Miami Heat Could Be Dark-Horse Trade Destination for Pistons’ Greg Monroe

December 16th, 2014 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

Greg Monroe might want to start thinking about how he would look in Miami Heat red and black.

Stocking up on shorts wouldn't be a bad idea either. Call it a precautionary investment.

The Detroit Pistons' big man reportedly isn't happy with his current situation and would prefer a trade, according to the Sporting News' Sean Deveney. If true, it comes as no surprise.

Neither is the Heat's apparent interest, per Bleacher Report's Ethan Skolnick:

Assembling the necessary assets is an unavoidable obstacle. But, as of now, there's little else keeping the Heat from becoming a sneaky-good destination for the apparently disgruntled Monroe.


The Right Fit

Speculation has swirled since this summer, after Monroe, a restricted free agent, elected to sign his qualifying offer worth under $5.5 million. Doing so ensured he would become an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason—meaning the Pistons won't have the right to retain him if he signs elsewhere—but it delayed a lucrative payday.

Such ploys have been considered taboo in ...

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