NBA trade rumors have it that Greg Monroe might leave the Milwaukee Bucks before the trade deadline. Allen Crabbe just signed a huge contract extension with the Portland Trailblazers but with the team in need of a solid big man, there's a possibility that it will trade for Monroe in exchange for Crabbe.
According to ESPN, the Trailblazers is almost ripe for a trade. Sources say that the franchise has been chasing some few notable names like Brook Lopez, Hassan Whiteside, Nikola Vucevic and Greg Monroe. But Monroe has been a more realistic option since there are trade rumors that he is on the trade block.
The Bucks currently have a loaded frontcourt lineup with John Henson and Miles Plumlee on the roster. Fanrag Sports Network reported that Monroe might be the odd man out and he could be looking for a fresh start. Monroe's stats have dropped since joining the Bucks averaging 8.4 PPG and 6.6 RPG this 2016-2017 NBA season.
The Bucks also decided to start John Henson at center position which would have Monroe fight for his minutes. With Miles Plumlee also in the lineup, this poses a problem for the team's frontcourt rotation. The team is interested in trading Monroe but is still waiting for the perfect deal.
The Trailblazers recently extended Allen Crabbe's contract but with the team desperately needing for a solid post player, they might let him go. Crabbe's trade restrictions would be lifted on Jan. 15, 2017 and Monroe would be an unrestricted free agent in 2018.
These NBA trade rumors could materialize next year and both teams could really benefit from the trade. It would be a straight swap between the two players. The Bucks would have more depth in its backcourt with Crabbe in its lineup while the Trailblazers would have solid post player with Monroe on its roster.
NBA fans just need to wait until next year if both teams would push through the deal. For now, these NBA trade rumors are just speculations that may or may not happen.