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NBA Trade Rumors: Angered Greg Monroe Not Leaving Milwaukee Bucks Despite Trade Talks

First Posted: Sep 23, 2016 04:00 AM EDT
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 05: Greg Monroe #15 of the Milwaukee Bucks moves against Pau Gasol #16 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 5, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Bucks 117-106.
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 05: Greg Monroe #15 of the Milwaukee Bucks moves against Pau Gasol #16 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 5, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Bucks 117-106.
(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Last season proved to be a challenging feat for Greg Monroe with his poor performance, thus, getting himself often on the bench for Milwaukee Bucks.

The power forward’s current team was reported by ESPN to have been actively eyeing him for a swap with other ball clubs and Monroe is completely aware of the situation.

However, a report noted that no league would be interested in signing Monroe for an agreement due to his inaptness with the younger group of players and "his lack of mobility and shooting range.”

Monroe inked a deal last year with Bucks for a three-year, $51 million contract which leads him a $17.88 million player option for the 2017-18 season. He is likely to be a free agent next summer.

In an interview early this week, the big man was irritated when asked if he would join Jason Kidd’s training camp this month.

“I didn’t start ’em (trade rumors), so if you want to know the beginning, I don’t know where to tell you to go,” answered Monroe who is not happy with the trade speculations.

“I just worked. That’s what I do. I was working with our coaches the whole summer, different times, back at Georgetown and then back home in New Orleans. So we’re just trying to continue to get better, to get my body better. I’ve been working out with my teammates for the past week. It’s good to be back here (in Milwaukee),” elaborated Monroe.

Meanwhile, Monroe’s agent, David Falk is positive that his client will make it to the upcoming Bucks’ training camp.

“Greg expects to be in training camp with the Bucks. He’s looking to have a great season for the Bucks. If anything changes, we’ll deal with it at that time. He (Monroe) wants to accomplish what they didn’t accomplish this year — making the playoffs. We are trying to make this work, Monroe’s client said.

The training camp will be a good playground for Monroe to sharpen his playing skills and to eventually come up with a mutual agreement with his squad.

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