NBA Trade Rumors: Milwaukee Bucks' Greg Monroe Unhappy With Trade Talks?
Being on the trade block in the offseason is reported to have saddened the Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe. Even though the latest NBA trade rumors hinted that the Bucks are looking out for a potential deal for Monroe, reports claimed that he is still willing to play for his current team.
Morning News USA reported that recently when Monroe was asked whether he will be seen in the Milwaukee Bucks training camps or not, he expressed his outrage over the ongoing NBA trade rumors. Monroe said that he has been training hard whole offseason to get back in form and thus be ready to play for the Bucks.
Even Monroe's agent David Falk recently said that Monroe will join the Bucks during the NBA training sessions expected to start next month.
"Greg expects to be in training camp with the Bucks," said Falk, as reported by ESPN. "He's looking to have a great season for the Bucks. If anything changes, we'll deal with it at that time. He wants to accomplish what they didn't accomplish this year making the playoffs. We are trying to make this work. Whether it will happen, I don't know. But we're going to try."
On the contrary, Asia Starz reported that the Milwaukee Bucks are very keen on getting Monroe off their roster before the start of the training camps. Also, it was stated that Monroe will be an unrestricted free agent after next NBA season, which has further prompted the team to trade him for a talented player. According to the latest trade rumors, few teams which have emerged to be the 26-year-old player possible destination are the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
However, reports claimed that the teams are not that interested and might not pick Monroe for his inability to work in a team with the younger players. Also, Monroe's $17 million annual salary that will soon expire in 2018 summer is the rumored reason why other teams have been hesitant to choose him. Reports claimed that the amount is considered to be a cap burden for trading a player who lacks excellent shooting skills despite his good rebound ability.