Thursday August 7th, 2014

Restricted free agent power forward Greg Monroe turned a lucrative offer from the Detroit Pistons as talks between the two sides remain at standstill, reports the Detroit Free Press.

According to the report, Detroit has moved on from a five-year, $60-million deal that Monroe was offered.

Monroe became a restricted free agent when Detroit extended a $5.48 million qualifying offer in June.  Monroe has until Oct. 1 to sign that deal.

Monroe, 24, averaged 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds while playing all 82 games last season for Detroit. In four NBA seasons, Monroe has averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds a game.

More: The problem with Greg Monroe 

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