Greg Monroe may be done with Detroit, but the former Georgetown star isn't Buck-ing the midwest for various coastal heavyweights.
The free agent center has agreed to a max contract with the Milwaukee Bucks according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
One of the top scoring and passing big men in the league, Monroe passed on the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and others for the Bucks, one of the surprise teams in the Eastern Conference last season. Milwaukee (41-41) finished sixth in the East -- five games behind the Washington Wizards -- despite limited interior scoring and playing without injured rookie Jabari Parker most of the season.
Monroe also passed on signing a long-term deal with the Pistons last year and instead gambled by playing out the final year of his contract. The 6-foot-11 center averaged 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds.
According to Wojnarowski, Monroe's new contract will provide him the chance to test free agency again in the near future.
Monroe will sign a three year deal, with a player option on the third year, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
Milwaukee signed wing scorer Khris Middleton to a long-term deal Wednesday and traded for guard Greivis Vasquez before last week's draft. Ironically, the Bucks shed salary by dealing forward Ersan Ilyasova to the Pistons, who were seeking frontcourt help with Monroe set to bolt.
Though not a rim protector, Monroe's teammates, namely John Henson and Giannis Antetokounmpo, can help in that area.
Adding Monroe' bevy of low-post scoring moves and deft passing to an intriguing roster of young assets will certainly help the Bucks.