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26-Year-Old    C,PF    Milwaukee Bucks

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

12.0

REB

6.7

AST

2.3

STL

1.2

BLK

0.5

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Milwaukee was a surprising landing spot for Monroe in free agency last summer, with the big man spurning other larger-market clubs to ink a three-year, $50 million deal with the Bucks. The team signed Monroe with the hope that he’d end the organization’s revolving door at ce...

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HT: 6' 11"   WT: 265 lbs   DOB: 6/4/1990  College: Georgetown   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #7 Overall in 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a three-year, $51.43 million contract with the Bucks in July of 2015. Contract includes a $17.88 million player option for the 2017-18 season.

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Monroe ended up with 14 points (7-15 FG) while posting 10 rebounds and three assists across 26 minutes in Friday's 100-97 win against the Hawks.

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Greg Monroe NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 20 DET 80 27.8 9.4 7.5 1.3 1.2 0.6 0.0 55.1 62.2 1.0 3.1 4.4 0.0 0.0 3.8 6.9 1.8 2.9
2011-12 21 DET 66 31.5 15.4 9.7 2.3 1.3 0.7 0.0 52.1 73.9 2.4 3.6 6.0 0.0 0.0 6.2 11.8 3.0 4.1
2012-13 22 DET 81 33.2 16.0 9.6 3.5 1.3 0.7 0.0 48.6 68.9 2.9 2.9 6.7 0.0 0.0 6.3 13.1 3.3 4.8
2013-14 23 DET 82 32.8 15.2 9.3 2.1 1.1 0.6 0.0 49.7 65.7 2.0 3.1 6.1 0.0 0.0 6.1 12.4 2.9 4.5
2014-15 24 DET 69 31.0 15.9 10.2 2.1 1.1 0.5 0.0 49.6 75.0 2.2 3.3 6.9 0.0 0.0 6.1 12.4 3.7 4.9
2015-16 25 MIL 79 29.3 15.3 8.8 2.3 0.9 0.8 0.0 52.2 74.0 1.6 2.8 6.1 0.0 0.0 6.2 11.9 2.9 3.9
2016-17 26 MIL 74 22.7 12.0 6.7 2.3 1.2 0.5 0.0 53.5 75.2 1.7 2.1 4.6 0.0 0.0 4.9 9.1 2.3 3.0
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Greg Monroe NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 4 26.0 14.8 7.5 3.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 59.1 100.0 2.3 2.0 5.5 0.0 0.0 6.5 11.0 1.8 1.8
Last 14 Days 8 22.4 13.4 7.0 2.6 0.5 0.5 0.0 58.0 86.7 2.0 2.6 4.4 0.0 0.0 5.9 10.1 1.6 1.9
Last 30 Days 17 24.9 13.5 6.5 2.7 0.8 0.5 0.0 53.9 83.7 2.0 2.5 4.0 0.0 0.0 5.7 10.6 2.1 2.5
Last 5 Games 5 24.8 14.8 6.8 2.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 62.0 92.3 2.4 2.0 4.8 0.0 0.0 6.2 10.0 2.4 2.6
Last 10 Games 10 23.2 13.2 6.7 2.6 0.8 0.4 0.0 56.4 81.8 2.3 2.3 4.4 0.0 0.0 5.7 10.1 1.8 2.2
Last 20 Games 20 24.9 13.2 6.5 2.8 0.8 0.6 0.0 52.4 83.3 2.0 2.6 3.9 0.0 0.0 5.5 10.4 2.3 2.7

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Greg Monroe
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Mar 29 @BOS 100-103 27 16 8 3 1 0 4 6 9 4 4 0 0 1 7 1
Mar 28 @CHA 108-118 25 13 8 5 0 0 4 6 7 1 1 0 0 1 7 2
Mar 26 CHI 94-109 26 16 4 2 0 0 1 7 13 2 2 0 0 3 1 2
Mar 24 ATL 100-97 26 14 10 3 0 0 0 7 15 0 0 0 0 3 7 2
Mar 22 @SAC 98-116 20 15 4 1 0 0 3 5 6 5 6 0 0 2 2 3
Mar 21 @POR 90-93 22 9 9 2 1 1 1 4 12 1 2 0 0 6 3 3
Mar 18 @GSW 117-92 17 12 7 2 1 0 2 6 13 0 0 0 0 4 3 2
Mar 17 @LAL 103-107 16 12 6 3 1 3 1 6 6 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Mar 15 @LAC 96-97 27 12 6 4 2 0 2 5 10 2 4 0 0 1 5 2
Mar 13 @MEM 113-93 26 13 5 1 2 0 5 5 10 3 3 0 0 1 4 2
Mar 11 MIN 102-95 33 12 6 2 1 0 2 6 14 0 0 0 0 4 2 3
Mar 10 IND 99-85 27 18 7 2 1 1 3 6 7 6 7 0 0 1 6 3
Mar 8 NYK 104-93 29 17 8 3 0 1 1 6 14 5 7 0 0 2 6 4
Mar 6 @PHI 98-112 22 12 2 0 0 0 2 5 10 2 2 0 0 2 0 5
Mar 4 TOR 101-94 22 4 6 2 1 2 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 4 2 1
Mar 3 LAC 112-101 35 24 5 5 2 1 2 11 15 2 2 0 0 2 3 5
Mar 1 DEN 98-110 23 11 9 6 0 0 1 4 10 3 3 0 0 4 5 2
Feb 27 @CLE 102-95 19 13 3 4 0 0 1 5 7 3 4 0 0 2 1 2
Feb 26 PHO 100-96 34 14 8 3 3 2 3 5 13 4 5 0 0 2 6 3
Feb 24 UTA 95-109 21 6 8 2 0 0 2 2 8 2 2 0 0 5 3 3
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Feb 15 @BKN 125-129 34 25 8 3 2 0 3 12 16 1 2 0 0 2 6 4
Feb 13 DET 102-89 31 25 13 2 3 0 1 12 15 1 1 0 0 2 11 1
Feb 11 @IND 100-116 26 17 8 4 2 2 2 6 8 5 6 0 0 1 7 3
Feb 10 LAL 114-122 19 8 1 3 1 0 2 3 6 2 2 0 0 0 1 4
Feb 8 MIA 88-106 22 6 7 2 0 0 0 2 5 2 3 0 0 2 5 2
Feb 4 @PHO 112-137 20 13 4 2 3 1 1 5 5 3 3 0 0 0 4 5
Feb 3 @DEN 121-117 13 8 2 1 0 0 0 3 6 2 4 0 0 1 1 1
Feb 1 @UTA 104-88 24 13 4 1 2 0 0 6 12 1 2 0 0 1 3 3
Jan 28 BOS 108-112 35 14 13 1 3 3 1 4 10 6 9 0 0 3 10 5
Jan 27 @TOR 102-86 17 6 2 1 1 1 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Jan 25 PHI 109-114 30 28 9 2 1 0 4 11 17 6 7 0 0 6 3 2
Jan 23 HOU 127-114 27 17 10 1 3 0 2 7 13 3 4 0 1 2 8 3
Jan 21 @MIA 109-97 17 9 6 0 0 0 2 3 7 3 4 0 0 3 3 1
Jan 20 @ORL 112-96 14 7 5 1 1 0 0 2 6 3 6 0 0 4 1 2
Jan 18 @HOU 111-92 18 2 4 2 0 1 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
Jan 16 PHI 104-113 21 14 6 2 1 0 3 6 13 2 4 0 0 4 2 1
Jan 15 @ATL 111-98 20 13 1 1 0 0 2 6 12 1 2 0 0 1 0 4
Jan 13 MIA 116-108 25 16 11 0 0 0 1 5 13 6 6 0 0 5 6 1
Jan 10 @SAS 107-109 28 14 9 4 0 0 3 7 13 0 0 0 0 4 5 4
Jan 8 WAS 101-107 33 12 12 3 4 1 3 5 12 2 2 0 0 2 10 1
Jan 6 NYK 111-116 28 19 7 4 2 1 1 6 11 7 10 0 0 2 5 2
