Greg Monroe and Michael Carter-Williams has not worked out for the Milwaukee Bucks last season and both are now part of NBA trade rumors that they are available this 2016 offseason.
Three teams that might be interested in Monroe or Carter-Williams are the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks.
According to Michael Scotto of sheridanhoops.com, the Bucks are looking for trade partners for their big man, who is under contract until the 2018 season. Other reports state that Carter-Williams is not in the long-term plans of the Bucks as he lost some minutes last year for Milwaukee.
Sources: Bucks are shopping Greg Monroe hard. He's owed $17.1 million next season and has a $17.8 million player option for 2017-18 season.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 20, 2016
Both the Knicks and Mavs need a starting point guard and Carter-Williams has proven to be a respectable starter with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Bucks while the Mavericks badly need a big man to contend in the tough Western Conference and Monroe can help them in the post and rebounding.
The Rockets need a big man as well with the expected departure of Dwight Howard in the upcoming free agency. Monroe is not as athletic as Howard but he can serve as an additional scorer to help out James Harden in the Rockets’ offense.
Free agency officially opens July 1 and NBA teams will learn more of the status of players next week as some players decide if they are opting in of their contracts.
All three teams have been involved in NBA trade rumors at this point of the offseason and the trade talks will heat up with the 2016 NBA Draft set next week.
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