Lakers News: Greg Monroe On Not Signing With L.A. In Free Agency
Lakers News: Greg Monroe On Not Signing With L.a. In Free Agency

After selecting D’Angelo Russell with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers were targeting a big man in free agency. While LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan were the big names, Greg Monroe was another name the franchise was reportedly interested in.

With Monroe signing with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Lakers eventually traded for Roy Hibbert and sent a second round pick to the Indiana Pacers.

After a grueling eight-game road trip, the Lakers return home to face the Bucks. When asked about not signing with the Lakers in free agency, Monroe shares there was not anything the franchise did wrong and he ultimately made the best decision for himself according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:

“There wasn’t anything they did wrong. I just made the best decision for me,” Monroe said in an interview with Los Angeles News Group. “It wasn’t anything they didn’t do or did do.”

With the Lakers in the early stages of their rebuilding process, Monroe ultimately felt the Bucks have an opportunity to be ‘really good’ with Jabari Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Michael Carter-Williams, via Medina:

“I think we can be really good,” said Monroe, mindful the Bucks have a young core in Jabari Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Michael-Carter Williams. “We have to continue to put the work in and trust each other and continue to grow. As long as we do that, the sky is the limit.”

With players like Aldridge and Monroe looking to win at this stage of their careers, the Lakers are still a couple of seasons away from contention. However, D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson have all shown their potential so far this season and could help make Los Angeles an attractive destination this upcoming off-season.

With 58 games remaining in the season and the Lakers at the bottom of the Western Conference, all of the focus should be on player development. Although Clarkson and Randle have played well, Russell was given an opportunity to play major minutes during the road trip and responded well, highlighted by a 24-point performance against the San Antonio Spurs.

Coach Scott is an incredible Genius, of a Coach – COY

Beat Bucks at Staples – Go Lakers

  • Scott to Kupchak: “Listen to the sound of my voice. You are getting veeery sleepy. Sooo sleepy. You will let me have my way with this team and you will perceive all my moves as brilliant. When I count backwards to three you will awake and remember nothing. Three – two…”

  • Starters should be

    Hibbert
    Nance Jr.(decent jumpshot)
    Young (shooter, always plays well with Kobe)
    Kobe
    Clarkson

    Bench

    Black (rim protector)
    Randle (rebounder, scorer)
    A. Brown (corner 3 guy)
    Williams (6th man, main option in 2nd unit)
    Russell (playmaker)

  • Men, this 2016 Draft class is insanely good !
    – Ben Siimmons (Lebron James)
    – Brandon Ingram (Kevin Durant)
    – Jaylen Brown (Kawhi Leonard/ Rudy Gay)
    – Skal Labissiere (Anthony Davis)
    I’d be very happy if the Lakers draft one of these four players specially the first two.

  • Sound familiar?… saved FO $118 mil (said back in 7/2013). Can’t even earn it.

  • LMAO i jus read that.. how much you want to bet, he will make his way back here to Lakers land .. smh i really do not want him .. now since kobe gone.. hes not needed.. but i bet Mitch would take him back in a heart beat

  • I would like Brandon Ingram if we do not get the number 1 draft pick, but Ben Simmons is the number one pick. Pick up Nicolas batum and whiteside in the off season, We can be in the playoff.

  • Grayson Allen, Jamal Murray, Alonzo Trier, Antonio Blakeney, Dwayne bacon, Isaiah Briscoe, Tyler Ulis and the list goes on…

  • My top three are :

    Ben Simmons
    Ingram
    Skal.. can’t go wrong with neither of them.. my sleeper is Jarrod Utah nice size for a SF, tough and got mad skills not to mention can shoot the 3

  • im telling you bro.. that dude see kobes gone.. and a young team with potential. i bet his bish as try too.. something he would try .. unless he want to win then you right might hop on an already made team

  • Really digging at the bottom of the barrel being a player who lacks the effort to take it to the next level. However, this is better news for those who’d like to sign Whiteside in the off-season given Miami would’ve been his preferred option (if something takes place).

    Don’t think he’d all of a sudden mesh too well in Houston. Heck for $10-12 mil I’d give Whiteside a shot.

  • whiteside would be awesome. he’d fit so well with randle, clarkson and russell.

  • Best for a trade to go down. Some say Whiteside has a grudge on the Lakers for passing him up but it’s not as if he was traded. Thus seems more favorable aside of $$ talking.

  • even if whiteside gets traded, he’s still an UFA at the end of the year, right? anyone can sign him.. and no bird rights, either. even playing field. oh and dwight in a laker uniform again would make me vomit.

  • Last time I checked he was an UFA, but this just leaves the door open to other possible options for him if he gets dealt.

  • it might actually be better for us if he got traded to the kings — who the heck wants to live in sacramento?

  • Miami is gonna lose Whiteside cause they can only offer him $10M, their best option right now is to trade for Cousins.

  • I do not think the Kings would make that trade. If the lakers FO can do their job these off season they can get whiteside.

  • I am rejoicing in it to be honest. He’s putting up bad numbers in Houston right now. Dwight will never be happy. i am actually glad he’s gone.

  • Yeah but the Bucks are still struggling and will not win a ring no time soon but if that was the best place for him then whatever. We moved on. We don’t care.

  • let’s hope so. i actually think he would fit with this team a lot better than simmons. ingram is a good shooter and can grow into an elite NBA small forward.

  • Said it back then, best thing that could’ve happened. Dwight’s last straw probably came when Harden started chanting Kobe-Kobe in his last appearance in H-Town.

  • Howard is no doubt a flake but it’s not easy to find 17 ppg, 12 reb and 2 blks in the middle. The recent make up with Kobe is curious.

  • Need to look at Denver for a big man. They have a ton of good young centers.

  • This game is Amazing, so many good plays, Kobe is hot tonight. Everybody contributing in many ways. The ball is shared a lot. What a great game.

  • Kobe’s just getting better and better this season. Really happy to see him playing well.

  • I like the second unit line-up of the young guns tonight.

    2nd Team : Russel, Clarkson, Young, Randle, Sacre
    1st Team : Williams, Clarkson, Kobe ,Nance, Hibbert

    This is a great 9 man rotation.Finding minutes for Tarik Black would be nice too.

  • Nah, if they have interest in Dwight it’d be considered THO don’t think they’d be foolish enough to throw in Winslow.

  • I see it now. We have a nice young core and building slowly while Howard rots away in Houston bricking FT’s. Don’t miss that big idiot at all.

  • Dude brought it up in 2013, being by the time DH’s 4th year came he’d likely be looking elsewhere while the Lakers would be molding the future as long as they drafted correctly. He even got into a big scuffle with Cousins vs Kings. He did everyone a favor tho.

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