Jan 22, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe (10) looks to shoot against Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson (31) during the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Detroit Pistons turning away trade offers for Greg Monroe

Earlier this week we heard reports that the Detroit Pistons were turning away all calls from the Washington Wizards when it came to trade offers for big man Greg Monroe. As it turns out, the policy of rejecting trade offers for Monroe extended beyond just the Wizards and includes the rest of the NBA.

ESPN insider Marc Stein is reporting that the Pistons are turning away all calls that come in asking about Greg Monroe.

Sources briefed on the situation told ESPN.com this week that the Pistons have been telling teams with Monroe interest that the restricted free agent-to-be — no matter what you’ve heard — is not available.

This likely means that if the Pistons are going to make a trade before the deadline this February, they’re going to have to deal someone other than Monroe. It has been said that the Pistons would like to be active at the deadline, and it’s also clear that fans wouldn’t at all be heart broken if the guy traded is Josh Smith.

No matter what happens, the Pistons are taking Greg Monroe off the market, which means they must feel confident in their ability to re-sign him before he gets snatched up in free agency.

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  • J Taylor

    Monroe is an RFA. From a financial standpoint, it makes the most sense for him to accept the final year of his contract and/or become a free agent in 2015. Or, secretly secure a competative offer that the Piston’s can’t match and drop a bomb shell on Detroit as they are forced to let him go.

    Regardless of the future, Detroit has to publicly state that Monroe is off the table so that his performance doesn’t tank due to distractions and lower his potential trade value.

  • Aurelie Depardoux

    This is a surprising trade offer .