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Pistons, Monroe headed for a split?

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07:17 AM ET 10.01 | After DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Paul George and Larry Sanders, perhaps Eric Bledsoe is the next 2010 draftee to sign an extension before Nov. 1. [The] 23-year-old Bledsoe would certainly get a substantial offer if he's allowed to hit the market next summer. ... Detroit's Greg Monroe would also look to be in line for an extension, having established himself as one of the good young big men in the East. He was top 10 last season in double-doubles (37) and was one of the few bright spots for the Pistons the last two seasons. But league sources indicate an extension for Monroe is highly unlikely. The Pistons are not going to give him anywhere near the max, based on their current roster. Plus, Monroe's agent, David Falk, has little interest in signing an extension for less than that.

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October 1, 2013  07:34 AM ET

Better sign him........... top 10 last season in double-doubles don't come along everyday.

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October 1, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Tough call. Teams always need a young big man who gives you double/double.

October 1, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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Tough call. Teams always need a young big man who gives you double/double.

Emeka Okafor produces double double but not a franchise player. No way in hell I overpay this guy.

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October 1, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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Emeka Okafor produces double double but not a franchise player. No way in hell I overpay this guy.

This guy is way better then Okafor with a lot more upside. Plus the the kid is huge. He hogs space in the paint, has touch on his shot and around the rim. If teams are offering max contracts to kids like Hibbert this kid needs to be held in the same regard. I think he'd be perfect in a city like New York, San Antonio, Orlando or Utah.

October 1, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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This guy is way better then Okafor with a lot more upside. Plus the the kid is huge. He hogs space in the paint, has touch on his shot and around the rim. If teams are offering max contracts to kids like Hibbert this kid needs to be held in the same regard. I think he'd be perfect in a city like New York, San Antonio, Orlando or Utah.

No thanks we already have Amare!

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October 1, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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No thanks we already have Amare!

You actually prefer Amare over him??? Oh wait, the Knicks are stuck with Amare to the bitter end because they wasted their Amnesty clause on Billups who was in a contract year. Knicks are in one stinker when it comes to their salary cap.

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October 1, 2013  11:04 AM ET

Monroe is not a max contract player, but some sucker team will over pay to lure him to their small market.

October 1, 2013  11:10 AM ET
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Monroe is not a max contract player, but some sucker team will over pay to lure him to their small market.

He is not a max player but he is a capable big man that the NBA lacks. He can really help a contending team. He'll do fine w/ teams like the Mavs, Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, etc...

October 1, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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He is not a max player but he is a capable big man that the NBA lacks. He can really help a contending team. He'll do fine w/ teams like the Mavs, Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, etc...

Those teams don't have room to offer him a max contract.

October 1, 2013  11:58 AM ET
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Those teams don't have room to offer him a max contract.

They could trade for him but the point is that he would be a great addition to a contending team that lacks low post play.

October 1, 2013  03:05 PM ET

He would help make Detroit basketball relevant again but he is probably going somewhere warm...

October 1, 2013  07:47 PM ET

I can see this guy someday being a 15-point, 13-rebound a game player.

That would make him a top notch player at the PF position, but not a franchise player.

A max contract would be a mistake......but $10-12 million a year for say, 5 or 6 years would make him a solid investment.

The only problem them would be keeping him motivated after signing him to a big, long-term contract.

October 1, 2013  07:51 PM ET
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I can see this guy someday being a 15-point, 13-rebound a game player......

Typo Alert!

Should've read 17-point, 13-rebound a game.......

October 1, 2013  10:53 PM ET

"but is he really a 'franchise' caliber guy? I don't know about that....."

He may not be a 'franchise' caliber guy, but he could be the defining piece that lands them a franchise guy, or the defining piece to a 'Championship' caliber team. After all they gave Josh Smith all the money and he's proven that he isn't a franchise caliber guy.

 
October 2, 2013  12:58 AM ET
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2012/2013 Double Double Leaders1 David Lee, C GS 56 2 Dwight Howard, C LAL 48 3 Nikola Vucevic, C ORL 46 4 Zach Randolph, PF MEM 45 5 Carlos Boozer, PF CHI 44

I know this is a bit off topic, but it is crazy to me that people in L.A. were dumping on Howard so bad when he was second in the league in double doubles. Just the arrogance of it. Finally it rose up to bite them square on the booty.

Monroe is good, but not great. I think he's enough a team guy that if something good comes about with this current configuration that he will take a bit less to stay. Jennings and Smith took a little less to come here. However....I don't think they're married to Monroe and if anyone will be traded off that front line it will be him.

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