Greg Monroe RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Greg Monroe to sign Pistons' offer, delays free agency

    USA Today "Forward-center Greg Monroe has informed the Detroit Pistons' he will accept the qualifying offer, play for Detroit in 2014-15 and become an unrestricted free agent next summer, two people familiar with Monroe's plan told USA TODAY Sports. The people requested anonymity because they were not..." August 13

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe OK with qualifying offer, free agency in 2015

    Detroit News "The Greg Monroe watch is entering its seventh week, with another seven weeks remaining before there’s a guarantee his restricted free agency will be resolved, one way or another. While the Pistons big man has not pursued an offer sheet from another team, he has pursued sign-and-trade..." August 12

  • Free agency not working out for Pistons' Greg Monroe as talks remain at standstill

    Detroit Free Press "Tuesday was an anniversary of sorts. It was the three-month anniversary of the day Stan Van Gundy wowed owner Tom Gores with a lengthy presentation on his vision to restore the Pistons after five straight seasons without the playoffs. The rest is history as less than two weeks later Van..." August 07

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe signing offer a distinct 'possibility'

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy took questions from the media last week about the contract impasse with restricted free agent Greg Monroe after introducing free agent pickups D.J. Augustin and Caron Butler. Here are some of his answers. Question: How..." July 24

  • Stan Van Gundy: Pistons want Greg Monroe back if it's 'a mutual thing'

    Michigan Live "Stan Van Gundy the Detroit Pistons' top executive made it clear Wednesday that Stan Van Gundy the Detroit Pistons' head coach wants Greg Monroe back next season, or vice versa, or both. Regardless, with free agents able to sign contracts and offer sheets beginning Thursday, Van Gundy's major..." July 08

  • Pistons' best move is to be bold, deal Josh Smith or Greg Monroe

    Detroit News "They’ll get a usable player, or maybe not. They could move into the bottom of the first round, but probably not. Not to ruin your NBA draft party Thursday night, but the focus of the Pistons under new leader Stan Van Gundy changed the moment they lost the No. 9 pick and were left with one faint..." June 26

  • Pistons make retaining Greg Monroe their top priority

    Detroit News "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..." June 20

  • Pelicans explore sign-and-trade for Pistons' Greg Monroe

    Michigan Live "Greg Monroe was back in his hometown of New Orleans last week to take part in a youth basketball clinic. But could the Big Easy become a permanent destination for the Detroit Pistons' soon-to-be restricted free agent? According to a story by NOLA.com, the New Orleans Pelicans might be..." June 18

  • Greg Monroe Expects Multiple Suitors In Free Agency, Not Ruling Out Pistons

    Real GM Basketball "Greg Monroe expects a bevy of suitors as a restricted free agent next month, including possible interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks. "From what I have been told, it'll be like that (college recruiting) a little bit,"..." June 16

  • Pistons forward Greg Monroe is looking forward to free agency

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With July 1 approaching and bringing with it the start of the NBA's free agency period, Detroit Pistons forward/center Greg Monroe is anxiously awaiting the recruiting and signing process. Monroe, a former Helen Cox star who was in town Saturday to take part in his foundation's youth basketball..." June 14

  • SVG wants Greg Monroe to remain a Piston, but situation is complicated

    Detroit News "Greg Monroe’s impending free agency was a topic of conversation during Stan Van Gundy’s introduction a few weeks ago as Pistons coach and president of basketball operations, and nothing changed when he introduced his new general manager Jeff Bower behind the Courtside Club at The Palace..." June 05

  • Greg Monroe issue is Stan Van Gundy's biggest item of Pistons summer business

    Michigan Live "It looms as potentially the most important decision of what promises to be a busy summer in Stan Van Gundy's new job with the Detroit Pistons, and ownership is anxious to let him make it. One thing has rung true this spring as Pistons brass have discussed Greg Monroe's future with the team,..." May 15

  • Hawks interested in signing Greg Monroe in free agency

    CBSSports.com "ESPN reports that as the Atlanta Hawks hit the offseason on a relative high, having made the playoffs after losing their best player in Al Horfor to a season-ending shoulder injury, they have some interest in Pistons restricted free agent Greg Monroe. There have been some recent rumbles on the..." May 05

