TAG: Greg Monroe

NBA / Aug 21, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Losers

Kobe Bryant

Anytime you have winners you’re bound to have some people that lose. This year’s summer is no exception: there were plenty of teams and players who “lost” this past offseason. After counting down this summer’s “winners,” it’s only right that we give an equal share of the limelight to those whose situation was less fortunate than their NBA counterparts. Let’s take a look at some of the “Biggest Losers” of the offseason (sorry…there’s no association to the weight loss show on this one, unless we’re counting LeBron’s newer, skinnier body as a loss). Read More »

Latest News / Aug 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

LeBron James

July has come and gone and August is quickly doing the same. You know what that means? The NBA Offseason is on its last leg and winding down as teams begin to look towards the start of camp. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Aug 12, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Report: Monroe Tells Pistons He Will Accept Qualifying Offer

Greg Monroe

It turns out that Greg Monroe wasn’t bluffing at all. According to USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt, the disgruntled restricted free agent big man has told the Detroit Pistons he will make good on a lasting threat of signing the team’s one-year qualifying offer and becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer. Read More »

NBA / Aug 12, 2014 / 11:45 am

Report: Monroe “Definitely” Willing To Take Qualifying Offer From Pistons

Greg Monroe

And the Greg Monroe restricted free agency carousel just keeps on spinning. Gridlocked in contract negotiations with the Detroit Pistons and unable to procure a worthwhile offer sheet from another team on the open market, Monroe is reportedly “definitely” willing to take the unprecedented route of playing 2014-2015 on a qualifying offer and trying his hand at unrestricted free agency next summer. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Aug 10, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Greg Monroe Refutes Report Pistons Made 5-Year, $60 Million Contract Offer

Greg Monroe

Detroit forward Greg Monroe is currently in a holding pattern as a restricted free agent with the Pistons, and Detroit’s vow to match any offer has continued to dissuade other teams from extending an offer sheet. After reports said Monroe turned down an offer than for less years, but more per-year than a five-year, $60 million deal he supposedly turned down, Monroe denied they had ever even offered the five-year deal they supposedly augmented — paying him more per year than anyone else on the team — Monroe said they never even offered him the five-year deal. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Aug 7, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Talks Between Greg Monroe & Pistons Remain Gridlocked

Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond

Over a month into the free agency period, restricted free agent Greg Monroe and the Detroit Pistons remain stuck with both sides failing to arrive on an amount for an extension. It calls to mind another restricted free agent looking for a bigger deal in the desert. Read More »

NBA / Aug 4, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Andre Drummond On Greg Monroe: “I’m Pretty Sure He Is Coming Home”

Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond

The Detroit Pistons’ Greg Monroe was arguably the best young big man on the market this summer. But restricted free agency is a tricky balancing act for competing teams, and the talented 24 year-old remains unsigned – and has barely been seriously courted – as August wears on. Monroe’s partner in the Detroit frontcourt, Andre Drummond, is unconcerned by his teammate’s status. Drummond told the Detroit Free Press that he’s “pretty sure” Monroe will be playing with the Pistons this season. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 21, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Report: Stan Van Gundy Tells Josh Smith He’ll Likely Stay With Pistons

Josh Smith, Ben McLemore

New coach and president of basketball operations for the Pistons Stan Van Gundy has a lot of work to do with a team that finished 31-51 after a pair of marquee signings last summer. The biggest one featured the free agent acquisition of hybrid forward Josh Smith who signed for four years and $54 million last July. Yahoo is reporting now that after rampant trade rumors the last two weeks, Van Gundy has reached out to Smith and told him he’s likely to remain in uniform next season Read More »

NBA / Jul 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Why The Kings Should Avoid Trading For Josh Smith

Ben McLemore, Josh Smith, Reggie Evans

The Kings are again looking to make a deal for Detroit’s underwhelming 2013 free agent acquisition, Josh Smith. The two clubs recently returned to a deal they had discussed last month, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. We’re not so sure the deal works for Sacramento, though. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack, Twitter / Jul 3, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Greg Monroe Responds To “False Reports” On Twitter

Greg Monroe, Ian Mahinmi

Yesterday, it was reported restricted free agent Greg Monroe told the Pistons he would come back on a one-year deal instead of negotiating a longer term contract with the team if Josh Smith wasn’t traded. Monroe immediately took to Twitter to deny those reports. Read More »