When it comes to recruiting a star free agent like Greg Monroe, it always helps to have a former teammate on your side.
The Milwaukee Bucks stunned the league when they were able to beat out the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks for the services of Monroe, but they had an ace up their sleeve with Khris Middleton, who played with Monroe in Detroit.
"I was bugging him quite a bit, I will say that," the soft-spoken Middleton said of his phone calls to Monroe. "Almost every couple hours."
"When I was in Detroit, Greg was somebody who competed as hard as he could every night and wanted to win. He's very talented and skilled and he can score on the block. He can step away, make moves and make plays for everybody. I think he's going to fit in great with us."