Monroe is the Top 10-14 ranked Power Forward by five different media sources.
Greg Monroe Detroit: 6-11", 250, 23yo
Pnts 16.4, Rebs 9.5, Blks 0.9, PER 19.29
"If the Pistons were dead set on keeping Monroe around, they would have already inked him to a massive extension. As it is, they've still got until October 31 to pursue that option. According to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the parties haven't even discussed that possibility: There’s a reason why you haven’t heard a lot about Greg Monroe’s contract situation—there’s nothing to report. It’s highly likely that the fourth-year power forward won’t receive a contract extension from the Pistons before the Halloween deadline, meaning Monroe will be a restricted free agent next off-season"
Trade works via Trade Machine.
Houston gets: Greg Monroe, Joel Freeland
Houston Gives: Omer Asik
Houston nets a Top 12 Power Forward and backup center for a disgruntled center
Detroit Gives: Greg Monroe
Detroit nets potential of 2 lottery youth to go with B Jennings, A Drummond and their 2014 lottery pick, along with Houston's first rounder for $1.8 mill net.
Portland Gets: Omer Asik
Portland Gives: Freeland, McCollum, Leonard, Claver
Portland nets a solid defensive upgrade (their greatest need) for a win NOW team. $.4 mill net
Because Wes and Mo are here to stay, CJ will languish on our bench for two more years. Would CJ be able to impact like Lillard has? Risky! Were he a long true 2, and defensive stopper, would be cause for hesitation. Crabbe is a Proto 2 guard.
Meyers will have a better opportunity to exceed Harrellson as a backup to Drummond.Why Not?
Lillard, WilliamsBlazer Center salary is only a combined $14.5 mill. Best value in NBA..