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07:16 AM ET 09.26 | Pistons center-turned-forward Greg Monroe may be focused on his position transition, but he's also keeping up with league news that could affect his future, including the contract status of Paul George DeMarcus Cousins. [Monroe] knows he'll face queries about a potential extension for himself -- except he doesn't want to hear it. "No, I'm not (going to hear questions)," Monroe said. "I want you (all) to circulate this right now. Pay attention. I have an agent like everybody else in the NBA. He's gonna communicate with the front office. I'm here to play and that's it. If you ask, I'm not gonna talk about it." It doesn't appear Monroe and the Pistons will begin negotiating on an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline, meaning he'll be a restricted free agent come July.

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September 26, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Smart guy. Why can't every player be like him when it comes to their contract extensions?

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September 26, 2013  09:25 AM ET

He realizes that Pistons aren't getting better. If he can have a impact year, he should then look at contending teams like Spurs, Houston etc as a next move.

September 26, 2013  10:16 AM ET

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness, Bro?

September 26, 2013  03:10 PM ET

Chicago would be a good place for him starting 2014-15.

Jus' sayin'.......

September 26, 2013  03:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness, Bro?

Give me 10 million dollars and I'll let you know next week.

September 26, 2013  09:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Smart guy. Why can't every player be like him when it comes to their contract extensions?

duh,man

September 26, 2013  09:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Give me 10 million dollars and I'll let you know next week.

ya think

September 26, 2013  09:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness, Bro?

i beg to differ dude

September 26, 2013  10:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He realizes that Pistons aren't getting better. If he can have a impact year, he should then look at contending teams like Spurs, Houston etc as a next move.

Pistons aren't getting better? How do you figure? They just upgraded SF and PG this offseason with players just entering their prime (Jennings and Smith). Just drafted an athletic and long scorer, defender, and shooter in KCP to develop at SG. Allow your game changing 20 year old freak center to develop into a force. Bring in some veteran leadership to mentor the young guys (billups). AND have TONS OF CAP SPACE lined up in the future (Villanueva and Stuckey coming off the books). Sure, Pistons might not have Lebron or Durant on their roster, but to say they aren't getting better is laughable.

September 26, 2013  10:40 PM ET

Sleeper team to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.

September 27, 2013  08:16 AM ET
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i beg to differ dude

Nope.....money doesn't buy happiness.

But I'd be willing to bet the mortgage that being rich and sad beats the crap outta being poor and sad.....and by a good margin, too.

September 27, 2013  08:17 AM ET
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.......Sure, Pistons might not have Lebron or Durant on their roster, but to say they aren't getting better is laughable.

Wow......they have the internet in Alaska, now?!?!?

 
September 27, 2013  08:33 PM ET

Pistons need to take note. Monroe has done much to improve the team & has not been the distraction that Cousin has, so why not reward him. If you make the mistake of letting him test the market it will definitely cost you that much more in the long run. Don't think that league GM's haven't been making notes on your 2 BIG men and won't hesitate to steal them away from you if given the chance. Be proactive and not reactive or you will regret it.

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