haven't Yet Shopped Greg Monroe

    Real GM Basketball "Greg Monroe is on a two-plus-one contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, meaning he can opt out in 2017. Signing Monroe was touted as a success in free agency for the Bucks, but he hasn't been a great fit with how the team's defense has taken a big step back." January 15

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Greg Monroe a late scratch tonight due to a sore left knee, Bucks report.

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Greg Monroe will not play tonight vs. Clippers. Update on his injury expected shortly.

  • How Greg Monroe came to choose the Bucks over the Knicks and Lakers

    Yahoo! Sports "Greg Monroe was 15 at the time, a high school sophomore still clumsily moving through his growth spurt but already a highly regarded basketball recruit, when Hurricane Katrina forced his family to take a four-car, 16-person caravan from their home in Harvey, La., to Houston. In the month Monroe..." October 24

  • Van Gundy discusses losing Greg Monroe

    Detroit Bad Boys "Stan Van Gundy is a busy man. Not only is he the Detroit Pistons coach, but he is also their president. His offseason involves transitioning immediately from coach to executive. However, he was a guest on Zach Lowe's Lowe Post podcast recently, and Van Gundy covered a large range of topics. With..." August 05

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Greg Monroe will sign a three-year, $50M deal with the Bucks, including the player option on the final year, sources tell Yahoo.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent Greg Monroe will sign a maximum contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Bucks To Sign Greg Monroe To Max

    Hoops Rumors "Greg Monroe will sign a maximum-salary contract with the Bucks, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The David Falk client was to meet with the Knicks, who long appeared the front-runners for him, as well as the Lakers and Blazers. The Knicks didn’t offer the max to Monroe, as USA Today’s..." July 02

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sources: Greg Monroe is meeting with Portland owner Paul Allen, GM Neil Olshey and coach Terry Stotts this morning in Washington, DC.

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Lakers meeting w/Greg Monroe Wednesday. Also interested in Tyson Chandler & Robin Lopez

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Busy Wednesday for Lakers execs: They land in DC in time for noon meeting w/ Greg Monroe, then fly back to LA and meet with DeAndre Jordan.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    After Knicks had sitdown with Greg Monroe in DC shortly after midnight, Milwaukee got its audience with Monroe ... starting at around 2 AM

  • Knicks are leaders to sign NBA free agents Greg Monroe, Arron Afflalo

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson is poised to add two starters on the eve of free agency with the Knicks reportedly closing in on Pistons forward Greg Monroe and Portland guard Arron Afflalo, Carmelo Anthony’s teammate in Denver. The Daily News reported in April that the Knicks were targeting Monroe, who is seen..." July 01

  • Greg Monroe will meet with four teams when free agency starts

    USA Today "Free agent forward-center Greg Monroe plans to meet with four teams in the first 24 hours of a free agency. The Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers are on Monroe's list on day one of free agency, and there is a possibility he meets with other teams, a..." June 30

  • Greg Monroe on move out of Detroit: “I don’t want to be anywhere I’m not wanted”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fact Greg Monroe was going to leave Detroit was right up there with “Jeb Bush might run for president” for the worst kept secret of the last couple months award. We know four or five teams have meetings set up with Monroe — the Knicks are considered the strong front runners to land him —..." June 29

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Knicks are frontrunners for two free agents -- Greg Monroe and Arron Afflalo, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Those are realistic targets.

  • Reports: Greg Monroe to meet with 4-5 teams, but not Pistons

    CBS Sports "After opting to sign the qualifying offer last summer and return to the Detroit Pistons, Greg Monroe is about to finally be free. The big man will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and he reportedly has meetings scheduled, but not with the team that drafted him five years ago. Guess..." June 28

  • Stan Van Gundy: Pistons not optimistic about re-signing Greg Monroe

    Detroit Bad Boys "Stan Van Gundy and Jeff Bower spoke to the media today about the upcoming NBA draft, but it was perhaps a comment about Greg Monroe that was most newsworthy. Van Gundy admitted he was "not entirely optimistic" about bringing Monroe back to Detroit as an unrestricted free agent. The writing..." June 23

