Detroit Pistons: Greg Monroe To Sign Qualifying Offer

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Apr 16, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe (10) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been one of the more surprisingly length sagas of the summer, but Greg Monroe’s free agency appears to finally nearing its conclusion. Until next summer, that is. Monroe’s situation as a restricted free agent has been a difficult one. Nobody has shown willingness to throw money at him, perhaps in part due to it being unclear how the Detroit Pistons themselves feel about him.

According to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, Monroe has finished waiting and decided to take the offer currently on the table.

This makes Monroe’s future with the Pistons unclear to say the very least, as by signing Detroit’s $5.479 million dollar qualifying offer, he will become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

For the Pistons, this offseason has been mostly filled with promise and positive change due to the appointment of Stan Van Gundy, and the additions of a handful of role players. The decision of Monroe could cast a significant shadow over all of that good news though.

Let’s take a look at the potential repercussions of Monroe signing the offer on the table.

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