• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Greg Monroe, Khris Middleton teammates again with Bucks

    It's official -- center Greg Monroe and shooting guard Khris Middleton are Milwaukee Bucks. The two have rejoined after spending the 2012-13 season together in Detroit. Middleton has been in Milwaukee since his rookie year and is coming off his best season. He averaged a career-high 13.4 points and peaked at 46.7 percent shooting. Monroe is the team's premier free-agent signing. He signed a three-year, $50 million deal to leave the Pistons after a career-high 10.2 rebounds per game last year. "I feel like this was the best fit for me," Monroe told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "It was purely a basketball decision. ... Nothing else mattered but basketball to me and that's why I'm here."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Bucks make Greg Monroe signing official

    The Bucks officially signed center Greg Monroe on Thursday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but previous reports indicated the deal was for three years and $50 million. "Greg is a skilled low-post scorer and rebounder, and will add a whole new dimension to our young roster," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. "He's just 25 years old and still scratching the surface of his potential. I'm looking forward to helping him develop along with our other talented young players."

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Report: C Greg Monroe to sign max deal with Bucks

    In what would be a surprising move, Yahoo Sports is reporting that free-agent center Greg Monroe will sign a max-level deal with the Bucks on Thursday, choosing Milwaukee over the perceived front-running Knicks. The deal is believed to be for three years and $50 million. Monroe averaged 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game for the Pistons last season, and left Detroit seeking more opportunity to produce. The center met with the Knicks, who had been the presumed favorite for his services for several months. Monroe has career averages of 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in five years with Detroit.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Center-poor Lakers to meet with Greg Monroe, DeAndre Jordan

    In an attempt to fill a gaping hole at center, the Lakers will make pitches Wednesday to free agents Greg Monroe and DeAndre Jordan, per the Orange County Register. Monroe, who has reportedly felt unappreciated in Detroit, averaged 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game for the Pistons last season. Jordan is a defensive specialist and premier rebounder who has struggled mightily hitting foul shots for the cross-town Clippers and boasts virtually no offensive range. He led the NBA at 15.0 rebounds per game, but shot a horrific 41.7 percent at the line.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Report: Knicks frontrunners to sign Arron Afflalo, Greg Monroe

    The Knicks are the frontrunners to sign Trail Blazers guard Arron Afflalo and Pistons forward Greg Monroe when they becomes free agents on Tuesday, Yahoo reported. The Knicks have been rumored to be the likely landing spot for Monroe for several months. He's expected to sign a maximum contract Afflalo opted out of his Portland contract. He's expected to sign with the Knicks for three years, $36-38 million, which would fit under the team's salary cap. Monroe averaged 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds last year. Afflalo averaged 13.3 points and 3.2 rebounds.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    C Greg Monroe wants to join team 'ready to win'

    Free agent center Greg Monroe said that his primary goal in searching for a new team is to join a contender, per The Advocate. Monroe, who is unlikely to return to the Pistons, said he will meet with a handful of teams beginning Wednesday, with the Knicks and Celtics among them. "I'm looking to be with a team that's ready to win," he said during his youth basketball clinic. "Hopefully it will be a team where I'm the missing piece." Monroe has career averages of 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, and last season averaged 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Van Gundy lukewarm on bringing Greg Monroe back to the Pistons

    Pistons forward Greg Monroe is scheduled to be a free agent this offseason, and coach Stan Van Gundy didn't sound like bringing him back was a priority for the team. "We'll have to look at what comes up, where we are after the draft, possible trades, all of that, and just go from there and see what's best for both sides," he said, per MLive. "I don't have a lot of angst about it. We've got our strategy."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Pistons C Greg Monroe willing to meet with Knicks' Phil Jackson

    If Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson asked to meet with Pistons center Greg Monroe during the offseason to discuss a contract, Monroe said he'd be willing to schedule a meeting, reports ESPNNewYork.com. "If they're interested, I'm going to," Monroe said. Monroe previously denied a report that he had already made his decision to join the Knicks once he becomes an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. However, he did express an admiration for what Jackson has been able to accomplish during his time with the Lakers and Bulls. "[Jackson's] been where everybody dreams about going when they play in this league," Monroe said. "He knows and understands what it takes to win." Despite his affinity for Jackson, Monroe said he could also see himself returning to Detroit. He added that he doesn't expect his decision to take long.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Pistons' Greg Monroe denies report he'll sign with Knicks

    Pistons center Greg Monroe has denied a report by the New York Daily News that he has a deal already in place to join the Knicks next season, according to MLive Media Group."You write it's a done deal, there must be another Greg Monroe around here that I don't know about, because I haven't agreed to anything," Monroe said.Monroe is in his fifth NBA season with the Pistons and will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.Monroe leads the Pistons this season in scoring with 16.1 points and is second with 10.5 rebounds per game.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Pistons C Greg Monroe practices, probable for Wednesday

    Pistons center Greg Monroe, who has not played since March 14 with a knee injury, was a full participant in practice Monday and is on track to play in the team's contest Wednesday, per the Detroit Free Press. Monroe leads the Pistons with 16.0 points per game.