Greg Monroe: Bucks had everything I needed

Many followers of the NBA were surprised when Greg Monroe opted to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, but it's not hard to see the reasoning behind the decision.

With a young core in place and plenty of competent defenders around him, Monroe clearly saw both present protection and a bright future ahead for the Bucks. 

Here's what Monroe told Bucks.com:

“Maybe the correct word is starving for the playoffs,” Monroe said. “They (the Bucks) were there last year, even without Jabari (Parker). You add a guy like that back to your team to the guys they already have in place, that’s already a step in the right direction.

“They just had everything set up for what I wanted – everything I needed to be comfortable and happy. I’m just really excited to start working with these guys.”

(h/t Bucks.com)

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