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Updated Jul 20, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Report: Phoenix Suns 'considering' an offer for restricted free agent Greg Monroe

Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (10) tries to get past Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

While the Phoenix Suns and restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe have reportedly reached a proverbial impasse during contract negotiations, Ryan McDonough and his staff might not be sitting idly.

According to sports columnist Jordan Schultz, the Suns are 'considering' making an offer to Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe in addition to re-signing Bledsoe.

While the Suns signed veteran Anthony Tolliver to a two-year deal earlier in the week, Monroe would seemingly be a better long-term fit to fill the void left from Channing Frye's recent departure.

A former No. 7 overall pick out of Georgetown, Monroe averaged 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game with the Pistons in 2013-14.

Like Bledsoe, the 6-foot-10 forward is a restricted free agent -- meaning that the Pistons have the option to match any offer from another team.

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