NBA Trade Rumors: Detroit Pistons refusing to move Greg Monroe

Dec 27, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Detroit Pistons power forward Greg Monroe (10) against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the Detroit Pistons 109-92. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Rival general managers around the NBA know the Detroit Pistons want to move Rodney Stuckey.

They’re more than accommodating to help the Pistons facilitate such a trade, assuming Greg Monroe is also involved.

The Detroit Pistons aren’t biting though as Chad Ford of ESPN reports the Pistons remain steadfast they will not trade their power forward.

Per Chad Ford (via HoopsRumors):

Teams are looking to acquire a package of both Greg Monroe and Rodney Stuckey, but the Pistons remain unwilling to deal Monroe, as multiple GMs tell Ford.

Monroe will be a restricted free agent at season end and there have been whispers the Pistons aren’t exactly thrilled with keeping him long term. That said, the Pistons do have some leverage in Monroe trade talks considering his restricted status will allow Detroit to match any offer he receives in free agency. Assuming they do so and still want to move on, they can then trade Monroe who will still have a very large market.

As of right now though, it doesn’t appear Monroe is available – at least not for the offers being presented currently.

Topics: Detroit Pistons, Greg Monroe, NBA Trade Rumors

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