Bucks still trying to move Greg Monroe, John Henson
The Milwaukee Bucks have a great young team on their hands. Other than the obvious pairing of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker, they have young pieces in Malcolm Brogdon and Thon Maker. However, there is still deadwood in the roster.
Centers Greg Monroe and John Henson saw their roles reduced mightily during their tenures in Wisconsin. Monroe was brought in as a star, but became a sixth man in the last season. He opted in for $17.6 million this summer, money the Bucks would likely want to spend on someone else.
As for Henson, he had a standout season in 2013-14, but has not shown much since. With three mediocre seasons and a very reduced role by the end of last season behind him, Henson might be leaving, along with Monroe.
According to Gery Woelfel, the Bucks are actively trying to trade the duo. While Monroe only has this season left, Henson still has three years left on his four-year, $44 million extension. He is due $11.4 million next season, and the Bucks clearly want that off their books.
Monroe came to the Bucks from the Detroit Pistons. When he signed, he was supposed to be the guy who would transform Milwaukee into a perennial playoff team. However, the NBA moved on from old school centers, and Monroe ended up being a bench scoring option for the Bucks.
Henson, on the other hand, was a Bucks lottery pick. He averaged 11.1 points and 7.1 rebounds in his standout sophomore season, but has lost his touch since. In the following three seasons, Henson averaged 6.9 points, 4.5 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game.