Detroit Pistons power forward Greg Monroe is a restricted free agent. What that mean is Monroe can sign an offer sheet with another team, but the Pistons will be able to match the offer. New coach and team president Stan Van Gundy says the team already has a plan in place in regards to Monroe. Van Gundy says the team prepared for any scenario involving Monroe.
“We’ve been through basically every million-dollar increment of an offer sheet he can get, and what will we do if he takes the option of signing an offer sheet, and this is what he comes back with, what will we do?” Van Gundy said. “So to me, there’s not going to be any drama in it for us. We’ve already made that decision. We’ve already talked that through with ownership.”
“I think teams think it’s better, especially with younger guys, to have an asset, even if he’s overpaid, that can bring value down the road, than to have a guy go for nothing,” Van Gundy said.
Van Gundy has a point when he talked about the value of younger players. It does sound like Van Gundy wants to keep Monroe around.