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe wonders what future holds

    Detroit News "If there’s one player who could write a book about his experiences as a Piston and look like an outsider, Greg Monroe could be the ideal candidate. He’s seen plenty of things in four years: player mutinies, coach hirings and firings, chicanery and the like, but hasn’t felt the pleasure of..." April 17

  • Greg Monroe disturbed by Pistons' lack of effort

    Detroit News "It takes a special type of bad for a team to lose by 30 points to a squad that hasn’t won in two months, but the Pistons rose — or lowered themselves — to the occasion in ending the Philadelphia 76ers’ national nightmare. Now, one has to wonder if this past weekend was the start of a different..." March 31

  • Report: Pistons will match a max-offer sheet for Greg Monroe

    CBSSports.com "NBA.com reports that when Pistons forward Greg Monroe, who has seen his role diminished in the Pistons' semi-star-studded malaise this year, hits free agency, his agent expects him to get the max. The problem, as the Pistons knew last fall, is that Monroe's agent is David Falk. He has gotten..." February 10

  • Pistons would trade for Rajon Rondo, wouldn’t give up Greg Monroe

    Detroit Free Press "There is a small table off to the side of the practice floor at the Pistons’ practice facility that is right below the window to Joe Dumars’ office. The Pistons president of basketball operations is usually seated at the table during practices — along with various front lieutenants. But you..." February 02

  • No evidence (yet) Monroe is on market

    ESPN.com "There are 23 shopping days to go before the NBA's annual trade deadline. So you hesitate to paint the stances teams take on the availability of their players as absolute. However ... Those increasingly frequent suggestions that Greg Monroe will be moved before the Feb. 20 trade buzzer..." January 29

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe struggles to find footing amid trade talk

    Detroit News "It’s been a season of firsts for Greg Monroe, and none of them appear to be working in his favor, during the most important year in his career to date. He’s playing for another new coach, Maurice Cheeks, with another point guard, Brandon Jennings, and before he got a chance to adjust to playing..." January 23

  • Wizards want Pistons Greg Monroe

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Detroit Pistons have one month to determine whether they’re willing to give Greg Monroe a max contract. There’s no guarantee Monroe will get that large of an offer as a restricted free agent this summer, but the possibility is high enough that if the Pistons aren’t willing to pay him max..." January 21

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe playing with purpose, as restricted free agency approaches

    Detroit News "Maurice Cheeks was asked before a game this season if he knew the contract status of certain players, and he coyly denied any knowledge of who had more to play for than others. Technically, as coach, it shouldn’t matter to him who will be dealing with what come July -- but only what they can do..." November 10

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe told to work on midrange jumper

    Detroit Free Press "Add Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks to the chorus. For power forward Greg Monroe to take the next step in his development, he must become proficient at knocking down midrange jumpers. That has been known for some time, but Cheeks said he mentioned it again to Monroe during Wednesday’s..." November 08

  • Greg Monroe doesn’t receive contract extension, will become free agent

    ESPN.com "Greg Monroe, as expected, did not receive a contract extension before last night’s deadline. He’ll become a restricted free agent this summer. Now, the Pistons have 111 days – until the trade deadline – to determine whether Monroe deserves a max contract. As I wrote a month ago: The Pistons..." November 01

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  • Detroit Pistons big man Greg Monroe's contract extension probably will wait until offseason

    Detroit Free Press "There’s a reason why you haven’t heard a lot about Greg Monroe’s contract situation — there’s nothing to report. It’s highly likely that the fourth-year power forward won’t receive a contract extension from the Pistons before the Halloween deadline meaning Monroe will be a restricted free agent..." October 17

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe says his focus is on court, not cash

    Detroit News "Pistons center-turned-forward Greg Monroe was knee-deep in preparation for his position transition this season well aware it’s crucial to whatever success the Pistons could have but still paid enough attention to league news that could affect his future. 2010 draftmates Paul George (Indiana)..." September 27

