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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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Coach Stan Van Gundy is unsure if the team will shut down Greg Monroe (knee).
"Well, I don't know about that," Van Gundy said when asked about a shutdown. "It all depends on how he is. I've never really shut anyone down. If he's ready to play, he's healthy and he gets clearance … if he's healthy, mentally, to play, we'd play him." SVG added the team is "nowhere near" the point of playing him yet, so Monroe is likely out through the weekend. He's a cut candidate in several formats. Anthony Tolliver will start in his place while several other Pistons will get more scoring chances. Mar 27 - 2:36 PM

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Greg Monroe (knee) was unable to practice on Thursday.

The Pistons don't have much motivation to rush Monroe back at this point, so this news may not bode well for his chances to play against the Magic on Friday. We'll update this situation after shootaround on Friday, but Anthony Tolliver would likely again pick up the start if Monroe is unable to suit up.
Mar 26 - 12:10 PM

Greg Monroe (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors.

Anthony Tolliver has been starting with Monroe sidelined, but he failed to score during his last outing, and only managed four points in his previous game without hitting a single 3-pointer in either contest. Andre Drummond on the other hand has been a monster, averaging 14.3 points, 15.3 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 2.8 blocks over the past four games while logging heavy minutes, and he appears to be the primary beneficiary sans Monroe. Tolliver makes for a risky play in daily leagues.
Mar 24 - 5:09 PM

Greg Monroe (knee) will not play vs. the Celtics on Sunday.

He wasn't expected to play vs. Boston but coach Stan Van Gundy is hopeful to have Monroe back for Tuesday's game. The Pistons have a mediocre three-game schedule this week, so ideally Monroe's status will be confirmed after Monday's practice. In his absence, Anthony Tolliver will continue playing heavy minutes as a fill-in starter.
Mar 22 - 3:06 PM

Greg Monroe (knee) will not play against the Bulls on Saturday.

He is not expected to play against the Celtics on Sunday with coach Stan Van Gundy saying he's hopeful Monroe can play on Tuesday. Monroe was a surprise scratch this week due to an injury in practice on Monday, which burned fantasy owners in weekly leagues. With Monroe out, Anthony Tolliver is worth a look while a number of other players will have to do more on offense.
Mar 21 - 6:06 PM

Greg Monroe (knee) is doubtful to play Saturday vs. Chicago, as well as Sunday vs. Boston.

This is very unfortunate news for owners of Monroe, and with him sidelined, Anthony Tolliver will likely stick with the starting unit. Through two games as a starter this season, Tolliver has put in averages of 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.0 three-pointers per game, so he's worth a look as a streamer option for those seeking some 3-point shooting. Jodie Meeks will also see some increased opportunity on offense with Monroe out.
Mar 20 - 1:27 PM

Greg Monroe (knee) may not play over the weekend against the Bulls and Celtics.

This is arguably the toughest blow of the week for owners in weekly fantasy leagues. On Monday afternoon, they were looking at four games from Monroe this week, but now they might not get a single minute out of him. Anthony Tolliver is worth a look in standard leagues.
Mar 18 - 6:31 PM

Greg Monroe (knee) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

This is a tough blow for fantasy owners because he was expected to play as of this morning. With Monroe out, the Pistons will run their offense through Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond may have more plays go his way, too. Anthony Tolliver also played 32 minutes on Tuesday with 15 points, seven boards, one steal and four 3-pointers, so he's worth a look as a plug-and-play tonight. Hopefully Monroe can give it a go on Saturday.
Mar 18 - 5:37 PM

An MRI taken on Greg Monroe's right knee came back clean, and he is expected to play Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

This is excellent news for owners of Monroe as it would appear he's only going to be forced to miss one game with the knee injury. Check back for an official update closer to Wednesday's tip, but if Monroe is indeed able to go on Wednesday, Anthony Tolliver will head back to the bench.
Mar 17 - 6:47 PM

Greg Monroe (right knee strain) will not play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

The injury happened at practice on Monday and is yet another bad break for fantasy owners. Monroe doesn't have an injury history with his knees and this is a strain -- not a sprain -- so he might not be out for too long. He should be considered questionable for Friday against the Magic in Orlando. With Monroe out, Anthony Tolliver will likely get more minutes while a slew of other Pistons will get more shots. Andre Drummond (concussion) is also expected to play and could be busy in the low post.
Mar 17 - 11:38 AM

Greg Monroe double-doubled in a loss to the Jazz on Saturday, scoring 16 points with 13 boards, two assists and two blocks in 33 minutes.

Andre Drummond suffered a concussion on Saturday and could be looking at some time on the shelf, so Monroe could be a very busy man on both ends of the floor this coming week. Monroe is boasting averages of 19.4 points, 9.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.6 steals over his last five games, so hopefully he can continue to reward his owners down the stretch.
Mar 14 - 11:36 PM

Greg Monroe made 10-of-14 field goals to finish Tuesday's game with 24 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and just one turnover in 39 minutes vs. the Lakers.

Monroe led the Pistons in scoring but it wasn't enough in a disappointing 85-93 road loss. Monroe and Andre Drummond had a combined 36 points and 30 rebounds, but their Pistons teammates combined for 49 points on abysmal 15-of-58 shooting (25.9 percent). Tonight's ignominious defeat puts Detroit 5.5 games outside of the playoff race with 19 games left on their schedule.
Mar 11 - 1:28 AM

Greg Monroe's agent David Falk said Monroe will "absolutely" consider re-signing with the Pistons in free agency.

What Falk didn't say, however, is how long Monroe would consider the possibility. Falk added that Monroe made the decision to pursue signing the qualifying offer, calling him "one of the brightest clients I've ever represented." The Monroe-Andre Drummond frontline has worked out much better ever since Josh Smith's departure, but it's still hard to envision a scenario where the Pistons commit big money to the Moose, especially if the club intends to extend restricted free agent Reggie Jackson. Monroe will be free to sign anywhere this summer.
Mar 2 - 11:13 AM

Greg Monroe was quiet against the Wizards on Saturday with 21 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 33 minutes during a 99-95 loss.

While this was a solid game, the Pistons really have to work on their defense. They have allowed the likes of Nene, Marcin Gortat, Lou Amundson and Andrea Bargnani to go off on them this weekend. As for Monroe's production, it's been consistent and he is one of the better bets for a double-double on a given night. Andre Drummond had 13 points, nine rebounds and one block tonight.
Feb 28 - 9:34 PM

Greg Monroe was noncommittal when asked about his thoughts on becoming a free agent in this summer.

"I'm not thinking about it right now, honestly," Monroe said before Friday's loss to the Knicks. "I’m focusing on what I have to do for this team. It’s something down the line. When I get to that point, I’ll always make the right decision for me and my family, but right now I’m just focusing what I have to do here." The Knicks are among the teams said to be interested in prying Monroe away from Detroit in the summer, and after averaging 15.6 points, 10.5 boards and 2.0 assists per game this season, it's clear that Monroe will have plenty of suitors.
Feb 28 - 9:32 AM

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PG1Reggie Jackson
2Spencer Dinwiddie
3John Lucas
4Brandon Jennings
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
SF1Caron Butler
2Tayshaun Prince
3Quincy Miller
PF1Greg Monroe
2Anthony Tolliver
3Shawne Williams
C1Andre Drummond
2Joel Anthony