NBA Rumors: Pistons will only trade Greg Monroe in blockbuster deal

Feb 8, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Denver Nuggets power forward Darrell Arthur (00) guards Detroit Pistons power forward Greg Monroe (10) during the second quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons aren’t completely writing off the idea of trading power forward Greg Monroe, though, the likelihood of such a deal going seems small.

According to NBA.com, the Pistons will discuss and potentially move Monroe in a trade, though, it would need to be of a blockbster variety for such to happen.

Yet the Pistons aren’t going to move Monroe unless it’s a blockbuster deal. Offering just expiring contracts won’t get it done. The hope in Detroit is that Monroe’s situation is resolved in similar fashion to how Oklahoma City eventually worked out a four-year, $49 million contract with Serge Ibaka before he hit free agency. (The Thunder had the obvious advantage of having Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook as lures to play with through the meat of Ibaka’s career.)

It should be noted, Monroe is a restricted free agent at season end so he’s still Pistons property – technically.

Of course, if a team is to offer Monroe an insane contract, the Pistons won’t opt not to match it – but will such a team be willing to do so?

Topics: Detroit Pistons, Greg Monroe, NBA Trade Rumors

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