Feb 28, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe (10) dribbles the ball as Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) defends during the first half at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
PF/C Greg Monroe
Last season, Greg Monroe established himself as, not only one of the better big men in the NBA, but one of the better players altogether. Monroe isn’t a true center and is really more of a 4 than a 5, but one thing is true – the man can ball.
Standing 6’11” 250lbs, Greg Monroe averaged 15.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, and .5 blocks per game, giving him a 21.26 PER. At only 24 years old, Monroe may not have even reached his ceiling yet. It’s going to take a max deal to sign Monroe and multiple teams seem prepared to do so.
If the Mavs could sign Monroe they could use him a variety of ways, likely as a starting PF (with Dirk as the 6th man) but also as a part-time center playing alongside Dirk (explosive small ball offense). Signing Monroe would require the Mavs to lock in a veteran “true center” but with such a deep market, that probably wouldn’t be a problem.
Chances of signing Greg Monroe: 15%
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