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Greg Monroe | Center | #55

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: Georgetown
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (7) / DET
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The Celtics are not expected to bring back free agent center Greg Monroe.
No surprise here, as Monroe barely played in the postseason and is a liability on defense. Monroe could be a solid fantasy producer in the right situation, so it will be interesting to see where he lands this offseason. The big man will be 29 this June. Jun 4 - 11:43 AM

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Greg Monroe (illness) is questionable for Game 2 on Tuesday but he was warming up with the intent to play.

Monroe finished with just one point and three rebounds in 10 minutes of action on Sunday, and coach Brad Stevens said he didn't play much in Game 1 because the Bucks "went small quite a bit." The small-ball impact wasn't limited to Monroe, as starting center Aron Baynes played only 15 minutes in Game 1, and it will be interesting to see how this chess game plays out in Game 2. All signs point to Monroe playing tonight.
Apr 17 - 6:23 PM

Greg Monroe went 7-of-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from the stripe on his way to 17 points in Sunday's 112-106 loss to the Hawks.

Monroe added two rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in the 22 minutes he was out there, and while this was a productive stat line, Monroe won't be hitting 87.5% of his shot attempts on most nights. If Al Horford gets rested again over Boston's final two games, Monroe will be someone to think about as a streamer, but he's far less attractive when the Celtics bigs are active.
Apr 8 - 5:43 PM

Greg Monroe posted a rare triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one block in 28 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

What? Not only was it the second triple-double of his career, but it was the first trip-dub from a Celtics center since Robert Parish in 1987. Obviously Al Horford not playing in this game set him up and Marcus Morris getting ejected was another factor. Monroe could get a night off, but he could really produce in the nights he's active.
Apr 6 - 11:29 PM

Greg Monroe went 4-of-7 from the field and 9-of-9 from the charity stripe on his way to 17 points in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Raptors.

Monroe also came through with eight rebounds, three assists and two turnovers, but he failed to bring any defensive stats to the box score. Monroe has been very hit-or-miss in Boston, and that inconsistency isn't worth dealing with in standard 12-team leagues. Marcus Morris finished with 21 points, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, one steal and five turnovers in 34 minutes off the bench, and he's the more attractive reserve to own in Boston.
Apr 5 - 12:02 AM

Greg Monroe scored eight points with eight rebounds, four assists and four steals in 23 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

Al Horford not playing was obviously a big factor. It's possible that the Celtics sit Horford out again, but they have a light schedule for the next five games with only one game -- Saturday vs. Toronto. Monroe is only a speculative add in deeper leagues.
Mar 29 - 12:31 AM

Greg Monroe came off the bench to hit 3-of-8 shots for eight points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 19 minutes on Monday.

Al Horford has played pretty well in three straight games, but Monroe has still carved out a role as his back up. But since going for a 10 & 10 double-double on Friday, Monroe is averaging just 6.0 points and 6.0 rebounds over his last two games. He's intriguing, but impossible to trust now that Horford is playing well again.
Mar 27 - 12:55 AM

Greg Monroe cooled off on Sunday with four points on 2-of-10 shooting, adding eight rebounds, two assists, two turnovers and zero defensive stats in 20 minutes.

Monroe came in with double-digit points in five straight games, his longest streak of the season. His scoring will be more important than ever with Kyrie Irving (knee) done for the regular season, so we're not reading much into tonight's dud vs. the Kings -- Kosta Koufos actually deserves some credit for checking Monroe tonight. He should fare much better vs. Phoenix on Monday.
Mar 25 - 10:04 PM

Greg Monroe posted 10 points with 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots over 20 minutes in Friday's win at Portland.

Monroe is enjoying what is easily his best stretch of the season, posting 10 or more points in each of his past five outings. He is averaging 14.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocked shots per game over the five-game span. He should enjoy another productive game on Sunday in Sacramento against a team not exactly known for their defensive prowess.
Mar 24 - 1:36 AM

Greg Monroe hit 6-of-12 shots and 5-of-5 free throws for 17 points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 22 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

Al Horford's been pretty bad in his last two games and Monroe has scored in double figures in four straight, playing at a pretty high level off the bench. The Celtics have two more games this week and play three games next week, meaning Monroe deserves a fantasy look if you need a center.
Mar 20 - 11:08 PM

Greg Monroe led Boston's reserves on Sunday with 12 points on 6-of-13 shooting, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes.

Monroe continues to play a big role for the short-handed Celtics, averaging 15.0 points over the past three games, and is chipping in 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in that span. He's unlikely to see more than 20-24 minutes per game due to defensive concerns, however, which was true again tonight -- Monroe struggled when New Orleans played small-ball lineups vs. the Celtics' second unit. Even if his minutes are capped, he's a cheap source of points, rebounds and FG percentage as the main beneficiary with Daniel Theis (knee) done for the season.
Mar 18 - 9:05 PM

Greg Monroe had another strong game off the bench on Friday vs. Orlando, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 21 minutes.

This comes on the heels of his 16-point game on Wednesday with 10 rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist in 25 minutes. Al Horford (illness) returned to action tonight, but Monroe still got some decent run. His role will be volatile depending on the matchups (coach Brad Stevens isn't afraid to go small), but Monroe is hot right now and is worth a look if you need a big in deeper formats.
Mar 16 - 9:55 PM

Greg Monroe sank 8-of-9 field goals to score 16 points on Wednesday, adding 10 rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist.

Monroe needed just 25 minutes to get his numbers, which is usually the case. Daniel Theis (knee) is done for the season, which should bolster Monroe's playing time, but Al Horford (illness) is targeting a return on Friday. And as long as Horford is healthy, it's hard to trust Monroe outside of deeper leagues.
Mar 14 - 11:45 PM

Greg Monroe played 19 minutes and hit 5-of-7 shots for 10 points, nine rebounds, a steal, a block and five turnovers in Monday's easy win over the Bulls.

Monroe, who has hit 17-of-25 shots over his last three games, is suddenly becoming relevant for the Celtics, averaging 14 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks over that stretch, playing 20 minutes per night. He's impossible to trust, especially in just 20 minutes a night, but appears to have carved out a spot in Brad Stevens' rotation. And as the Celtics rest their younger (and more important) big men down the stretch in preparation for the playoffs, there's a chance Monroe could see even more minutes. Just keep an eye on him.
Mar 5 - 10:42 PM

Greg Monroe scored 18 points with six rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 19 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

He was terrific at getting deep position with all of his shots from the field coming within six feet, adding 6-of-6 from the line. Coach Brad Stevens is going to play the matchups and Daniel Theis didn't play in this game, so it's still tough to completely trust him in most fantasy leagues.
Mar 3 - 11:09 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Marcus Smart
3Abdel Nader
4Jabari Bird
SF1Jayson Tatum
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Marcus Morris
2Daniel Theis
3Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Robert Williams
3Aron Baynes
4Greg Monroe