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Pistons trade rumors getting to Greg Monroe

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11:05 AM ET 01.26 | Greg Monroe's playing for another new coach, Maurice Cheeks, with another point guard, Brandon Jennings, and before he got a chance to adjust to playing with a player he campaigned for the Pistons to draft, Andre Drummond, the team signed Josh Smith this offseason -- a player whose who's natural position is the same one Monroe plays now, power forward. Now, he has to deal with concerns about his future in Detroit as he's approaching restricted free agency in this coming July. After being viewed as a franchise staple for three years as the team rebounded and rebuilt, itself, outsiders see him as the piece that doesn't fit alongside Drummond and Smith -- which has led to speculation on whether he should be traded. Monroe, 23, has admitted the talk has affected him a little. "It does, to be honest. We're still trying to get things right, here," he said. "To see that stuff . . . I just focus on what we're doing here. I'm here. If that changes, then I???ll move forward. If it never does, I'll focus on playing these games and trying to win these games."

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January 26, 2014  11:08 AM ET

Fan Nation is getting to me.........

January 26, 2014  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Fan Nation is getting to me.........

I don't know what they are trying to do in Detroit any more, Mick. Why give up your young players?

January 26, 2014  11:50 AM ET

he may not be a 'max' type player- like lbj.....
but as a young big who can walk and chew gum at the same time ?
he is certainly a 12+ mil dollar player....
why be cheap over a few mil per year?

January 26, 2014  02:58 PM ET

With Josh Smith playing in Detroit and proving that he's not a small forward. Talks of a Greg Monroe trade will keep coming.

January 26, 2014  11:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Fan Nation is getting to me.........

it gets to all of us bro, ur tough

 
January 27, 2014  12:03 AM ET

Crap situation for Monroe. I hope he gets traded sooner rather than later. Good player and he deserves an opportunity with a team that really wants him.

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