|July 2 8:46 AM PT9:46 AM MT10:46 AM CT11:46 AM ET15:46 GMT23:46 8:46 AM MST10:46 AM EST19:46 UAE17:4611:46 ET10:46 AM CT14:46 - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that that free agent center Greg Monroe has chosen the Milwaukee Bucks over other big-market suitors like the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been officially announced.
Analysis: Yahoo Sports first reported the deal, which is for three years and $50 million. Monroe has a player option on the final year of the deal that will allow the 25-year-old to become a free agent again in two years if he chooses.
|June 22 12:40 PM PT1:40 PM MT2:40 PM CT3:40 PM ET19:40 GMT3:40 12:40 PM MST2:40 PM EST23:40 UAE21:4015:40 ET2:40 PM CT18:40 - Stan Van Gundy concedes the Detroit Pistons are ''not entirely optimistic'' about bringing back Monroe this offseason. Van Gundy, Detroit's coach and team president, says the door isn't closed, but Monroe can test the open market this offseason as an unrestricted free agent.
Analysis: The Pistons traded for forward Ersan Ilyasova earlier this month in a move that appeared to give them a potential replacement, but Van Gundy has not publicly ruled out the possibility of the 6-foot-11 Monroe returning. Van Gundy and general manager Jeff Bower spoke to reporters Monday to preview Thursday's NBA draft.
|Mar. 17 2:03 PM PT3:03 PM MT4:03 PM CT5:03 PM ET21:03 GMT5:03 2:03 PM MST4:03 PM EST1:03 UAE (+1)22:0317:03 ET3:03 PM CT20:03 - Monroe is out with a left knee strain.
Analysis: He's missed 10 games but expects to play again this season. Monroe averages 16.0 points and 10.4 rebounds.
|Mar. 11 9:39 PM PT10:39 PM MT11:39 PM CT12:39 AM ET4:39 GMT12:39 9:39 PM MST11:39 PM EST8:39 UAE05:390:39 ET10:39 PM CT3:39 - Monroe continues to play well, finishing with 24 points and nine boards in a loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Monroe is averaging 18.8 points and 11.9 rebounds over his last eight games.
|Feb. 28 9:30 PM PT10:30 PM MT11:30 PM CT12:30 AM ET5:30 GMT13:30 10:30 PM MST12:30 AM EST9:30 UAE06:300:30 ET11:30 PM CT4:30 - Monroe had 28 points and 13 rebounds in Friday's double-overtime loss to New York.
Analysis: Monroe has totaled a whopping 42 boards in his last three games.
|Feb. 28 6:56 PM PT7:56 PM MT8:56 PM CT9:56 PM ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST6:56 UAE (+1)03:5621:56 ET8:56 PM CT1:56 - Monroe had 21 points and 10 rebounds Saturday.
Analysis: Monroe posted his fourth straight double-double and is a solid fantasy player.
|Feb. 10 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET4:48 GMT12:48 9:48 PM MST11:48 PM EST8:48 UAE05:4823:48 ET10:48 PM CT2:48 - Monroe had 23 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday night.
Analysis: Monroe sat out the final period and is licking his chops to face the Spurs on Wednesday. "It was good to just get that quarter off and get a little bit of extra rest going into tomorrow's game," Monroe said.
|Feb. 7 9:01 PM PT10:01 PM MT11:01 PM CT12:01 AM ET5:01 GMT13:01 10:01 PM MST12:01 AM EST9:01 UAE06:010:01 ET11:01 PM CT3:01 - Monroe had 21 points and a career-high 21 rebounds Friday.
Analysis: Monroe has a league-best 149 rebounds since Jan. 17 with teammate Andre Drummond one behind him. His 15.4 scoring average isn't impressing fantasy competitors, however.
|Jan. 29 9:55 PM PT10:55 PM MT11:55 PM CT12:55 AM ET5:55 GMT13:55 10:55 PM MST12:55 AM EST9:55 UAE06:550:55 ET11:55 PM CT3:55 - Monroe had 20 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's ugly 89-69 loss at Philadelphia.
