ESPN reports that as the Atlanta Hawks hit the offseason on a relative high, having made the playoffs after losing their best player in Al Horfor to a season-ending shoulder injury, they have some interest in Pistons restricted free agent Greg Monroe.

There have been some recent rumbles on the personnel grapevine that the Hawks will lob themselves into the bidding for Detroit Pistons restricted free agent Greg Monroe.

The close ties between Monroe's agent, David Falk, and Falk's former star client Ferry make such rumbles inevitable.

Whether that chatter morphs into full-fledged courtship remains to be seen.

The Josh Smith-Monroe-Andre Drummond frontcourt in Detroit was a total disaster, and with the Pistons having paid the big bucks for Smith and Drummond being the young stud, Monroe is the odd man out, having been floated in trade rumors for months.