The Pistons need to hire a new GM after Joe Dumars stepped down from the position. Whoever takes the job has one big decision looming in regards to what do do with Greg Monroe, writes Dave Pemberton of The Oakland Press. Monroe is a restricted free agent, only 23 years old, and coming off a season where he averaged 15.2 PPG and 9.3 RPG. Pemberton opines that Monroe’s agent David Falk will seek at least $15MM a season for his client. The article also uses Roy Hibbert‘s situation from two years ago as a reference for what tactics Falk might employ to up Monroe’s final price tag.
More from Detroit:
- With a final record of 29-53, and the team missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season, not many things went right in Detroit this season. Vince Ellis of The Detroit Free Press hands out his final grades for the players and organization.
- In a separate article, Ellis examines what qualifications the team is looking for in their new GM.
- David Mayo of MLive looks at the ownership tenure of Tom Gores, and what the owner needs to accomplish this summer in order to put a positive imprint on the franchise.
- The possibility of Isiah Thomas becoming the Pistons GM wouldn’t sit right with former player Adrian Dantley, writes The Detroit News. In a radio interview Dantley called Thomas a “con man.” Dantley also said, “He has a way of tricking people, and he tricked a lot of people.”