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Greg Monroe | Center/Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 250
College: Georgetown
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The Pistons defeated the Cavs on Sunday, improving to 2-0 since waiving Josh Smith despite a quiet night from starting PF Greg Monroe.
Monroe shot just 4-of-18 from the field and 2-of-4 from the FT line to finish with 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and one steal in 34 minutes. He's coming off a 19 & 15 performance on Friday and is poised for a nice finish to the season now that Smoove is gone, so congrats are in order if you stuck with him through two lean months to begin the season. Dec 28 - 7:36 PM

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Greg Monroe dominated in his start against the Pacers on Friday with 19 points, 15 boards, one assist, three steals and one block in 31 minutes.

He established low position all night and David West just couldn't handle him. Monroe is certainly going to see his numbers rise, but they're not going to be this terrific. Andre Drummond was in a bit of foul trouble, which helps Monroe's usage rate and rebounding. That said, he's a must-start player right now.
Dec 26 - 11:19 PM

Greg Monroe is in line for an expanded role following the Pistons waiving Josh Smith.

Monroe had been taking a back seat behind Smith in the starting lineup, but the Pistons cut the chord on Smith and waived him on Monday, meaning Monroe now has a clear path back to minutes at power forward alongside Andre Drummond.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 22 - 12:02 PM

Greg Monroe scored 16 points in only 21 minutes vs. the Nets during Sunday's road loss, adding eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks without any turnovers or fouls.

Scoring is rarely an issue for Monroe, who is averaging 14.6 points in under 30 minutes per game this season. His paltry defensive stats are another story, as he's chipping in just 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocks per game, so it was nice to see him rack up a few steals and blocks tonight. He's a low-end option while stuck in a reserve role behind Andre Drummond and Josh Smith, and Monroe's owners can only hope for a mid-season trade which clears more playing time.
Dec 21 - 10:06 PM

Greg Monroe hit just 1-of-5 shots for four points and five rebounds in 21 minutes on Wednesday.

Andre Drummond was a one-man wrecking crew tonight and both Monroe and Josh Smith paid the price. Monroe had scored between 12 and 29 points in each of his previous six games, so we're just going to call this an off night for the big man.
Dec 17 - 11:56 PM

The Pistons reportedly wanted Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver in exchange for Greg Monroe.

The Pistons need help from beyond the arc and have some major issues at point guard, so it makes sense they would like to make this move. Of course, the Hawks already have a pretty good power forward and center combo, so there's really no way they'd agree to this. The Pistons will have to drop their asking price quite a bit here.
Dec 17 - 3:30 PM

Greg Monroe denied asking the Pistons for a trade and said that he would never initiate trade talks.

Responding to a report that said he has asked the Pistons for a trade, Monroe said there is no truth to those rumors. "If they feel the need to come to me, obviously, I would have to have that discussion," he said. "But that discussion would have to be initiated by them. It would never be initiated by me." We'll see if there's fire to go with this smoke soon enough, but Jonas Jerebko and Kyle Singler would be the fantasy beneficiaries if a trade does go down.
Source: MLive.com
Dec 16 - 9:22 AM

The Pistons are reportedly asking for a first-round pick in exchange for Greg Monroe.

It's pretty clear that the Pistons are not going to bring him back after he signed a qualifying offer over the summer. The Pistons are also one of the worst teams in the NBA with a 13-game losing streak being snapped last week -- they're on a two-game winning streak now. If Monroe is dealt, Jonas Jerebko and Kyle Singler would benefit most. Monroe would likely lose value.
Dec 15 - 3:51 PM

Greg Monroe came off the bench on Saturday with 24 points, eight rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 32 minutes.

It doesn't really matter if he's coming off the bench or starting. In fact, Monroe has higher averages in points, boards and steals while coming off the bench. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
Dec 14 - 12:45 AM

Greg Monroe is shifting back to the bench for Saturday's game against the Kings, and Kyle Singler will replace him.

Coach Stan Van Gundy has shuffled his lineups all season, so owners should know by now that this isn't a permanent move. Monroe will get his minutes no matter what and is still a must-own player, while Singler is only an option in deeper leagues.
Dec 13 - 8:53 PM

Greg Monroe is starting in place of Kyle Singler on Friday.

Coach Stan Van Gundy can't get out of his own way with lineups, so he's trying the big group against the Suns. Monroe puts up solid numbers no matter what his role is.
Dec 12 - 9:08 PM

The Pistons lost their 13th consecutive game on Tuesday despite Greg Monroe's team-high 22 points, 10 rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes off the bench.

Detroit was losing with Monroe in the starting lineup and they're still losing with him on the bench, and coach Stan Van Gundy seems to be facing a no-win situation with the roster he (mostly) inherited this summer. Monroe has been relegated to late-round value as a reserve, but tonight's line at least provides a glimmer of hope for his owners.
Dec 9 - 10:09 PM

Greg Monroe will come off the bench against the Sixers on Saturday.

It's not the first time he's come off the bench and he's been solid in that role. In those four bench games, he's averaged 17.0 points, 9.5 boards, 1.5 assists and 0.5 blocks. Monroe will be just fine.
Dec 6 - 7:20 PM

Greg Monroe played 32 minutes off the bench against the Celtics on Wednesday with 29 points, seven rebounds and one block.

Josh Smith was a nightmare tonight while Monroe continues to be be somewhat consistent. Although, he did have some major shooting issues in his previous four, making only 35.7 percent from the field. His fantasy value hasn't really been there because his free throw shooting is awful while he's not putting up much on the defense end.
Dec 3 - 10:53 PM

Greg Monroe had eight points, 10 rebounds, three assists and one steal in his second straight game off the Pistons' bench on Tuesday.

Monroe's benching has cleared the way for Kyle Singler (five points in 17 minutes) to start for the Pistons, though the move has yet to result in any wins. Monroe's value will remain shaky as long as he's stuck in a muddled rotation with Andre Drummond and Josh Smith, but he has too much upside to abandon in fantasy leagues.
Dec 2 - 11:05 PM