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Is Greg Monroe worth $16 million?

As the NBA transitions away from back-to-the-basket play, how do we value Monroe's old-school game? He posted career highs in scoring and rebounding last season, but he's still unreliable away from the basket, writes Amin Elhassan. Free-agent Big Board 2.0 (Insider)

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Monroe Likely To Be Overpaid

While the NBA Finals showcased the importance of versatile defenders, the NBA's love for big men could still lead to a payday for centers like Greg Monroe. 5-on-5: Free agency preview

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Report: SF's top Pistons' free agent list

The Detroit Pistons seem to be set at four starting positions, with small forward being open. With that in mind, Stan Van Gundy will target that spot when free agency opens early tomorrow morning.

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Monroe moving on, 'not wanted' by Pistons

Greg Monroe isn't sure where he'll be playing next season, but he's pretty sure it won't be with the Pistons, saying, "I don't want to be anywhere I'm not wanted."

Knicks plan to make pitch to DeAndre Jordan (1:41)
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Report: Greg Monroe wants a team 'ready to win'

Detroit Pistons free-agent center Greg Monroe said he wants to play for a team "ready to win." Monroe will reportedly speak this week to the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers.

Was Stanley Johnson the right choice?

Over Justise Winslow? That's the question that is likely to follow Johnson throughout his time with the Pistons. Detroit opted for Johnson's intangibles over Winslow's excellent makeup at No. 8. Add in uninspired second-round choice Darrun Hilliard, and ESPN's Bradford Doolittle gives Detroit's draft a thumbs-down. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

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Ford: Detroit took the wrong wing

The Pistons needed a small forward in the draft, but Chad Ford thinks they "drafted a guy who looks the part over someone who is the part." Taking Stanley Johnson over Justise Winslow -- and reaching with their second-round pick -- earns the Pistons one of Ford's worst grades. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)


Broussard's free agent landing guesses

Chris Broussard joined Mike & Mike to predict where the big free-agent names will land. Kevin Love? "In my mind I'm thinking Cleveland or L.A. I will say Cleveland with a little bit of hesitation."

Where will some of the top free agents end up? (3:59)

Thumbs-up or thumbs-down on every team's picks

The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.

Pistons: Villanova SG Darrun Hilliard selected with 38th pick in NBA Draft; Jay Bilas labels him "good shooter"

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Stanley Johnson's secret is his mom

Karen Taylor was a Hall of Fame player at Jackson State in her own right: "I made sure he was ambidextrous. That he could use both of his hands. And I made sure he understood the game, on and off the court. That he understood the 5-position, the 4, the 3, the 2 and 1." (Rob Tringali for ESPN)

Johnson: My goal is rookie of the year

"I just think I'm the best player in the draft. I say that with confidence. ... Detroit vs. everybody!"

Bilas: Stanley Johnson, two-sport body

"He's got a body for the NBA -- he's got a body for the NFL. He's like a linebacker, and nobody's going to get in his way."


NBA Prospect: Stanley Johnson

Chad Ford breaks down Stanley Johnson's skill set as Johnson gets set to enter the NBA.

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Insider profile: Stanley Johnson

There’s a knock on Johnson that he’s inconsistent and struggles to finish at the rim. As a freshman, he backed up a respectable 37.1% shooting from behind the arc with 74.2% free throw shooting. Johnson averaged 13.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game last season. Lead team in scoring

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Johnson picked 8 overall by Detroit

The Pistons select Stanley Johnson (Arizona) in the 2015 NBA Draft.

On the clock: Detroit Pistons

The Pistons have a lot of experience selecting with the 8th pick -- they've picked with No. 8 twice in the past 4 years (Brandon Knight, 2011; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 2013).

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game98.518th
Rebounds Per Game44.94th
Assists Per Game21.616th
Points Allowed99.514th

Team History