Detroit Pistons big man and soon-to-be free agent Greg Monroe pooh-poohed a published report, claiming that he was bound for New York next season.
Monroe says he hasn’t agreed to anything with the Knicks, let alone even begun to discuss his free agency.
Per the Detroit Free Press:
“It’s a shame that people just write stuff that’s not factual at all but we as players have to come in here and answer for it when we have absolutely nothing to do with it,” Monroe said of the report. “I guess he’s doing his job. That’s what you guys do. You write it’s a done deal then they must have another guy named Greg Monroe somewhere around there I don’t know about because I haven’t agreed to anything.”
The report cites an unnamed league executive who is quoted as saying it’s “about as close to a done deal as you can get.” […] It also coincides with the Pistons’ regular-season finale coming Wednesday at New York where Monroe is certain to face a barrage of questions about his future – the same questions he received from the New York media when the Knicks visited the Palace earlier this season.
“I’ve played in New York many times before and I don’t see how this time will be any different,” Monroe said. “They’re going to ask me the same kind of questions that you guys are saying and I’m going to tell them the same exact thing. I don’t know where he got it from. I would tell you guys to ask him.” […] “We’re going to try to keep Greg,” Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy said. “There’s no question about that. Obviously Greg has a lot to say with that so we’ll just see where it goes.”