While a handful of free agents have already signed their contracts, one of the biggest names in restricted free agency has not. Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons has still yet to even receive a concrete offer despite being one of the most in-demand players available.
So what’s the problem? Well, it could be that most teams are fearful that the Detroit Pistons will match their contract offer to Greg Monroe, scaring them away. There’s also the notion of the whole LeBron James/Carmelo Anthony saga which still hasn’t come to an end (thanks to Mel0) so teams with cap space are potentially waiting to see what the NBA landscape will look like once Anthony comes off the board.
Regardless, Monroe’s teammate Andre Drummond seems tired of waiting as he tweeted out that he ‘needs’ the power forward back in Motown late Friday night.
The Detroit Pistons have stated on more than one occasion that they’re likely to match whatever deal is presented to Monroe, though they have made small suggestions that a sign-and-trade scenario could be possible as well. Considering that, nobody really knows what the future of Greg Monroe holds – not even Andre Drummond apparently.
It’s already been reported that the New Orleans Pelicans had spoken with the Pistons about a trade involving the former Georgetown product, though it’s not known how advanced those discussions ever became.
In addition to the Hornets, a handful of other teams were said to have interest in Monroe however many have already spent their available funds leaving an uncertainty regarding Monroe’s next move.