Bucks Land Greg Monroe, Via 3-Year, $50 Million Deal

By Staff  |  07/02/2015

Greg Monroe

Milwaukee Bucks just made their line-up bigger, after agreeing to terms with free-agent center Greg Monroe on Thursday (July 2), reports ESPN.

The deal is a three-year max deal worth $50 million, with a player option on the final years, said sources.

The 25-year-old will be teamed up with a number of promising young players in Milwaukee, including Giannis Antetokounmpo (age 20), Jabari Parker (20), Khris Middleton (23) and Michael Carter-Williams (23).

Monroe, who played five seasons in Detroit, was expected to join the New York Knicks, as their primary free agent target, due to his potential fit in the triangle offense. His decision to join the Bucks instead serves as a blow for New York, which is looking to add more talent around star Carmelo Anthony.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers also reportedly met with Monroe this week.