The Milwaukee Bucks have been trying to trade Greg Monroe for the past several months but they cannot find the right deal. However, the latest NBA rumors suggest that the Bucks might finally trade Monroe to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Jeremy Lamb and Spencer Hawes.
The Milwaukee front office has no other choice but to trade the 26-year-old big man as they are in need of a shooting guard following the injury to Khris Middleton. The 25-year-old guard will miss six months after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured left hamstring.
According to Gery Woelfel of Woelfel’s Press Box, the Bucks and Hornets are discussing a deal that will send Greg Monroe to Charlotte for Jeremy Lamb, who is a shooting guard, and big man Spencer Hawes. Lamb will play minutes at the two while Hawes serves as a backup big.
Woelfel also noted that the Hornets acquiring Marco Belinelli in the offseason makes Lamb expendable. On the other hand, Young Kim of Swarm and Sting believes that the trade mentioned above is a win-win situation for both teams.
“I truly believe that this move is a win for everyone involved. Greg Monroe is moved to a team that can properly utilize his talents as well as hide his weaknesses. Charlotte gains a viable scoring option superior to every other center on the roster,” Kim noted.
The Greg Monroe for Jeremy Lamb and Spencer Hawes trade works for both teams, in terms of matching salaries and cap room. The trade is deemed successful by the ESPN Trade Machine.
However, it should be noted that these are just NBA rumors at the moment and nothing has been confirmed. Nevertheless, the Bucks are expected to make a move for a shooting guard and they have Greg Monroe as trade bait, as well as Michael Carter-Williams and John Henson.
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