not bring Monroe back next season, because it was proven this past season that this three big men lineup with Monroe, Andre Drummond and Josh Smith didn’t work out.
The 23 – year old big man will be a restricted free agent this summer and this means the Boston Celtics could agree on a sign and trade deal with the Pistons to bring Monroe onboard. Now, which pieces could the Celtics offer to persuade the Pistons to ship them Monroe? Well, the answer is simple. Jeff Green could be a player the Pistons would be eager to acquire and at the same time, he is a player the Celtics would happily trade away to land Monroe.
Although Jeff Green played well during the last couple of seasons, he is not as good as the C’s expected him to be when they acquired him from OKC. Now, the Detroit Pistons have to change that big lineup they used last season and they will most probably have to switch Josh Smith back to his usual spot, the power forward one. With Greg Monroe gone, Drummond could be switched at center, Smith at the power forward and if Jeff Green was acquired by Detroit, he could be an ideal option for the starting small forward role.
Now, Monroe to Boston makes perfect sense. He is still very young and he could turn out to be the next franchise center for Boston and he also seems to be a perfect fit alongside Rajon Rondo. The two of them could work on pick and roll situations and combine to get the Celtics’ offense going. On top of that, Monroe and Jarred Sullinger could form a powerful one – two punch in the frontcourt and with Kelly Olynyk coming off the bench, the Celtics would have one the best combinations of young big men in the league.
So, at the moment, there doesn't seem to be a better option for the Celtics than Greg Monroe, when it comes to potential center acquisitions.