Apr 16, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe (10) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Atlanta Hawks interested in signing Greg Monroe

The Atlanta Hawks really weren’t supposed to do much this season but they ended up nearly eliminating that No. 1 seeded Indiana Pacers in the first-round of the postseason. While that may have had more to do with how badly the Pacers are playing at the moment, the Hawks now have grand plans for the future as they’ve seen how well their team can win at times the way it’s constructed.

Still, they need more pieces and one of those pieces could be restricted Detroit Pistons free agent Greg Monroe.

Per Marc Stein:

There have been some recent rumbles on the personnel grapevine that the Hawks will lob themselves into the bidding for Detroit Pistons restricted free agent Greg Monroe.

The close ties between Monroe’s agent, David Falk, and Falk’s former star client Ferry make such rumbles inevitable.

Monroe was reportedly drawing interest at the trade deadline but the Pistons refused to trade him. Now they’re in a situation where a team like the Hawks can come along and offer him an insane amount of money, thus stealing him away from Detroit if they’re unwilling to match.

Atlanta won’t be the only team in on Monroe this offseason, but they’re an interesting landing spot and he may help put them over the top in 2014-15.

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  • Marty Susman

    Greg is an above avg. player for sure BUT is not a Max salary guy & that’s what he is looking for, a team that is stupid enough to give him Max bucks.

  • Justin Hammock

    Just like Josh Smith. You dont realize what kind of player you are. You are a supporting player not a superstar. These guys need to stop having an entitlement mentality. Unless you are a 20 10 3 guy who just won the NBA championship then you dont deserve 5 years 50 million and this guy wants max? Give me a break. In todays league, you have to make salary sacrifices if you want to achieve the ultimate goal.

    Example: Paul Millsap was a 18 and 8 player and he is getting 2 years 19 mil I believe.