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

“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.”


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