Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy can either choose to let this season go down as a lost year, hope to get a good draft pick and make all of his moves in the summer, or try to improve his team now.
A year ago, the Detroit Pistons might have let the New York Knicks walk out of the Palace with a comeback victory.
Greg Monroe Addresses Strange Offseason: ‘The Pistons Offered Me A Long-Term Deal…I Decided To Turn It Down’
This summer, Monroe did something almost unheard of for a frontline NBA player — he signed a one-year qualifying deal that costs him almost $10 million for this season.
“I’m just trying not to be in the newspaper,” Monroe allegedly told the police.
Less than 24 hours after signing a qualifying offer with the Pistons, forward Greg Monroe has been suspended by the NBA for two games.
The Detroit Pistons announced today that forward Greg Monroe has signed the team’s one-year qualifying offer for the 2014-15 season.
The deal will make Monroe a Piston through the upcoming season and later an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2015.
A restricted free agent, the 24-year-old Monroe had limited options this season if he wanted to part ways with the Pistons.
New Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy has consistently stated that Detroit wants to keep Monroe, and Van Gundy has said he talks to Monroe’s agent, David Falk, on a regular basis.
Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe’s traditional style makes him a difficult fit in today’s NBA, Mahoney writes.