For the second offseason in a row, one of the NBA’s most coveted talents has decided to leave the greater New York City metropolitan area for the Midwestern sprawl and 2 AM last calls of Milwaukee. Greg Monroe, rumored to be headed to the New York Knicks for the duration of 2014-15, declined the Knicks’ maximum contract offer in order to agree to sign with the emerging Milwaukee Bucks.
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He’ll work for $50 million over three years, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, but the contract also has an opt-out clause after 2016-17 that will allow him to take advantage of what will then be a salary cap that will jump over $100 million.
Just before the offseason, Monroe’s fit on a team like Milwaukee seemed as unlikely as him spurning a similar max offer from the New York Knicks. The former Pistons big forward was thought to be perfect in the apex of New York president Phil Jackson’s beloved triangle offense,Read More »from Greg Monroe may have found himself a perfect fit, cash, and sustained flexibility