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San Antonio Spurs Interested In Greg Monroe

Mar 21, 2016; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe (15) talks to referee John Goble (30) during the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Pistons win 92-91. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 21, 2016; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe (15) talks to referee John Goble (30) during the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Pistons win 92-91. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /
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The San Antonio Spurs are heading into an era without Tim Duncan. They have already made drastic changes to their roster in bringing in younger players and are still looking to add more.

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There are still some names out in free agency that the Spurs have been reported in having interest in.

According to Sam Amico of Amico Hoops

, the Spurs have an interest in pursuing Milwaukee Bucks Center Greg Monroe. Amico quickly added that San Antonio would have to pursue a third team to make a deal work.

You are probably thinking to yourselves well how will this work with the recent signings of Pau Gasol and Dwayne Dedmon. Why would the Spurs need to target another center? This maybe a far stretch for San Antonio to land Monroe. Take note, Monroe is under contract with the Bucks ($17 million due next season) so as Amico pointed out, they (San Antonio) will have to do some searching around the league to fit in another team.

Monroe would definitely add more size to San Antonio’s frontline. Monroe just completed his first season with the Bucks and started 67 of 79 games. The 6-foot-11 265 pound center averaged a double-double during the 2015-16 season (18.8 points, 10.8 rebounds). Offensively he would help the Spurs, but question is, would he be a bench player? Would he starter over Gasol? How would he feel if his role changed from his time in Milwaukee?

Over his six year career in the league, Monroe has been consistent. He is averaging 16.9 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and shooting 50 percent from the floor.

He is a player that the Spurs could use on both ends of the floor but as many have mentioned, the Spurs need to get younger and athletic, and they have in adding the players thus far. The front-court is the area in need of both. Adding Dedmon is a start.

Right now, I don’t see the Spurs pulling the trigger with this one. It seems they are set with the roster for now.

(H/T Jeff Garcia News 4 San Antonio Spurs Zone)

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