February 16, 2016, 3:39 pm
NOLA.com reported on Tuesday that Greg Monroe would prefer to return to his home town and play for the Pelicans.
This is a very interesting report considering, if true, that it’s not exactly what the Bucks, their players or their fans would want to hear — assuming those particular parties indeed want him to stay. Monroe has had a good season and a great one statistically for fantasy owners, but he has sort of been jammed into a team with a ton of athletic wings and he is a bit miscast. We’re just spitballing here — but this could easily be Monroe or his agent trying to ignite the trade machine by putting a tiny bit of blood in the water. If he does end up in New Orleans somehow, his fantasy value wouldn’t change much, and it could theoretically improve a tiny bit.