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Greg Monroe | Center/Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 250
College: Georgetown
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Greg Monroe made 8-of-13 from the field for 23 points against the Raptors on Sunday with 10 boards, one assist and one block in 34 minutes.
His April was not going well with respect to efficiency, making just 38.9 percent from the field in his previous six games. Monroe was still able to put up a 15-10 average line in that span and he's still sitting pretty at 50 percent from the field on the year. The arrival of Josh Smith (knee) didn't seem to hurt him too badly this year and his sub-par shooting while Smith has been out is more of a coincidence. Apr 13 - 6:49 PM

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Greg Monroe hit 10-of-24 shots for 21 points, 13 rebounds and two steals in Tuesday's win over the Hawks.

Monroe is one guy who hasn't slowed down late in the season and was probably even better tonight with Josh Smith getting scratched late with a sore patella. Keep rolling him out there untll further notice.
Apr 8 - 10:17 PM

Greg Monroe made just 6-of-21 from the field during Wednesday's 101-94 loss to the Pacers, scoring 17 points with 16 boards, two assists, three steals and one block in 31 minutes.

It's his second consecutive game with 21 field goal attempts, which is a bit rare for Monroe. Before this two-game stretch, he's only had five games with shot attempts greater than 20. He played his 302nd game of his career tonight and has been extremely durable with just three games in that four-year span.
Apr 2 - 10:19 PM

Greg Monroe scored a season-high 28 points in Monday's win over the Bucks, hitting 12-of-21 shots with 14 rebounds and two blocks.

Monroe had a 20 and 10 night against the Sixers on Saturday and the hope for owners is that he will push through the end of the year while Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith do not.
Mar 31 - 11:57 PM

Greg Monroe played 32 minutes vs. the Sixers on Saturday, scoring 20 points with 10 boards, two assists and one steal.

Teams usually crush Philadelphia in the paint, but the Pistons lost that battle 60-46 tonight. What's more, the Pistons lead the NBA in points in the restricted area on the season, so it doesn't really make sense. Anyway, Monroe is playing well and has missed just three games in his four-year NBA career.
Mar 29 - 9:57 PM

Greg Monroe hit 9-of-12 shots for 22 points, five rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Nuggets.

This one came as no surprise, as the Nuggets continue to get battered and abused by opposing power forwards. Monroe also benefitted from the absence of Andre Drummond, who is dealing with a neck injury. The only bad news is that Monroe's streak of five straight games with double-digit rebounds was broken tonight.
Mar 20 - 1:11 AM

Greg Monroe stated in a recent interview that he is working to improve his mid-range jumper.

Monroe stated that he gets up 200 to 500 shots a day, and this is certainly something that the Pistons need, as they play with a big lineup that lacks perimeter scoring. The Pistons, whom made big moves in the offseason by signing Josh Smith, and acquiring Brandon Jennings with the hopes of making a playoff push, currently boast a losing record of 25-41. Their lack of perimeter scoring has made them a one-dimensional team, so if Monroe could add a jumper to his arsenal, that could prove to be a big help to a fluttering Pistons squad.
Mar 16 - 11:41 AM

Greg Monroe had 17 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and three blocks in Saturday's loss to the Pacers.

Andre Drummond left this one with a potentially serious neck injury and Monroe will see a big boost if he's going to miss time. While it's never cool to root for injuries in fantasy, owners of Monroe certainly won't complain if Drummond's going to miss some games.
Mar 15 - 10:52 PM

Greg Monroe stayed hot vs. the Celtics, finishing Sunday's road loss with 22 points (8-of-15 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), 14 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

Monroe has topped 20 points in three straight games, recovering nicely from a miniature shooting slump, but his efficient play hasn't earned Detroit any wins -- they've now dropped 10 of their last 12 games and remain three games out of the playoff picture.
Mar 9 - 9:20 PM

Greg Monroe was effective against the Bulls on Wednesday with 27 points on 12-of-20 from the field with seven boards, five assists and two steals in 44 minutes.

The Bulls have been fantastic on interior defense lately, allowing the fewest makes in the restricted area over the last 10 games. Monroe has led the NBA for makes in the restricted area previously in his career and it's been his bread and butter, so tonight's game might have been one of his strongest of the season. He'll look to carry the momentum in an easier matchup vs. the Wolves on Friday.
Mar 6 - 12:46 AM

Greg Monroe hit 7-of-13 shots on his way to 17 points, 17 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in Saturday's loss to Dallas.

After a slow start to the season, Monroe is absolutely crushing right now, and was helped by Andre Drummond's foul trouble tonight. He's averaging 17.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.6 blocks over his last five games.
Feb 22 - 11:01 PM

Greg Monroe scored 22 points with 15 boards, two assists, one steal and two blocks against the Hawks on Friday.

Monroe shot 2-of-6 from the line and his team finished shooting 44.8 percent from the line. In fact, they were the first team since 1985 to shoot below 45 percent from the line with more than 25 attempts and make at least 54 percent from the field in a game. As for Monroe, not being traded at the deadline will help his value and he should be a solid power forward the rest of the way.
Feb 22 - 1:40 AM

Greg Monroe double-doubled against the Spurs on Monday with 15 points, 10 boards, three assists, two steals and one turnover in 37 minutes.

There are some rumors of Monroe being available at the right price, but it is going to take a blockbuster deal. His owners shouldn't be overly concerned and hopefully his numbers look more like his great start than his so-so stats in the past couple months.
Feb 10 - 11:09 PM

Greg Monroe is unlikely to be traded at the deadline "unless it's a blockbuster deal," according to NBA.com.

The Pistons really struck out on signing Josh Smith in the offseason and he's not a small forward whatsoever. The team will have to move some parts around and Monroe being dealt would make the most sense. Still, it doesn't sound like this deal will go down for just draft picks.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 10 - 4:56 PM

Greg Monroe hit 6-of-9 shots for 14 points and six rebounds in Saturday's win over the Nuggets.

Opposing power forwards normally torch the Nuggets, but Monroe was pretty average against them tonight. That's probably because Josh Smith (30 points) and Andre Drummond (18 & 15) had their way against the porous Denver frontcourt.
Feb 8 - 10:56 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Jennings
2Will Bynum
3Peyton Siva
SG1Kyle Singler
2Rodney Stuckey
3Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
4Chauncey Billups
SF1Josh Smith
2Luigi Datome
PF1Greg Monroe
2Jonas Jerebko
3Charlie Villanueva
4Tony Mitchell
C1Andre Drummond
2Josh Harrellson