Mar 20, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Greg Monroe Wants Out + KD's Huge Offer

 

NBA Rumors

The Detroit Pistons’ front office hasn’t convinced Greg Monroe that they’re a better team now, than the one constructed when they first drafted the power forward.

And for that reason, above money, is reportedly the main grievance for Monroe wanting out of Detroit — and as soon as possible.

Monroe’s motivation is his desire to leave Detroit, not the money — Washington Post

As the only power forward in the Eastern Conference to average at least 15 points and nine rebounds last season, Monroe certainly could have commanded more on the open market; his current salary cap hold with the Pistons is $10.2 million. But his motivation has been moving on, not the money. The money lost to Monroe in the interim is the cost of his freedom, and his desire to leave Detroit makes the price tag palatable.

His frustrations with the Pistons are understandable since he is about to have his fifth coach in five years with incoming coach Stan Van Gundy (who will also serve as team president) and Detroit is no closer to being a playoff team than it was when he arrived.

CASHING OUT 

Under Armor has reportedly made a $265M-$285M deal offer to Kevin Durant. However, before any signatures get applied to paper, Nike has the right to match the offer. 

Essentially, Kevin Durant was a restricted free agent and UA signed him to an offer sheet. 

Ball in Nike’s court for Kevin Durant — ESPN

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