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No evidence Detroit is shopping Monroe ... yet

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07:27 AM ET 01.29 | Now inside a month, the deadline looms, and there are rumblings around the Pistons. Those increasingly frequent suggestions that Greg Monroe will be moved before the Feb. 20 trade buzzer are premature. For now, anyway. Sources briefed on the situation told ESPN.com this week that the Pistons have been telling teams with Monroe interest that the restricted free agent-to-be -- no matter what you've heard -- is not available. Not even with Detroit mired at 18-27, looking disjointed (to put it charitably) and clearly in need of a major boost on the perimeter to loosen things up inside for young franchise cornerstone Andre Drummond. What remains to be seen, of course, is how firm that position stays with slightly more than three weeks to go before the deadline.

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January 29, 2014  07:42 AM ET

Not available. ...unless the price is right.

January 29, 2014  08:41 AM ET

when the right deal comes up-
they will move him

If I were phoenix- I'd make a play for him
they need a frontcourt scorer

January 29, 2014  08:53 AM ET

Do you need an evidence? Anybody can be traded anytime. No evidence needed.

January 29, 2014  09:33 AM ET

Time To Hit The Road, Bro?

January 29, 2014  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

when the right deal comes up- they will move himIf I were phoenix- I'd make a play for himthey need a frontcourt scorer

I totally agree with you. Phoenix has more then enough assets to trade for him. The problem is Monroe being in a contract year. I feel most GM's would rather just take their chances in free agency knowing the Pistons won't match and risk going over the CAP to keep him.

January 29, 2014  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I totally agree with you. Phoenix has more then enough assets to trade for him. The problem is Monroe being in a contract year. I feel most GM's would rather just take their chances in free agency knowing the Pistons won't match and risk going over the CAP to keep him.

tough call-
but I'd probably rather have his rights and be in the driver seat
(like they are with bledsoe) than have to bid on the open market

you don't want to set the price too high

 
January 29, 2014  02:06 PM ET

Can't say it often enough. To let this young talent get away is going to be a HUGE mistake.

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