Analysis: While Monroe came up big for fantasy owners, Detroit's other four starters scored a combined 12 points. Monroe is averaging 19.3 over the last three games.
|Jan. 24 6:29 PM PT7:29 PM MT8:29 PM CT9:29 PM ET2:29 GMT10:29 7:29 PM MST9:29 PM EST6:29 UAE (+1)03:2921:29 ET8:29 PM CT0:29 - Monroe grabbed 16 rebounds - matching a career high with 10 on the offensive end - and scored eight points in Saturday's loss at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Monroe is averaging 16.2 points and 12.6 rebounds over his last 13 games.
|Jan. 20 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET6:05 GMT14:05 11:05 PM MST1:05 AM EST10:05 UAE07:051:05 ET12:05 AM CT4:05 - Monroe rocked the fantasy world Monday.
Analysis: Monroe led Detroit with 16 points and 20 rebounds to end a four-game stretch without a double-double.
|Dec. 26 7:02 PM PT8:02 PM MT9:02 PM CT10:02 PM ET3:02 GMT11:02 8:02 PM MST10:02 PM EST7:02 UAE (+1)04:0222:02 ET9:02 PM CT1:02 - Monroe finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds in a rare win over the Pacers on Friday.
Analysis: Monroe made only his second start since Nov. 28. He's averaging 17.3 points and 10.0 rebounds in his last three games.
|Dec. 4 11:11 PM PT12:11 AM MT1:11 AM CT2:11 AM ET7:11 GMT15:11 12:11 AM MST2:11 AM EST11:11 UAE08:112:11 ET1:11 AM CT5:11 - Monroe had a season-high 29 points in a 109-102 overtime loss in Boston on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The Detroit forward, who is averaging 14.4 points, had a combined 32 in his previous four games while shooting 35.7 percent (10 of 29). He made nine of 17 shots Wednesday.
|Nov. 20 10:07 PM PT11:07 PM MT12:07 AM CT1:07 AM ET6:07 GMT14:07 11:07 PM MST1:07 AM EST10:07 UAE07:071:07 ET12:07 AM CT4:07 - Monroe had 18 points and 12 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Suns for his sixth double-double.
Analysis: Monroe's 48.1 field-goal percentage thus far is the worst of his career, though he's averaging a personal-best 10.5 rebounds.
|Nov. 10 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST7:12 UAE (+1)04:1222:12 ET9:12 PM CT1:12 - Monroe had 16 points and 10 boards Monday.
Analysis: Monroe is up to four double-doubles in five games.
|Nov. 9 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST7:12 UAE (+1)04:1222:12 ET9:12 PM CT1:12 - Monroe had 19 points and 11 boards Sunday.
Analysis: Monroe is back in action Monday against the Bulls, who have been bad at rebounding. Use Monroe and reap some fantasy rewards.
|Nov. 5 7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST7:07 UAE (+1)04:0722:07 ET9:07 PM CT1:07 - Monroe had 23 points and 18 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons held off the New York Knicks 98-95 Wednesday night for their first win of the season.
Analysis: Monroe has consecutive double-doubles after missing the first two games due to a DUI. Fantasy owners had better not be MIA when it comes to getting Monroe in their lineup.
|Oct. 29 10:37 PM PT11:37 PM MT12:37 AM CT1:37 AM ET5:37 GMT13:37 10:37 PM MST12:37 AM EST9:37 UAE06:371:37 ET11:37 PM CT3:37 - Monroe will miss the first two games of the season due to a DUI.
Analysis: Monroe is expected to be back against Brooklyn in the Pistons' home opener Saturday.
|Sep. 5 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST2:10 UAE (+1)00:1018:10 ET5:10 PM CT21:10 - A person with knowledge of the deal says Monroe has signed a $5.48 million, one-year qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because no announcement had been made. The move sets the stage for the 6-foot-11 Monroe to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Monroe has been a consistent scorer for the Pistons since they drafted him with the seventh pick in 2010, but his future with the team is in doubt after Detroit failed to sign the restricted free agent to a long-term contract this offseason. Yahoo Sports first reported the signing Friday.