Greg Monroe said he would like to stay with the Bucks, but added that it's "up to them."
It's no secret that the Bucks have shopped him in the past, but unloading his $17.8 million salary for 2017-18 wouldn't be easy. He said he had "no reason to leave" while explaining why he picked up his player option, adding that he wants to help the Bucks take the next step as a team. Coach Jason Kidd seems to prefer Monroe off the bench behind Thon Maker, but expect him to see minutes in the 20s if they finally give up on trading him. He recently turned 27 and posted averages of 11.7 points, 6.6 boards, 2.3 assists and 1.1 steals last season on 53.3 percent shooting.