The Milwaukee Bucks continue to look for trades centered on big men Greg Monroe and John Henson, according to a report from Woelfel’s Press Box.
Monroe and Henson have been made available in trade talks most of the summer, Monroe for longer than that.
He is in the final year of a contract that will pay him about $17 million. Most around the league will tell you that will make him easier to move than at last season’s February trading deadline. At the very least, Monroe’s contract is good mid-season, if not offseason, trade material.
Monroe, 27, is 6-foot-11 and played fairly well for the Bucks in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, according to Woelfel’s Press Box, the 7-foot Henson “has been a part-time starter during his five seasons in Milwaukee but seldom played at the end of the 2016-2017 regular season and saw minor minutes in just two of the Bucks’ six playoff games against Toronto. Henson has three years remaining on his contract, starting at $11.4M next season and $10.6M and $9.7M the following two seasons.”
Here’s more out of Milwaukee:
- One big reason for the Bucks’ willingness to move the aforementioned big men? Because of the contract of swingman Tony Snell, Woelfel’s Press Box writes. Snell and the Bucks agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract earlier this month. “But sources said the contract has yet to be submitted to the league office in New York,” the website reported.
- Finally, after expressing at least some interest in point guard Derrick Rose, the Bucks may have turned their attention to free agent guard Ian Clark, according to the Woelfel website. Rose signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Clark spent each of the past two seasons with the Golden State Warriors.