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Charlotte Hornets Trade Rumors: No longer interested in Greg Monroe? Spencer Hawes and Jeremy Lamb to say in Charlotte

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Earlier reports say that the Charlotte Hornets are having an interest in acquiring big man Greg Monroe of the Milwaukee Bucks through a trade package that would involve Spencer Hawes and Jeremy Lamb.

According to a source, the Hornets “already committed to trying to nurse Roy Hibbert back to prominence” as opposed to trading for Monroe. Hibbert had his worst season in his career last year with the Los Angeles Lakers but the Hornets are willing to give the big man a chance.

Also, the team is more into a cheaper option in Hibber rather than an expensive one with Monroe, with a 2-year $35 million left on his contract including a player option for the 2017-2018 season.

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Hibbert has a 1-year $5 million deal with the Hornets this offseason. The organization is also in the process of helping Hibbert bring back his game as he is also expected to thrive under Steve Clifford, who maximized the talents of Jeremy Lin and Nicolas Batum last year.

Meanwhile, rumor also has it that Jeremy Lamb will also be traded but according to reports, the Charlotte Hornets are also committed to Lamb as much as they are committed to Hibbert.

The organization sees Lamb as a potential primary sixth man this upcoming season. If the chemistry between Hibbert and Lamb connects and exceeds anyone’s expectations then there would be no point for the Hornets to pursue a talented big man like Monroe.

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According to Real GM, the Bucks have had interest in trading Monroe after signing him in free agency in 2015.

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