Greg Monroe, like Will Bynum, Austin Daye and Charlie Villanueva, is open to playing overseas


Greg Monroe is now the third Piston to say publicly that he’d at least consider playing overseas should the lockout continue. Austin Daye and Charlie Villanueva both said they’ve thought about it. Will Bynum was even reportedly negotiating with his former team in Israel.

Monroe spoke with Benjamin Standig of CSN Baltimore about it:

“It’s something I’m still thinking about,” said Monroe, who shined for the Detroit Pistons last season. “It’s definitely an option.”

The power forward played alongside current Hoyas Nate Lubick and Aaron Bowen on Saturday.  If he wants to once again join forces with DaJuan Summers, his former teammate with Georgetown and Detroit, Monroe will need to head across the Atlantic.

New Jersey Nets star Deron Williams made headlines with his bold move to sign with a professional team in Turkey, but it’s fringe NBA talent like Summers that is more representative of those headed outside U.S. borders.

In Monroe’s opinion, a cross-section of NBA players is certain to follow if the outlook for the upcoming season looks bleak. He could be one of them.

“If nothing changes, I definitely do think you’ll see a lot more guys going overseas,” Monroe said.

Tags: Austin Daye Charlie Villanueva Greg Monroe Will Bynum