The Detroit Pistons are trying to figure out what to do this offseason to get the team back to where they’re supposed to be and so far some bright steps have been taken. The hiring of Stan Van Gundy was the right move to make and not overpaying to keep Greg Monroe also seems to have worked out alright.
Monroe has been adamant about finding a max contract this summer but while he wants to get paid there doesn’t seem to be as wealthy a market for him as you’d think.
According to Vince Ellis from the Detriot Free Press, the Pistons want to find out what Monroe is worth on the open market, as does Monroe himself, but so far it’s looking like no one wants to give him the max deal he covets.
In numerous conversations with league executives, scouts and agents over the past two years, not one considered Monroe a max player.
Someone will make an offer to Monroe but his in the same category as Pau Gasol, Luol Deng, Lance Stephenson and others who are going to have to wait for the Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James dominoes to fall before other deals start to be discussed and finalized.
There’s a market for Monroe but right now it’s not as important as the one for LeBron or Melo which means that he’s going to have to wait for offers and in the meantime he may want to consider taking a lesser deal than he’s been demanding.