Marc Stein recently reported that there were some “rumbles” that the Hawks could lob themselves into the bidding for restricted free agent Greg Monroe.
“There have been some recent rumbles on the personnel grapevine that the Hawks will lob themselves into the bidding for Detroit Pistons restricted free agent Greg Monroe. The close ties between Monroe’s agent, David Falk, and Falk’s former star client Ferry make such rumbles inevitable. Whether that chatter morphs into full-fledged courtship remains to be seen.”
Possible agent based talk that has a positive influence on a client? Well I have never seen that happen before!
There are two sides to this: on one hand, you have a report from Marc Stein, who is one of the most connected journalists in the business. On the other hand, I will always be skeptical of reports involving agents because an agent’s job is to make their client look as desirable as possible.
The way I see this is that Monroe is a very good power forward/center, but the Hawks already have Paul Millsap and Al Horford under contract. Unless the Hawks trade away Millsap — which does not seem likely right now — for a non-big, what would be the point of tendering an offer to Monroe? He’s a good player, but unless there’s an opening at the starting PF or C position, I just cannot see Atlanta making an offer.