The Detroit Pistons and Greg Monroe aren’t making much headway on a new contract. There have been reports suggesting that the Pistons recently increased their contract offer to Monroe, though the former Georgetown product says he never received such.
Needless to say, there are some oddities in the relationship between the two parties and the restricted free agent continues to be without a contract as we work towards the middle of August.
Multiple reports have suggested that the Detroit Pistons have engaged themselves in sign-and-trade scenarios involving Greg Monroe this offseason (Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trailblazers, Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans have all been mentioned) though none of the deals ever manifested due to Detroit’s elevated price tag.
Now it might be the turn of the Indiana Pacers who are said to be interested in trading for Greg Monroe.
So what could they be offering? Well, reports leaked earlier today suggesting that the Indiana Pacers had offered Roy Hibbert to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Goran Dragic, so it’s possible Indiana could be attempting to swap big men.
Of course, there is little reason for the Pistons to take such a speculative offer as they’d likely be able to net a much better return than just Hibbert.
Still, it’s interesting to note and it appears as if the Indiana Pacers are being very active in the wake of losing Paul George as they attempt to compete in the top-heavy Eastern Conference. They’ll likely find trading Roy Hibbert a difficult challenge however.