Speculation has surrounded Greg Monroe and the Knicks for the better part of this season. Now, the unrestricted free agent is showing why that is.
With free agency beginning at 12:01 a.m. as soon as the calendar hit July 1, Monroe met with the Knicks. And he didn't waste any time in doing it. From Charles Curtis of NJ.com:
Monroe has some of the most consistent counting numbers in the NBA, consistently putting up 15 and 9 or 15 and 10. He averaged 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game with the Pistons this past season. If he does sign with the Knicks, expect it to be for major money with the cap readying to rise for the 2016-17 season.
(H/t to Charles Curtis of NJ.com.)
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The Post reported that at midnight on Wednesday, Jackson, general manager Steve Mills and head coach Derek Fisher were among those who met with Monroe at his agent's office in Washington D.C.
Up next? A trip to Los Angeles for meetings with Clippers free agent DeAndre Jordan and Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Post also lists the Lakers, Bucks and Blazers as teams interested in Monroe. There's also this quote from an agent that won't help Knicks fans feel excited about a huge free agency haul:
"One representative connected to a prominent free agent believes Jackson is going to have a hard time convincing top players that the Knicks are on the cusp of winning, especially after drafting 7-foot-1 Latvian project Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick in last week's draft."