Jason Kidd plans to bring Greg Monroe off Bucks’ bench, which is news to Monroe
The Bucks spent most of the summer trying to trade Greg Monroe, and the asking price was rumored to be so low most of the buzz around the league was a deal would get done. Except to trade Monroe another team had to want Monroe, and therein lied the rub.
Monroe was at Bucks media day on Monday, and coach Jason Kidd announced he plans to bring Monroe in off the bench. That got interesting. From Gery Woelfel of the of the Racine Journal Times:
Kidd said he plans to bring Monroe and Carter-Williams off the bench; Let the games begin.— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) September 26, 2016
When a reporter told Monroe that Kidd had told the media he would be coming off the bench, Monroe said, "That's news to me.''— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) September 26, 2016
It shouldn’t be news, Kidd brought Monroe off the bench for part of last season, too.
If Monroe doesn’t start, it means John Henson or Miles Plumlee will start (unless Kidd wants to go crazy small and start Mirza Teletovic).
The real takeaway here: Don’t draft Monroe on your fantasy team. And expect him to get traded at some point this season.