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Greg Monroe | Center/Forward | #15

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: Georgetown
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (7) / DET
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The Bucks are reportedly actively shopping Greg Monroe and John Henson.
Both Monroe and Henson's names have floated around in trade rumors for years now, but maybe they'll finally be able to find a taker for Monroe now that he's on the final year of his contract. Henson still has three years left on his deal but at the relatively moderate price of $31.7 million. Both these guys would be better served outside of Milwaukee, and if the Bucks are able to move both of them, that would open up a ton of minutes for Thon Maker. Jul 26 - 10:14 AM

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Greg Monroe said he would like to stay with the Bucks, but added that it's "up to them."

It's no secret that the Bucks have shopped him in the past, but unloading his $17.8 million salary for 2017-18 wouldn't be easy. He said he had "no reason to leave" while explaining why he picked up his player option, adding that he wants to help the Bucks take the next step as a team. Coach Jason Kidd seems to prefer Monroe off the bench behind Thon Maker, but expect him to see minutes in the 20s if they finally give up on trading him. He recently turned 27 and posted averages of 11.7 points, 6.6 boards, 2.3 assists and 1.1 steals last season on 53.3 percent shooting.
Jul 16 - 12:59 PM

ESPN's Ian Begley is reporting that the Bucks are attempting to trade Greg Monroe.

Monroe recently exercised his $17.8 million player option for 2017-18. He came off the bench last season for Milwaukee and saw his playing time reduced as a result. However, his per-possession production was still in line with his career numbers. The Bucks have some depth at center, with starter Thon Maker still on his rookie deal and John Henson and Spencer Hawes under contract. It is unknown what the Bucks are seeking in exchange for Monroe. If he was traded to a team that needed a starter, Monroe's fantasy value would jump.
Jul 1 - 11:59 AM

Greg Monroe will exercise his $17.8 million player option with the Bucks for the 2017-18 season.

That means he'll be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018, but for next year, he'll remain with Milwaukee serving as a spark plug off the bench. Monroe put in averages of 11.7 points, 6.6 boards, 2.3 dimes and 1.1 steals per game this past season on 53.3 percent shooting, which was good enough for top-100 value in standard 9-cat leagues. He should come off the board towards the later rounds on draft day.
Source: ESPN
Jun 21 - 9:21 AM

General manager John Hammond said he has not talked to Greg Monroe about his player option.

The deadline for Monroe to decide will be on NBA Draft night on June 22. Monroe is 26 years old and his player option is worth $17.9 million, but he may opt to hit the market with the increase coming to the salary cap.
May 4 - 3:14 PM

Greg Monroe scored 16 points with seven rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals in 23 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

The Bucks couldn't give him away in a trade at the deadline last year, but he's been terrific during this series. In the three games, Monroe averaged 16.0 points, 8.7 boards and 1.3 steals to help the Bucks take a 2-1 lead. The Raptors haven't really gone after Monroe as a defender and they continue to struggle with their perimeter attack. In other words, this is close to an ideal matchup for Monroe based on how the game is flowing.
Apr 20 - 11:07 PM

Greg Monroe played well again in Game 2 vs. Toronto, scoring 18 points in just 22 minutes.

He deserved to play more than he did tonight, finishing 6-of-9 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line with four rebounds, one assist and one steal. We're seeing a lot of small ball in this series, so that could keep Monroe's minutes in check -- he also played just a couple minutes in the fourth quarter. After struggling mightily vs. the Raptors during the regular season, Monroe is averaging 16.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 24.0 minutes through the first two games of the series, so you would think coach Jason Kidd goes to him more often from here on out.
Apr 18 - 10:04 PM

Greg Monroe thrived off the bench against the Raptors on Saturday, scoring 14 points with 15 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

He was big time as he overmatched Jonas Valanciunas and Serge Ibaka. Coach Jason Kidd only kept Monroe's minutes to just 18.5 per game against the Raptors in four regular-season outings, but he was just too good to be kept on the bench today. Monroe is still almost certainly going to come off the bench for Game 2, but maybe he can get to minutes in closer to 30 on Tuesday.
Apr 15 - 9:38 PM

After slumping a bit in April, Greg Monroe is excited to step up as he prepares for his first trip to the playoffs.

Monroe came off the bench all season, but was still able to post solid numbers in his new role. He averaged 11.7 points and 6.6 rebounds (second-highest average on the team) in just 22.5 minutes (a career low). He also shot 53.4 percent from the floor, which led the team. Monroe has a $17.8 million player option for the 2017-18 season. It will be interesting to see if he decides to pick up the option, and if his performance in the postseason might impact his decision.
Apr 14 - 10:55 AM

Greg Monroe scored 17 points in a 90-82 win over the 76ers on Saturday.

Finally. Monroe's lines have been straight out of a Stephen King novel lately and he was held to single-digit points in his previous four games. His minutes were still low tonight (22), but he hit 8-of-14 shots with five rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals. He's annoying to own, but he really only needs 20+ minutes to be productive and at least his owners don't have to worry about him resting in the final two games with Milwaukee fighting for seeding.
Apr 8 - 9:56 PM

Greg Monroe was held to three points on 1-of-6 shooting vs. the Pistons on Friday, adding six rebounds and four assists in 22 minutes.

Monroe was simply a spectator on the bench with Thon Maker going bonkers with 23 points and four triples. Moose hasn't seen a bump in minutes with John Henson (thumb) out, but as long as he keeps getting his usual 22-26 minutes off the bench, he will still help most fantasy owners. Expect him to get back on track vs. the Mavericks on Sunday.
Apr 1 - 12:51 AM

Greg Monroe finished Sunday's game with 16 points, four rebounds and two assists, going 7-of-13 from the field in 26 minutes off the bench.

John Henson (sprained thumb) was out today and could miss a few more games based on his original timetable of at least one week, leaving Monroe with an easier path to playing time. He's a top-100 player in most formats, but his upside has been capped all season due to limited minutes. Hopefully he'll step up in the Bucks' next few games.
Mar 26 - 6:20 PM

Greg Monroe double-doubled vs. the Hawks on Friday with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

He finished 7-of-15 from the field with three assists in 26 minutes. The Bucks have been missing John Henson (ankle) for the last two games, but surprisingly, Monroe's minutes haven't gone up. Instead, Thon Maker has seen a slight uptick and Spencer Hawes has entered the rotation. Monroe is still worth deploying in standard leagues and just needs 24+ minutes to help his owners.
Mar 25 - 12:23 AM

Greg Monroe is available to play on Saturday vs. the Warriors.

Monroe was ejected on Friday vs. the Lakers for shoving Nick Young, but the NBA isn't going to step in and issue a suspension. Get him active.
Mar 18 - 9:41 PM

Greg Monroe was ejected from Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

Nick Young pushed Malcolm Brogdon after a hard foul, but Monroe came over and aggressively shoved Young in the neck area. While a suspension isn't likely, it wouldn't hurt to confirm his status for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors just in case. Monroe finished with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and three blocks in just 16 minutes.
Mar 18 - 12:25 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Malcolm Brogdon
2Matthew Dellavedova
3Gary Payton II
4Kendall Marshall
SG1Tony Snell
2Rashad Vaughn
3Jason Terry
4Brandon Rush
5Sterling Brown
SF1Khris Middleton
2Mirza Teletovic
PF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Jabari Parker
3D.J. Wilson
C1Thon Maker
2Greg Monroe
3John Henson