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07:27 AM ET 01.21 | Though the East has helped keep Detroit in the race, 2013-14 hasn't lived up to expectations.[According] to multiple league sources, the organization isn't sure what to do as the Feb. 20 trade deadline approaches. ... One player who has been mentioned in trade rumors throughout this season is Greg Monroe, the young power forward who will be a restricted free agent this offseason since he couldn't agree on an extension with the Pistons. It's no secret that Josh Smith is better at the four, and it's possible that Detroit moves the valuable Monroe to upgrade another position and slide Smith over to power forward. One team that is interested in Monroe is the Washington Wizards, according to multiple league sources. It's becoming clear that Washington is planning to pursue Monroe.

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January 21, 2014  08:43 AM ET

They're eyeing Monroe but they already have 2 low post players that they don't know how to use. What would be the difference?

January 21, 2014  08:52 AM ET

Pursuing how?
They wont give up beal
Who else would Detroit want?

January 21, 2014  09:15 AM ET

The Wizards have expiring contracts in Gortat and Ariza, which the Pistons might want.

January 21, 2014  09:28 AM ET

You Begin By Coveting What You See, Bros.

January 21, 2014  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Wizards have expiring contracts in Gortat and Ariza, which the Pistons might want.

they aren't in rebuild mode-
they are trying to win.
they will want a legit player back for monroe that can help now

January 21, 2014  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

they aren't in rebuild mode-they are trying to win.they will want a legit player back for monroe that can help now

* you give up one of the best young bigs in the game for 2 expiring contracts and you are saying we are done.
no way even joeD would consider that

 
January 21, 2014  09:57 AM ET

First off - Joe D. would consider anything these days. I think he lost his mojo many years ago. Secondly maybe they could finagle a three way trade to a team that wants those expiring contracts from the Wizards and send a decent starter Detroit's way. I'll be sad to see Monroe play for somewhere else but if he isn't going to re-sign then pull the trigger.

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