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The New York Knicks were frontrunners to sign free agent big man Greg Monroe, however, the Lakers, Blazers and Bucks got involved with the latter of the three winning the sweepstakes. Monroe has agreed to a 3-year, $50 million deal with Milwaukee, he will become a FA again in 2017.
Via Yahoo Sports!:
Free agent Greg Monroe will sign a three-year, $50 million maximum contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The deal will include a player option after the second season in 2016-17, sources said.
One of the most sought after big men of July free agency, Monroe plans to join a young core of talent with the Bucks, who made a strong commitment to Monroe. Nevertheless, Milwaukee beating out the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks for a significant free agent is a major coup for the franchise.