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe warns he will stiff-arm all questions about new deal

    Michigan Live "Greg Monroe's restricted free agency figures to dominate Detroit Pistons news in summer of 2014 which is precisely where the forward-center plans to keep it. Monroe made it clear today that he has no intention of fielding questions about his contractual future. When it was suggested that..." September 26

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe isn't worried about trade rumors

    Detroit News "Greg Monroe says rumors that the Pistons have moved him to the trading block are “foolish.” “I have a very close relationship as do most players who play for the Pistons with the front office” Monroe told Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated while participating in the USA Basketball camp in Las..." July 26

  • Pistons should consider drafting Cody Zeller, trading Greg Monroe

    Detroit Free Press "The Pistons got good news Tuesday night. They didn’t win the draft lottery. They didn’t even come close. This was a Powerball drawing in which those who didn’t get the exact six ping-pong balls were the happiest. This is a basketball draft in which the premium selections are deserving of a..." May 22

  • Greg Monroe has more trade value than Andre Drummond

    Detroit Free Press "One of the more interesting offerings at the sports website grantland.com is when ESPN personality Bill Simmons ranks the top 50 players in the NBA, based on trade value. He has released the first two parts of a three-part series, and two Detroit Pistons — Andre Drummond (No. 46) and Greg..." April 24

  • Andre Drummond-Greg Monroe duo makes Pistons coaching job a good one

    Detroit Free Press "I can hear the skeptics out there now. The expected news that Lawrence Frank is the latest casualty in the Detroit Pistons' quest to find somebody who can last in the head coach's chair for three seasons drew intense Twitter criticism from those thinking the revolving door is evidence of a..." April 21

  • Greg Monroe showing progress in switch to power forward

    Detroit Free Press "As the Pistons try out their frontcourt of the future in the waning days of the regular season, most of the focus has been on rookie center Andre Drummond. The spotlight grew brighter when he had 29 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's 111-104 victory over the Cavaliers. But the biggest..." April 12

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe: Lawrence Frank has 'done a good job here'

    Detroit Free Press "With the media speculating on Pistons coach Lawrence Frank’s future with the organization, one player offered some support this morning. Greg Monroe, nearing the end of his third season, said after this morning’s shoot-around that Frank has “done a good job” and deserves to return. “Yeah, I..." April 10

  • Greg Monroe's defense will be fine

    Detroit Free Press "With the Pistons struggling with injuries to Andre Drummond and Brandon Knight, an unfortunate byproduct has been heightened scrutinizing of Greg Monroe, and in particular, of his porous defense. Criticism of Monroe should be expected -- he’s the best player on the team, he’ll likely command a..." March 15

  • Greg Monroe keeps optimism high for Pistons

    Detroit News "Losing is a learned behavior for most young NBA players. For the first time in most of their lives, they can have a good or even great game but the outcome would still mean an "L" on the ledger, something that never happened in high school and rarely happened in college. Pistons big man Greg..." March 15

  • Greg Monroe blasts Pistons' effort after blowout

    Detroit Free Press "It’s not a good sign for the Detroit Pistons when “RIP Brandon Knight” is trending on Twitter. The "killer," figuratively speaking, was Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. The crime took place at the 4:32 mark of the second quarter during the Clippers’ 129-97 assault of the Pistons..." March 11

  • Sitting out with injury a pain for Pistons' Greg Monroe

    Detroit News "Decked out in a blue suit and red tie, Greg Monroe had to endure, for the first time in his life, not being able to affect a basketball game as the Pistons lost by 10 to the Knicks. Aside from the first two games of his career — John Kuester-induced benchings — Monroe had played through aches..." March 08

  • Greg Monroe injury: Ankle injury not expected to keep big man out Friday

    Detroit Bad Boys "Greg Monroe tweaked his left ankle during Tuesday's practice. We learned this on Wednesday when it was announced that he would be a game-time decision for the loss against the Knicks. As you know, he was ultimately ruled out closer to game time, marking the first time in his young three-year..." March 07

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    Keith Langlois @

    X-rays on Monroe were negative. It's just a left ankle sprain.