  • Celtics to pursue Greg Monroe

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Boston Celtics will be making a run at Greg Monroe during the offseason, as they are determined to land a marquee bigman at any cost, reports's A. Sherrod Blakely. Monroe is amongst a small group of big men that Danny Ainge will be making a strong push for. Per Blakely, the..." May 05

  • Stan Van Gundy on Pistons’ free agents Greg Monroe and Reggie Jackson: We want them back

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pistons beat the Knicks by 22 points on the final night of the regular season, but with only ping pong balls in play for what essentially was little more than an exhibition contest, talk of what may become of Detroit’s roster in the future dominated the pregame conversation. Greg Monroe and..." April 17

  • Gores wants Monroe, says Drummond deserves max deal

    Detroit News "Pistons owner Tom Gores wants to keep his big guys together and is going to do everything he can to re-sign forward Greg Monroe and take care of center Andre Drummond financially when the time comes. Gores said he will be involved in the recruitment of Monroe, who becomes an unrestricted free..." April 16

  • Monroe insists he might re-sign with Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "Greg Monroe repeated his stance from the entire season Wednesday morning. The unrestricted free agent remains open to re-signing with the Detroit Pistons. "Yeah, I've been here," Monroe said at Madison Square Garden. "Different things have happened, and there's been a lot of change..." April 16

  • Greg Monroe is Knicks’ best shot, but agent preaches caution

    New York Post "Superagent David Falk said Pistons impending unrestricted free-agent center Greg Monroe hasn’t yet made his “short list’’ of teams he’s interested in, but indicated strongly the Knicks are expected to be squarely on it. Monroe and his deft post game will play the Garden on Wednesday night in..." April 15

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Greg Monroe went through practice and will start Wednesday vs Celtics. Dinwiddie still out

  • Greg Monroe participates in practice, will start Wednesday against Boston

    Detroit Bad Boys "Greg Monroe has missed the last 11 games with a strained knee. After participating in practice, Monroe is scheduled to start Wednesday against the Boston Celtics. In what has appeared to be a fluke injury, Greg Monroe sat out the last 11 games due to a strained knee. Including the two-game..." April 06

  • Lopez, Monroe revival could be eye-opener for Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Maybe Knicks president Phil Jackson can finally stir the Knicks-Nets rivalry pot this summer by convincing Brooklyn’s raging-hot center Brook Lopez to swap boroughs. Amid a heated playoff push, the Nets arrived at the Garden Wednesday, and nipped the Knicks in the final seconds, 100-98, in a..." April 02

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    SVG on @M10OSE: "He's definitely doing more every day. Maybe this weekend, but really hoping .. the last 5 games he'll be back."

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    Chris Mannix @ChrisMannixSI

    Detroit's Greg Monroe has a right knee strain and will miss tonight's game against Memphis, team says. Injury happened Monday at practice.

  • Report: Celtics To Pursue Kevin Love, Greg Monroe, Marc Gasol This Summer

    NESN "Get ready, Boston Celtics fans. We could be in for a very interesting summer. The “fireworks” many Celtics supporters hoped for last offseason never materialized, as the team failed to land its reported top target, current Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love, and instead settled on..." March 04

  • Monroe should consider Pistons for big deal

    Detroit News "Pistons forward Greg Monroe is accustomed to facing double teams on the floor. Now he faced a triple team off the court, surrounded by people much shorter than him and in worse shape. The New York media pounced on Monroe, the soon-to-be free agent, and the goal was to unearth any nugget that..." March 01

  • Knicks have shot to snag Greg Monroe next season

    New York Post "Pistons general manager and coach Stan Van Gundy had a chance to lock up burly power forward Greg Monroe last summer with a long-term deal when he became a restricted free agent. Now Detroit could be burned. Despite all the talk about the Knicks’ 2015 cap space, several league executives think..." February 28

