Greg Monroe To Play In Germany?

Earlier this afternoon, FC Bayern Munich Basketball teased a “big” signing announcement for tomorrow, and Emiliano Carchia of Sportando is now reporting that the team is planning to announce the signing of NBA veteran big man Greg Monroe.

Monroe, 29, appears to be prioritizing playing time and perhaps financial gain with the move to Europe, which makes sense given the nine-year veteran’s recent struggles to carve out a niche in the ever-growing small ball atmosphere of today’s NBA.

The 2010 NBA Draft’s seventh-overall pick, Monroe was named NBA All-Rookie Second Team for his efforts during the 2010/11 season. For his career, he holds averages of 13.2 PPG, 8.3 RPG, and 2.1 APG, but has become a journeyman of sorts over the past couple of seasons.

Monroe will join fellow former first-round pick Josh Huestis on Bayern Munich’s 2019/20 roster, where the club will look to three-peat as Basketball Bundesliga champions this upcoming season.

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7 thoughts on “Greg Monroe To Play In Germany?

  1. Danthemilwfan

    Man how far did he fall. Detroit loved him and would have paid him max money that he’d still be making. Turns that down for one year qualifying offer, still huge free agent, we give him 2 years 18 mil a year, betting on himself again. Now 3 years later playing in Germany.

    • Curtisrowe

      He is “falling’ because of the change in the game. He is a 15 point 10 board guy if he gets the minutes. His game just does not fit anymore.

      • Buckman

        Not every big needs to shoot the 3 but if they don’t they need to be proficient at inside game both offense and defense. He falters on d.

  2. Buckman

    Do they play defense in German basketball? If not he will be an all pro!

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