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Greg Monroe | Center/Forward | #14

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: Georgetown
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (7) / DET
Contract: view contract details
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Greg Monroe scored 20 points in his Suns debut on Thursday, adding 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 26 minutes during a blowout loss to the Rockets.
The Rockets went right at him early in the game and it's part of the reason the Suns were out of it early. The Suns are almost certainly going to be trading him or buying him out at some point because of his expiring contract and maybe this will help them move that along faster than expected. His long-term upside doesn't sound great, but the Suns really don't have much direction. If you want to pick him up to use him before he's dealt and you need a big man, it's not a bad idea. Nov 17 - 1:04 AM

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Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

Greg Monroe will start at center against the Rockets on Thursday.

The Suns will get their new trade chip out there in what is going to be a really tough matchup for him. Monroe has not played since Oct. 26 due to his calf injury and has been inactive since the Suns traded for him on Nov. 7. It's very unlikely that Monroe will be on the roster in a couple months and the Suns continue to talk about development of their young players, so the bar shouldn't be very high on Moose. Alex Len should still be able to get minutes in the 20s tonight. Clint Capela is probably in for a big night.
Nov 16 - 8:48 PM
Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

Greg Monroe (calf) said he's been told he will play against the Rockets on Thursday.

It will be his debut for his new team and it's still unclear how much he'll play. Monroe has been on the practice court for about a week, so he may be able to get 20-24 minutes. Most indications are that the Suns won't be keeping him for long, so it'll be tough to count on him in the long term. Alex Len should still have a solid role with minutes in the mid 20s.
Nov 16 - 2:27 PM
Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

Greg Monroe (calf) is questionable to play against the Rockets on Thursday.

He has been working out for about a week, so he may be over his calf injury. On the other hand, there is plenty of talk of a buyout or trade, so that could be a factor on Monroe's availability. He's not really worth stashing in most formats.
Nov 15 - 2:56 PM
Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

The Cavs have some interest in Greg Monroe, according to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com.

Suns GM Ryan McDonough said he's "open to a number of different scenarios" regarding the newly acquired Greg Monroe, including flipping him to a new team. Per Vardon's sources, Cleveland might explore such a deal. Vardon adds: "The Cavs, though flawed, have a crowded rotation already, so pursuing Monroe in any way would probably follow or coincide with other roster changes."
Nov 11 - 11:43 AM
Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

General manager Ryan McDonough said he's "open to a number of different scenarios" on Greg Monroe moving forward.

McDonough said the team could play him this year, could look to trade him, or they could buy him out. The Suns are also expected to meet with Monroe to figure out what he wants, but chances are the Suns would try to trade him first. Plus, they only have four weeks to clear a roster spot to convert Mike James' two-way deal to a regular one. Obviously, the Suns made the Eric Bledsoe trade to get the draft pick, so keeping Monroe isn't a priority. Monroe isn't the best pickup in shallower leagues, especially because the Suns really want to play their younger guys in the near future.
Nov 8 - 3:07 PM
Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

Greg Monroe and the Suns have not yet begun to discuss a buyout, as Phoenix will first explore trade possibilities, according to Adrian Wojnarowski‏ of ESPN.

Whether the Suns quickly flip Monroe in another deal or resort to buying him out, "it is unlikely partnership extends through the end of the season," according to Wojnarowski. From a Phoenix perspective, this trade was merely about ‏adding a future first-round pick and ridding themselves of the disgruntled Bledsoe. Monroe was attractive in large part because he is an expiring contract. This is good news for the fantasy value of both Tyson Chandler and Alex Len.
Nov 7 - 7:27 PM
Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

The Bucks have offically traded Greg Monroe and a protected first and second-round draft pick to the Suns in exchange for Eric Bledsoe.

Monroe's departure opens up major minutes for John Henson in Milwaukee. Thon Maker benefits as well. In Phoenix, both Tyson Chandler and Alex Len will now have to sacrifice playing time, unless the Suns buy-out Chandler or trade Len in order to alleviate the logjam. Monroe was averaging only 15.8 minutes for the Bucks, so the move to PHX won't hurt him. He is currently dealing soreness in his left calf and is likely a week away from returning to game action. We should get a better feel for the situation when coach Jay Triano addresses the media.
Source: NBA.com
Nov 7 - 5:11 PM
Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

The Bucks are finalizing a trade that will send Greg Monroe and a future first-round pick to the Suns in exchange for Eric Bledsoe.

Monroe is currently sidelined due to a sore left calf. He is expected to miss another week of action. When he does return, apparently it will be in Phoenix uniform. John Henson and Thon Maker get a boost as a result of this trade. Henson has started each of Milwaukee's two previous contests and is averaging 4.0 points and 11.5 rebounds over 28.1 minutes in those two games. Monroe will be forced to split time with Tyson Chandler and Alex Len at center, but could also get a lot of run at power forward, as coach Jay Triano doesn't seem enamored with Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender currently. Monroe could do anything from starting to being bought out, so he's nothing more than a stash until we see exactly how the Suns plan on using him.
Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

Greg Monroe will miss two weeks with left calf soreness according to coach Jason Kidd.

Kidd revealed that Monroe has been hobbled since training camp with this issue and that he tweaked it against Boston. John Henson had 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 28 minutes against the Hawks on Monday and looks like a nice pickup for owners seeking blocks and boards, while Thon Maker had a quiet night in 20 minutes. Going forward, Kidd said that D.J. Wilson and Giannis Antetokounmpo could also get some run at the five.
Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

Greg Monroe has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks with left calf soreness.

Coach Jason Kidd hasn't spoken to the media yet, but hopefully we'll have some clarity soon. Monroe is a drop candidate anyways, as he's averaging just 6.8 points and 5.0 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game. Thon Maker and John Henson are both in line for more minutes vs. the Hawks.
Oct 29 - 1:48 PM
Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

Greg Monroe scored eight points with six rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday.

He really isn't getting enough minutes right now and the other key Bucks players are seeing an uptick in usage, so it's really tough to count on Monroe right now. Fantasy owners should probably shoot for more upside and drop him in standard leagues.
Oct 26 - 11:45 PM
Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

Greg Monroe scored 10 points with six rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes against the Celtics on Wednesday.

He had the low playing time because he had to go to the locker room after he was hit in the face, but Monroe was able to check back in. Monroe played in 81 games last year at 22.5 per outing, and he could be looking for a similar amount of playing time this year. Although, maybe Thon Maker earns more minutes, so Monroe is really just a low-upside player to have at the end of your bench.
Oct 18 - 11:22 PM
Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

Greg Monroe (face) is headed to the locker room.

Monroe got hit in the face and after being briefly checked out on the bench, he went back to the locker room with some trainers. While there was some blood, it didn't look like anything all that serious, and we should have another update soon.
Oct 18 - 8:05 PM
Greg Monroe - F/C - Suns

Greg Monroe was productive in just 17 minutes off the bench vs. the Mavericks on Monday, scoring 12 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

Thon Maker (ankle) sat this one out, but coach Jason Kidd kept Monroe in the second unit as expected. He finished 6-of-8 from the field and this is a reminder that he only needs about 20 minutes to help standard-league owners. He'll be in the rumor mill quite a bit since his contract expires after the season, but fantasy owners could do a lot worse in the later rounds.
Oct 2 - 11:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tyler Ulis
2Mike James
SG1Devin Booker
2Brandon Knight
3Davon Reed
4Troy Daniels
SF1T.J. Warren
2Josh Jackson
3Derrick Jones Jr.
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Dragan Bender
3Jared Dudley
4Greg Monroe
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams