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Greg Monroe | Center | #14

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: Georgetown
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (7) / DET
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Greg Monroe briefly emerged in the Suns' rotation on Sunday, posting one assist in three minutes off the bench.
Monroe hadn't played since Jan. 3, a stretch of three consecutive DNP-CDs, and he was barely a blip tonight -- he gave up a pair of baskets to Al Jefferson and was immediately yanked by coach Jay Triano. As long as he's in Phoenix, and Tyson Chandler is active, there's no incentive to own Monroe. Jan 14 - 10:33 PM

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Greg Monroe played 35 minutes vs. Denver, posting 16 points on 7-of-12 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs, 10 rebounds and four assists.

This broke a streak of five consecutive DNP-CDs for Monroe, who only played because the Suns were resting Tyson Chandler in a back-to-back set. His real-world trade value is negligible, but he could also be bought out. If he somehow lands in an ideal spot he could become a popular fantasy pickup overnight. Until then, he's little more than an occasional DFS and streaming play when Chandler is out.
Jan 4 - 1:50 AM

Greg Monroe will start Wednesday's game in place of Tyson Chandler (rest).

Alex Len should also pick up more minutes with Chandler sitting tonight, and Monroe is at least worth a look for punt value in DFS.
Jan 3 - 7:35 PM

Greg Monroe is frustrated with his role but he's trying to stay positive.

"I want to play," Monroe said. "But I’m just trying to control what I can. That’s all I focus on. But it definitely is hard. I’d definitely like to be playing consistently." Monroe has been a DNP-CD in five out of his last seven games as the Suns continue to juggle their three centers. Recently he's only been playing in one game of back-to-back sets when Tyson Chandler is rested, but he could be bought out any day now.
Source: AZ Central
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 09:49:00 AM

Greg Monroe picked up a healthy DNP-CD on Saturday.

The Suns' merry-go-round continues at the center position. Tonight it was Tyson Chandler earning the start, with Alex Len posting eight points and four boards in 17 minutes off the bench. Monroe has been solid on a per-game basis in Phoenix, but the frequent DNPs are a headache that's not going away unless Chandler is shut down or a trade alleviates the logjam.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 12:09:00 AM

Greg Monroe will be moving to the bench against the Wolves on Saturday.

It's fair to assume he's not going to play tonight after his eight-point, 12-board start on Thursday. Monroe actually played OK and had a big play late in the game with an assist to Troy Daniels to help win the game. The Suns are still holding Monroe as a trade chip, but they're clearly in no rush to move him.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 03:00:00 PM

Greg Monroe returned from a three-game absence and hit 4-of-8 shots for eight points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in 27 minutes of Thursday's win.

Tyson Chandler got the night off to rest, allowing Monroe to rejoin the fray. He was solid tonight, but we never know who the Suns are going to start or bench from night to night. We'd rank them as Alex Len, Chandler and Monroe, as far as fantasy ownership goes, but you're rolling the dice on any of them since the rotation is so funky.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 12:01:00 AM

Greg Monroe will replace Tyson Chandler (rest) in the starting lineup on Thursday vs. the Grizzlies.

Monroe has been a DNP-CD in three straight games, but he'll get another chance to showcase himself for a trade. He's a nice streaming option tonight, but he'll likely be out of the rotation again in their next outing. Alex Len will back him up.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 07:27:00 PM

Greg Monroe was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

That makes it three in a row. With the Suns saying they're planning on keeping Isaiah Canaan, that probably means Monroe will be bought out in the near future. Unless Tyson Chandler or Alex Len get a night off, Monroe is almost impossible to trust.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 03:52:00 AM

Greg Monroe was a DNP-CD on Saturday against the Wolves.

It was supposed to be Alex Len's turn, but Monroe has been a DNP-CD in two of the last three. Maybe a buyout is coming, but it's really tough to own Monroe anyway.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 11:56:00 PM

Greg Monroe scored 17 points with 11 rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 30 minutes during his start against the Raptors on Wednesday.

Tyson Chandler (personal) did not play tonight. The Suns are probably rooting for Monroe to play lights out because they want to trade him for anything. If the DNP pattern is any indication, Monroe is likely going to come off the bench against the Wolves on Saturday. He's really tough to own in a shallower league because he doesn't have much long-term upside.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 12:41:00 AM

Greg Monroe is starting for Tyson Chandler on Wednesday against the Raptors.

This is pretty much the pattern these days, so Monroe should get minutes in the 20s with Alex Len behind him.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 07:25:00 PM

Greg Monroe was the odd man out on Tuesday, failing to get into a loss to the Kings due to a coaching decision.

Tyson Chandler started and Alex Len backed him up off the bench, while Monroe watched from the bench. This should mean Monroe plays in the next one, and it could be Chandler's turn for a night off. Dealing with the three Phoenix centers is not fun.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 12:31:00 AM

Greg Monroe scored eight points with 11 rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 22 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

He was the backup tonight, but if the trends tell us anything it feels like he'll be resting on Tuesday against the Kings. Although, maybe Alex Len (knee) may still be limited. Regardless, many fantasy owners want to just sit out and watch others get sick on the center carousel.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 03:17:00 AM

Greg Monroe started at center on Thursday for Tyson Chandler (personal) and had 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a steal on 6-of-7 shooting in 27 minutes.

We still don't know why Chandler was a late scratch, while Alex Len added seven points, eight rebounds and three blocks off the bench. If Chandler's absence is trade-related, both Monroe and Len are going to be worth grabbing, but if all three are sticking around, it's going to be a different center with a big line every night for the Suns.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 11:29:00 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Tyler Ulis
2Isaiah Canaan
SG1Devin Booker
2Troy Daniels
3Brandon Knight
4Davon Reed
SF1T.J. Warren
2Josh Jackson
3Danuel House
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Dragan Bender
3Jared Dudley
4Alec Peters
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Greg Monroe
4Alan Williams