  • Stan Van Gundy 99.9% sure 'Greg Monroe's not going anywhere'

    The Score "Greg Monroe's status as an impending unrestricted free agent would seem to make him a potential trade candidate for the Detroit Pistons, who could see Monroe walk without any compensation come July. But Stan Van Gundy, the team's president of basketball operations and head coach, isn't looking..." February 13

  • Lakers have called Pistons about Greg Monroe, Brandon Jennings

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers are not content to just play out their worst season since moving to Los Angeles. (Yes, even worse than last year.) They’re going to talk trade – and make sure you know they’re talking trade. There was the pursuit of Rajon Rondo, an offer just good enough to look serious but..." January 13

  • Greg Monroe's agent says he's not seeking trade

    USA Today "Two days after Greg Monroe said he wasn't seeking a trade from the Detroit Pistons, his agent, David Falk, emphatically reiterated his client's position. "He made a commitment to Stan (Van Gundy) when he took the qualifying offer that he would work as hard as he could and help the team as best..." December 17

  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe slams trade rumor, says he will never initiate trade talk

    Michigan Live "Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe was perturbed by a report that he wants to be traded at virtually any cost, calling it "completely false" and "annoying" to have to answer about. Head coach Stan Van Gundy also debunked the report by The Sporting News that the Pistons are seeking a first-round..." December 16

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe finds bench not too uncomfortable

    Detroit News "It's a move that could be seen a mile away, even though Greg Monroe going to the bench is tough to comprehend from a basketball standpoint. But with the Pistons losing 10 in a row and their super-size lineup not bearing fruit, a change had to be made. And Monroe's performance against the Boston..." December 05

  • Pistons' Josh Smith vows to work, ignore Monroe rumor

    Detroit News "Recognition and rumors certainly carry a lot of weight in professional sports, and Pistons forward Josh Smith is no stranger to either, especially since his arrival last summer. One could essentially drive him, while Smith would have to ignore the latter if he will indeed take on a positive..." October 06

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe says rumors of team discord 'lies'

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons forward/center Greg Monroe called them lies — not rumors — when discussing reports of a rocky relationship with his teammates, especially Josh Smith, that he didn't want to be in Detroit and why he signed a qualifying offer instead of a long-term deal with the Pistons. He tried..." September 30

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe moves on from tough summer

    Detroit Free Press "Greg Monroe is betting on himself. He didn't say that Thursday afternoon at an elementary school on the west side of Detroit for an NBA reading event. His actions this summer told us that, when he turned down a four-year deal that would have made him the Detroit Pistons' highest-paid player and..." September 26

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe urinated self during arrest, police report says

    Michigan Live "Detroit Pistons' forward Greg Monroe, who is facing a two-game suspension after NBA officials learned he pleaded guilty to impaired driving in April, "urinated on himself during the booking process," the Huntington Woods police report documenting his arrest says. Huntington Woods police released..." September 11

  • Patience may pay off for Greg Monroe

    Detroit Bad Boys "Greg Monroe is either a genius or an idiot. A player sacrificing money for happiness or a selfish malcontent. An overrated bum who should ride the bench or gifted young player with supreme confidence in himself. All of that because he decided to do something slightly unprecedented -- turn down..." September 09

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    NBA says Pistons forward Greg Monroe has been suspended two games without pay for pleading guilty to driving while visibly impaired.

  • Pistons' Monroe potential 2015 target for Celtics

    CSN New England "When you look at the most significant deals made by Danny Ainge in shaping this storied franchise, circumstances, as much as the Celtics mystique, worked in his favor. The Seattle SuperSonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder) were in salary-dump mode in 2007, which allowed the Celtics to pull off a..." August 20

  • Greg Monroe maximizing limited leverage with Pistons

    Washington Post "Greg Monroe doesn’t always take the approach that everyone expects, choosing instead to go by what feels right to him. That mindset might explain how Monroe once went against meaningless exhibition protocol two years ago, when he pulled a basketball away to prevent John Wall from attempting a..." August 19