Detroit Pistons Training Camp: Top 5 Things To Watch For

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Mar 1, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe (10) is defended by New Orleans Hornets small forward Lance Thomas (42) in the third quarter of their game at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Greg Monroe

The Big man will be also be at Detroit Pistons training camp after a tumultuous off season full of rumors, speculation, more rumors, arrests, more rumors, and failed contract negotiations, Monroe will play for the qualifying offer of 5.5 million.

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The Pistons reportedly offered him a lot more mone, which Monroe denied getting. (five-year, $60 million offer) and he said no. However, he may have said no to any offer. Part of that is about the money, but part of that is he just wants out of Detroit where he doesn’t feel his skills have been not used properly.

Then, over the weekend, Monroe said he might re-sign with Detroit next summer.

Via Shawn Windsor of the Detroit Free Press:

"Monroe is banking on his talent, that he will show enough this winter to cash in bigger next summer, when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. When asked whether he would consider Detroit after this year, he said, “definitely.” That may be true, but it’s also true that he thinks he can get more money next year, and that means he has to be willing to go anywhere to get it.”"

It will be interesting to see how all this plays out, in the meantime however — all we can do is hope that it’s not a major distraction for team that needs 110 percent focus.