I think this guy helps us a lot if we can land him with money and no sign and trade where we lose bodies. MLSE has more money than the Bank of Canada and can thumb its nose at the cap tax for a couple of years. They owe us after serving up "dreck" for 17 of our 20 years of support.
Monroe is a 23 year old legit low post presence who has been in the gong show in Detroit for three years. He projects to a 18pt - 10rebound per game guy for the next 5 to 7 years. Casey can teach him defense for gods sake. Think back to those last shot to win the game situations where we could actually draw up a post play for a bucket or the chance at FT's with Monroe rather than a wing iso jump shot in the hopes of winning it late.
Shrewd move for him is to sign a one year offer sheet at 12M. That way if Detroit matches he just does one more year before parole as UFA and gets paid. If Detroit doesn't match then the Raps haven't tied up all their dough for more than a year. I believe Monroe likes DD and would be a great chemistry fit on this team of like aged players. If he hasn't whined about having to play with that ass muppet Brandon Jennings then he is solid citizen keeps his mouth shut, his head down , bum up and moves the pile.
I am of the opinion to offer him 1 year at 12M. His agent is no dummy. If he signs an offer sheet for both money and term (4 years) AND Detroit matches then he is screwed if he really wants out of Motown.