Originally written September 27, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Pistons center-turned-forward Greg Monroe was knee-deep in preparation for his position transition this season well aware it’s crucial to whatever success the Pistons could have but still paid enough attention to league news that could affect his future. 2010 draftmates Paul George (Indiana) agreed to a max-level contract extension and Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins is reported to be in line for one himself before training camp convenes next week so naturally Monroe knows he’ll face queries about a potential extension for himself — except he doesn’t want to hear it. “No I’m not (going to hear questions)” Monroe said. “I want you (all) to circulate this right now. Pay attention. I have an agent like everybody else in the NBA. He’s gonna communicate with the front office. I’m here to play and that’s it. If you ask I’m not gonna talk about it.” It doesn’t appear Monroe and the Pistons will begin negotiating on an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline meaning he’ll be a restricte
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