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Greg Monroe | Center/Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 250
College: Georgetown
Contract: view contract details

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Greg Monroe came off the bench against the Hawks on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three steals, two blocks and four turnovers.
He fouled out and is being a little too aggressive on both ends. Monroe has clearly outplayed Josh Smith, but it does make sense to bring him off the bench because he can play center while Smith cannot. He's an early-late round target in most leagues. Oct 18 - 11:12 PM

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

It'll be Brandon Jennings, Cartier Martin, Kyle Singler, Josh Smith and Andre Drummond in the starting lineup. Smith has not look great while Monroe has been solid, so all bets are off on who starts. Regardless, it shouldn't affect their overall fantasy values much.
Oct 18 - 6:47 PM

Greg Monroe scored 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting with 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block as Stan Van Gundy rolled out his jumbo starting lineup of Monroe, Josh Smith and Andre Drummond on Friday against the Magic.

Monroe and Smith are both comfortable playing PF, and it was Smith that struggled tonight at SF with just three points on 1-of-7 shooting to go with seven assists, two steals and one block. Van Gundy was clear before the game that he's not going to be using this starting lineup , but since it's the lineup they will need to close with they need to learn how to make it work.
Oct 17 - 11:25 PM

Greg Monroe played well in the Pistons' jumbo frontcourt on Wednesday, notching 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, six rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.

The Pistons dominated the Hornets in rebounding, with a 58-36 advantage, but that won't persuade coach Stan Van Gundy to keep both Monroe and Josh Smith in the starting lineup. Monroe's poor FT shooting is offset by solid scoring, rebounding and steals, with occasional blocks, and he's a reasonable target after the middle rounds.
Oct 15 - 1:25 PM

Greg Monroe double-doubled with 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. the Wizards on Sunday, making 7-of-10 FGs and 3-of-5 FTs in the loss.

Monroe chipped in two steals and one block, which is a good sign since a lack of defensive stats have capped his fantasy upside. He and Andre Drummond looked like an unstoppable frontcourt duo with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Caron Butler spreading the court on the wings, but it's just one preseason game and coach Stan Van Gundy has yet to name his starting PF. One thing we know is that Monroe won't start the first two games of the season, as he'll be serving a DUI-related suspension.
Oct 12 - 5:05 PM

Greg Monroe and Josh Smith will start on Thursday night.

Andre Drummond will come off the bench as coach Stan Van Gundy continues to experiment with his lineup. Monroe looked awesome with 24 points on Tuesday and will look to impress again.
Oct 8 - 5:44 PM

Greg Monroe scored 14 of his 24 points after half time and added nine rebounds, two assists and a steal on 9-of-14 shooting Tuesday.

He was instrumental in the overtime win over the Bulls and played 32 minutes. He's not as exciting of a player as he would be if he didn't have to contend with Josh Smith and Andre Drummond, and came off the bench tonight. If he continues to come off the bench he could contend for Sixth Man of the Year, and should still see plenty of fourth-quarter minutes while J Smoove and his horrid free throw shooting pout together on the bench.
Oct 8 - 12:54 AM

Greg Monroe will come off the Pistons' bench during Tuesday's exhibition, though coach Stan Van Gundy emphasized that he'll tweak his lineups throughout the preseason.

The starting lineup will be Brandon Jennings, Jodie Meeks, Caron Butler, Josh Smith and Andre Drummond. It's unlikely that Van Gundy will revert to the over-sized frontcourt which proved so ineffective for Detroit last season, so Monroe may be the odd-man out as a starter. He could have more offensive duties if he sticks with the second unit, and he's still worth targeting late in the middle rounds.
Oct 7 - 12:34 PM

Greg Monroe is learning from his offseason DUI arrest and is hoping that the public understands.

Monroe will be the first two games of the season due to a suspension from his offseason arrest. "I broke the law and I've grown from it," Monroe said. "I know it. I did everything I was asked to do legally. At this point, the main thing that's messed with me mentally is my teammates have to play two games without me." While Monroe isn't a standout in any fantasy category, he provides solid across-the-board numbers that make him a safe middle-to-late round pick in standard leagues.
Oct 2 - 9:53 AM

Greg Monroe denied rumors of any offseason discord with the Detroit Pistons.

After an offseason of trade rumors and reports of Monroe not liking certain players, Monroe lashed out a bit on Monday. "It wasn't rumors, it was all lies," he said. "Because I know what really went on, I'm not worried about it. I know the truth. At the end of the day, I'm focused on getting ready for the season. All that stuff is behind me. I could [not] really care less." Playing on a one-year contract before he hits unrestricted free agency, Monroe is a solid mid-round draft target for fantasy owners.
Sep 30 - 1:52 PM

Stan Van Gundy praised Greg Monroe's defensive techniques on Friday, but admitted that he "doesn't have the jumping ability or shot-blocking [of Josh Smith or Andre Drummond]."

"He needs to develop discipline to not get silly fouls," Van Gundy added, "but I think he can be really good. He's capable of doing virtually everything and he will do it." Monroe had some trouble with the law this summer, resulting in a two-game suspension, but if he can earn a starting job at training camp it will go a long way to help his fantasy value. He is playing for a new contract, which helps, and he's a safe target in the middle-to-late rounds of standard drafts.
Sep 28 - 7:00 PM

Greg Monroe said he would "definitely" consider a return to the Pistons next year.

It would be a big surprise for him to return. Monroe will be an unrestricted free agent next summer and he can also choose to be traded to any team he wants, assuming the Pistons can come to terms on a deal. Monroe is likely going to lose some of his playing time, so he's more of a mid-to-late round target this season.
Sep 27 - 10:55 AM

Pistons' forward Greg Monroe, who has been suspended for the first two games of the season after pleading guilty to DUI, "urinated on himself during the booking process," according to the police report from his arrest.

Playing alongside Andre Drummond and Josh Smith is no longer Monroe's biggest problem, as NBA fans are likely going to be relentless on Monroe at games this season. "I'm just trying not to be in the newspaper," Monroe said during the arrest. "I play for the Pistons." An officer replied "Unless you told people that are going to tell people, we don't tell people." The cat is out of the bag and Monroe's story is just another black eye on professional sports in what has already been a very long week.
Source: MLive
Sep 10 - 10:33 PM

Greg Monroe has been suspended two games for pleading guilty to a DUI.

"I take full responsibility for my actions and made a regrettable mistake," said Monroe. "I apologize to my family, the Pistons’ organization, my teammates and fans." He recently signed a one-year qualifying offer with the Pistons, but now he won't make his season debut until Nov. 1 against the Nets. Other players with season-opening suspensions include Nick Calathes, P.J. Tucker and Raymond Felton.
Sep 9 - 2:01 PM

Greg Monroe officially signed Detroit's one-year qualifying offer on Monday.

"I look forward to playing for Coach Van Gundy and his staff," said Monroe. "He has a proven track record and I’m excited about working with my teammates to get better and prepare for the season." Monroe will be an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. He averaged 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 32.8 minutes without missing a single game last season, and he'll be a safe mid-round selection come draft day.
Sep 8 - 4:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Jennings
2D.J. Augustin
SG1Jodie Meeks
2Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SF1Josh Smith
2Caron Butler
3Kyle Singler
4Cartier Martin
5Luigi Datome
6Josh Bostic
PF1Greg Monroe
2Jonas Jerebko
3Tony Mitchell
C1Andre Drummond
2Aaron Gray
3Hasheem Thabeet
4Joel Anthony