In an attempt to fill a gaping hole at center, the
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.
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.
Free agent center
Monroe, who is unlikely to return to the
"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.
"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."
"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.
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