Apr 11, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe (10) saves an out of bounds during the first quarter against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons rumors: Greg Monroe wants opt-out clause?

The Detroit Pistons have said they’ve attempted to re-sign Greg Monroe but roadblocks on both sides have prevented a deal so far.

Of course, with few teams having enough funds to sign Greg Monroe outright and his restricted status which would allow the Detroit Pistons to match any offer, it seems as if the two sides will remain at a stalemate until Monroe decides to either sign an extension or a one-year qualifying offer. It’s not known which he prefers as a one-year qualifying deal will allow him to become an unrestricted free agent at season end. Of course, he doesn’t have the financial security of a long term contract in that scenario, which understandably is quite a draw. What Greg Monroe does want (allegedly) though is the ability to opt-out of a long term contract, this according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders who says he’d be looking for such a clause after his third season. https://twitter.com/stevekylerNBA/status/493044755618881536 It makes complete sense for the former Georgetown product as the last thing he wants to do is commit long term, only to be stuck in a poor situation. That’s not to say the Pistons won’t improve, but if the franchise continues to tread water over the next few seasons Monroe would then have the ability to get out. I’d venture to guess such an inclusion likely wouldn’t be a deal breaker for the Detroit Pistons either as they can rid themselves on Monroe much easier if he doesn’t live up to his said contract.

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