The San Antonio Spurs may be considering acquiring Greg Monroe from the Milwaukee Bucks. Apparently, Monroe is the best choice the Spurs have if they want to fill the void left by Tim Duncan.
Duncan, who was among the team’s best power forward and center, retired earlier this month after playing 20 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. To cope with Duncan’s absence, the team got Pau Gasol and Dewayne Dedmon but this choice did not seem to live up to expectations.
To solve this problem, the team could trade for Greg Monroe. Reports say that the Spurs already considered getting Monroe after the Milwaukee Bucks put the athlete on the trading block, probably due to his recent weak performance.
On the average, Monroe scored 15.3 points and 8.8 rebounds each game for the Milwaukee Bucks. Monroe could not only be a good backup for Demon and Gasol, he could also improve the San Antonio Spurs’s front-court performance. Moreover, Monroe’s age is also an advantage for the Spurs. If the 26-year-old plays well with the Spurs, he could be give a long-term contract and still have many years ahead of him.
If this rumor turns out to be true, the Spurs should make their decision as soon as possible. Apparently, the New York Knicks are also believed to be eyeing Monroe.
The Morning Ledger reports that the New York Knicks are also looking for a replacement, just like the Spurs. Although the Knicks still have Joakim Noah, they do not want to take any risk as Noah is vulnerable to injuries.
Nonetheless, some say that the trade involving Monroe could be false. One possible reason could be because the Spurs do not have anything to offer the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Monroe. They could trade Monroe with point guard Tony Parker but this seems too farfetch to happen.