Pistons big man Greg Monroe will be a restricted free agent after this season. His agent David Fauk believes he is worth a max contract. And reports are the Pistons are willing to match an offer sheet for him even if it’s the max according to CBS Sports:
The problem, as the Pistons knew last fall, is that Monroe’s agent is David Falk. He has gotten the price he said he’d get for his clients for two decades — and he says the price for Monroe will be a max contract.
Two years ago, when a big deal for Indiana’s Roy Hibbert, a Falk client, seemed doubtful, Falk created a one-team market. Portland dropped a four-year, $58 million sheet on Indiana for Hibbert. The Pacers matched, and are no doubt happy they did, but Falk proved he can still find suitors when he has to for his guys.
I know that size is at a premium in the NBA right now but a player averaging 14.3 points and 8.7 rebounds a game is not worth the max. However, there could be 12 teams with max contract cap space this summer so maybe someone will make an offer as a backup plan when they miss out on a real max player.
This all also depends on who is the coach and the GM this offseason.