NBA Trade Rumors: Wizards interested in Greg Monroe

NBA Trade Rumors —  Over the last couple of weeks, many reports have suggested that the Detroit Pistons could be active in the trade market the closer we get to the trade deadline. A popular name in hypothetical deals has been Greg Monroe, and if he does become available, you can bet that teams will be lining up with offers. One team that is reportedly interested is the Washington Wizards.

Jan 24, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons power forward Greg Monroe (10) drives to the basket during the third quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans at The Palace of Auburn Hills. New Orleans won 103-101. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

I know Washington is interested in Greg… however I have been told aggressively that Detroit is not open to it. So short answer is no.

Does that change at the trade deadline? Maybe.

(via Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders)

Despite the fact that their newly-crafted frontcourt, consisting of Monroe, Josh Smith and Andre Drummond, is failing miserably, the Pistons seem reluctant to openly shop their big man.

Monroe would probably fit quite well with the Wizards, providing a consistent scoring threat in the frontcourt. If these two teams were ever to discuss a deal, Pistons would probably look to move Smith to the power forward position and add a legitimate small forward who can space the floor. Trevor Ariza isn’t a terrible option, but it would take significantly more than the veteran wing for the Pistons to even entertain the idea of moving Monroe.


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