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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'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

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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

Greg Monroe double-doubled during Sunday's win over the Wizards, putting up 15 points (6-of-16 from the field, 3-of-6 from the stripe), with 15 rebounds, three steals, two assists and two turnovers over 37 minutes of action.

While the efficiency was an issue tonight, that's not a regular occurrence for Monroe. He's averaging 16.1 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals on 51.7 percent shooting through the month of February, and he'll look to have a strong second-half to the season as Detroit fights for the final playoff spot in the East.
Feb 22 - 6:55 PM

Head coach Stan Van Gundy said that Greg Monroe will not be traded before the Feb. 19 trade deadline.

"It's not gonna happen," Van Gundy said Wednesday. "I don't know where Greg's head will be in the offseason, but we're still hopeful of Greg Monroe for the long term. And with him going into free agency, you won't get a lot, maybe a pick. I'm not gonna walk in that locker room and give up a piece like that and then tell the guys we're trying to make the playoffs. They deserve the chance to ride this out. You never say never to anything, but I can tell you about 99.9 percent, Greg Monroe's not going anywhere." This is excellent news for Monroe's owners, as he should be locked in as a must-start player in all leagues as the starting power forward for the Pistons.
Feb 13 - 3:38 PM

Greg Monroe scored just six points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

It's by far his worst game since the Pistons waived Josh Smith. Monroe also tied his second-lowest rebound game in his loss. His fantasy owners obviously have nothing to worry about here, especially since he's shooting the ball better from the line, too.
Feb 11 - 11:03 PM

Greg Monroe notched his 25th double-double of the season on Tuesday with 23 points (9-of-15 FGs, 5-of-8 FTs), 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Teammate Andre Drummond is tied for fifth in the league with 29 double-doubles, and the Pistons as a team are ninth in rebound differential (+1.2). They've gone 4-2 over the past six games, improving their record to 21-32, and they're now just 1.5 games behind the Hornets for the East's final playoff spot.
Feb 10 - 9:28 PM

Greg Monroe scored 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting (7-of-9 FTs) with a career-high 21 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in Friday's 98-88 win over the Nuggets.

Monroe is tearing it up since the Josh Smith departure, returning top 40-50 value on the strength of 16.8 points and 13.3 rebounds per game over his last eight contests. D.J. Augustin added 22 and 11 in the win.
Feb 7 - 1:31 AM

Greg Monroe had 19 points, 12 rebounds and a block on 7-of-12 shooting in Saturday's win over the Rockets.

Monroe now has racked up four straight double-doubles and has hit double digits in rebounds in eight straight games. The Pistons were hot once Josh Smith left town, but had lost four straight before tonight's win. However, Drummond has been money ever since Smoove was sent packing.
Feb 1 - 12:47 AM

Greg Monroe double-doubled in a loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday, finishing with 17 points and 12 boards in 32 minutes.

He has been fantastic for the Pistons since the release of Josh Smith, and his role will only grow on offense now that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is on the shelf. Monroe will never overwhelm his owners with defensive stats, but he is a strong bet for a double-double every time he touches the floor. Monroe will remain a must-start option in all leagues for the rest of the way.
Jan 27 - 10:04 PM

Greg Monroe piled up 21 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in a losing effort vs. Toronto on Sunday, making 9-of-17 FGs and 3-of-5 FTs in the process.

Monroe has been firing on all cylinders since Josh Smith's departure, and he's flirting with top-20 value in Detroit's past 15 games. That's more than owners could have hoped for on draft day and he'll shoulder an even bigger offensive burden without Brandon Jennings (Achilles), giving him a tremendous rest-of-season outlook.
Jan 25 - 10:13 PM

Greg Monroe finished Wednesday's win vs. Orlando with 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting, 10 rebounds, four assists and one block, marking his 10th double-double of the month.

Monroe has grabbed eight rebounds in two games since Jan. 1, which are the only times he failed to double-double in 2015. Fantasy owners basking in his post-Smoove production shouldn't overlook his FT shooting, which has soared to a career-high 76.3 percent on 4.8 attempts per game. He's locked into top-50 value.
Jan 21 - 10:21 PM

Greg Monroe piled up 16 points, 20 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block on Monday, but he also turned the ball over six times in a loss to the Hawks.

Andre Drummond also had a convincing double-double with 13 points and 18 boards, but Detroit's big men didn't get much help -- their teammates shot a combined 19-of-62 from the field (30.7 percent) against the Hawks' intense defense. Monroe has propelled himself into second-round value over the past few weeks, and his owners hit the lottery the day Josh Smith was waived by Detroit.
Jan 19 - 6:21 PM

Greg Monroe matched a season-high five assists against the Pelicans during a 106-94 loss on Wednesday, adding 16 points, eight rebounds, one steal and one block.

He entered the game a little later than usual in the second quarter following his first rest, but everything else seems to be fine for Monroe. His numbers have been surging in 2015, averaging 17.6 points, 12.7 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.3 steals in his previous seven games. Keep him active.
Jan 14 - 10:26 PM

Greg Monroe scored 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting with 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in Monday's win over the Raptors.

Monroe is now a mid-round asset with no signs of slowing down. Owners may also want to stick a Josh Smith jersey into the rafters of their garage.
Jan 12 - 10:36 PM

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