Suns to explore Monroe trades before buyout

The Phoenix Suns acquired veteran big man Greg Monroe from the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eric Bledsoe trade but don’t intend on keeping him on the roster for too long.

According to ESPN, the Suns will explore the trade market for Monroe before engaging in buyout talks, as Monroe doesn’t fit into Phoenix’s long-term rebuilding plans and would likely prefer to join a contending team.

Monroe, 27, is on a $17.8 million expiring contract and is unlikely to remain with the Suns past the trade deadline or buyout deadline.

The Suns will need a roster spot by Dec. 6th when the two-way contract of promising young guard Mike James needs to convert into a regular roster spot.

Monroe has career averages of 14.0 points and 8.7 rebounds while shooting 51.1 percent from the field.

Phoenix has reportedly shown interest in Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor, who is on the trade block.

1 Comment on "Suns to explore Monroe trades before buyout"

  1. Cavs need to make a serious push for Greg Monroe. We need a starting center now. No time to wait for what “might” happen at the trade deadline. Monroe is available, so go get him. Lue obviously is not going to play Frye or Zizic, so we need to get a legit center who can start. Monroe is the answer we’ve been seeking. If it were up to me, I’d offer up Tristan Thompson & Frye, and see what other player or pick the Suns might be willing to part with in addition to Monroe.

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