"We’ve been through basically every million-dollar increment of an offer sheet he can get, and what will we do if he takes the option of signing an offer sheet, and this is what he comes back with, what will we do?" Van Gundy said. "So to me, there’s not going to be any drama in it for us. We’ve already made that decision. We’ve already talked that through with ownership."
"I think teams think it’s better, especially with younger guys, to have an asset, even if he’s overpaid, that can bring value down the road, than to have a guy go for nothing," Van Gundy said.
Van Gundy said he has spent "well over half my time" on the Monroe situation since his May 13 hiring, calling it "the most important thing on our plate for the offseason."
"It’s certainly an indication of how much I value him," Van Gundy said of his time expenditure.
"If we make a trade, we’re going to get something we like, or we will not make a trade," he said, adding that the Pistons "either want him (Monroe) back or we want good value for him."