The Bucks are still searching for a trade partner for the expensive reserve, a source told Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.
It's easy to understand why. Even with his recent uptick in floor time, Monroe is making $17.1 million to play just 19.3 minutes per game this season, and has a $17.9-million player option for 2017-18.
That said, he has been excellent captaining Bucks second units, with per-36-minute averages of 17.4 points, 12.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 2.2 steals. The move to the bench has been a fruitful one for the 26-year-old, who'd started all but 12 games in his four previous seasons before signing with Milwaukee in the summer of 2015.
He's posting a career-high 22.3 PER and a team-best plus-10.3 net rating, and the Bucks have been 12.1 points per 100 possessions better with him on the floor.