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Bucks Talk With Pelicans About Monroe, Eye Teague

WEDNESDAY, 10:43am: Teams that have called the Bucks about Monroe aren’t gaining traction in talks, according to USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt, who heard from one source who said no chance exists that the big man will end up in a trade. At least one other source also told Zillgitt that Monroe won’t be traded.

5:08pm: New Orleans and Milwaukee have had only exploratory talks, sources tell John Reid of The Times Picayune, who nonetheless hears from league sources that Monroe, a New Orleans native, would prefer to play for his hometown Pelicans.

TUESDAY, 8:58am: The Bucks have had a dialogue with the Pelicans about Greg Monroe and are one of a handful of teams that have been “kicking the tires on” Hawks point guard Jeff Teague, reports Zach Lowe of Monroe is obtainable if a team gives Milwaukee a “decent” first-round pick, according to Lowe, but the Pelicans have been reluctant to part with their 2016 first-rounder even if protection for the top few picks is involved, sources tell Lowe. New Orleans has dealt its first-round pick three years in a row.

New Orleans is keen on pairing Anthony Davis with a “bruiser” up front, but opposing teams are confused about whether whether executive vice president of basketball operations Mickey Loomis or GM Dell Demps has control over the front office, Lowe hears. Loomis has been exerting greater control lately, but executives from other teams told Ken Berger of recently that they believe that’s only a temporary situation, with former Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars a strong candidate to take over the Pelicans front office.
A confused narrative exists about whether the Bucks would give up Monroe. Fellow ESPN scribes Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst reported Monday that the offseason signee wasn’t available, conflicting with an initial report from Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times that he could be had for the right offer. Both reports agreed that the team was open to dealing Michael Carter-Williams, and the team is unconvinced that he’s the long-term answer at point guard, league sources tell Lowe. Thus, Milwaukee joins a group of suitors for Teague that various reports say includes the Jazz, Knicks, Pacers, CelticsSixers and Magic. I touched on what then only appeared to be speculation about Milwaukee and Teague as I examined the point guard’s trade candidacy last month.
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11 thoughts on “Bucks Talk With Pelicans About Monroe, Eye Teague

  1. Any scenario that could bring Jrue Holiday to Milwaukee is one I am willing to get behind. I know it is doubtful, but that is a dream scenario.

    • Bringing an injury prone player to an already injury prone team is not a good idea

  2. brewcat

    I think it would be foolish for the Bucks to trade Monroe. While he certainly has his flaws, it was the coup of the off-season for the Bucks to draw him to Milwaukee. For a franchise that has perceived issues signing big free agents, what star would ever come to Milwaukee again if they see Monroe shipped off after half a season?

    • I think everyone in the league can see he isn’t a good fit next to Parker and Giannis who are the future. So the smart thing to do is trade Monroe now while his value is still high for a future 1st. Hammond has a history of taking corrective actions when he sees there is a problem regardless of how long ago said player was acquired. I would actually prefer if it was a 2017 1st since this years draft class is pretty weak outside the top 2-3.

    • bucks here

      Bucks need to trade Miles Plumlee and Oj Mayo to T-Wolves for Kevin Martin
      Bucks trade MCW, Henson, and Vazquez to Hawks for Horford and Schroeder

      6th man Parker

      • No thanks on the Martin trade. Martin would only take minutes away from Vaughn who is just starting to find his groove on this team.

        As for the Hawks trade scenario, good luck getting both Horford and Schroder for those three. Schoder > than MCW. Horford >>>> Henson and Vasquez. One of our big three would need to be included if you are hoping to get both Dennis and Al in return.

        • bucks here

          Hawks would take Henson, Bayless, Vaughn, and MCW for Horford and/or Teague or Schoeder

          • his would still be a tough package for the Hawks to take since they are still giving up the two best players in this deal. Unfortunately, when it comes to the NBA, two nickels do not equal a dime. They will want an impact player or high draft pick in return for Horford and Teague/Schroder.

          • kizonis

            maybe they can throw Millsap in to round the edges a bit

          • So the Hawks give up the best three players in the deal?

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