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.