Jan 4 @NYK 104-105 31 18 9 4 3 1 3 7 10 4 10 0 0 3 6 1
Jan 2 OKC 98-94 27 15 8 2 1 1 1 7 10 1 4 0 0 1 7 2
Dec 31 @CHI 96-116 34 15 12 2 2 0 1 6 13 3 4 0 0 4 8 2
Dec 30 @MIN 116-99 14 8 1 0 0 0 0 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Dec 28 @DET 94-119 27 14 5 6 2 1 2 7 10 0 1 0 0 0 5 2
Dec 26 @WAS 107-102 22 16 6 1 1 0 2 7 10 2 4 0 0 2 4 0
Dec 23 WAS 123-96 21 12 11 4 1 1 2 5 7 2 2 0 0 1 10 1
Dec 21 @CLE 113-102 18 8 7 0 0 1 1 3 7 2 4 0 1 1 6 1
Dec 20 CLE 108-114 18 6 4 1 0 0 1 3 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 1
Dec 16 @CHI 69-95 23 14 12 3 0 0 3 6 14 2 3 0 0 4 8 2
Dec 15 CHI 108-97 22 7 5 3 2 1 0 3 7 1 1 0 0 0 5 1
Dec 12 @TOR 122-100 16 11 2 0 1 0 1 5 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 2
Dec 10 @WAS 110-105 23 6 6 5 0 0 2 2 5 2 2 0 0 0 6 3
Dec 9 ATL 110-114 23 14 6 5 2 0 1 6 13 2 2 0 0 2 4 1
Dec 7 POR 115-107 23 15 4 1 3 0 1 5 7 5 8 0 0 0 4 0
Dec 5 SAS 96-97 21 10 13 2 0 0 2 5 9 0 1 0 0 2 11 2
Dec 3 BKN 112-103 21 13 7 1 4 1 2 5 10 3 3 0 0 2 5 4
Dec 1 @BKN 93-111 20 2 6 2 1 1 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 2
Nov 29 CLE 118-101 26 14 6 4 2 1 3 6 8 2 2 0 0 3 3 2
Nov 27 @ORL 96-104 17 11 7 1 1 0 0 4 6 3 4 0 0 2 5 2
Nov 25 TOR 99-105 19 8 10 1 0 0 1 4 8 0 0 0 0 4 6 3
Nov 21 ORL 93-89 8 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Nov 19 GSW 121-124 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17 @MIA 96-73 Did Not Play
Nov 16 @ATL 107-100 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 2 0 0 2 1 0
Nov 12 MEM 106-96 21 7 7 3 2 0 2 2 3 3 4 0 0 1 6 3
Nov 10 NOP 106-112 20 8 3 2 1 0 1 3 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 1
Nov 6 @DAL 86-75 29 14 12 1 3 0 5 5 10 4 4 0 0 1 11 2
Nov 5 SAC 117-91 14 6 3 2 1 1 1 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 3 3
Nov 3 IND 125-107 26 16 16 7 0 1 1 6 11 4 5 0 0 6 10 2
Nov 1 @NOP 113-117 18 6 12 6 0 1 2 2 6 2 2 0 0 4 8 4
Oct 30 @DET 98-83 18 11 5 0 2 0 1 4 9 3 3 0 0 1 4 2
Oct 29 BKN 110-108 19 11 3 3 4 0 2 3 7 5 5 0 0 1 2 0
Oct 26 CHA 96-107 29 14 10 3 1 3 1 5 13 4 5 0 0 5 5 0
Greg Monroe Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Sunday Dallas Mavericks Only available to RotoWire subscribers.

 

Greg Monroe – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

57.5%

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In 2016-17, Greg Monroe has a true shooting percentage of 57.5%.

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Greg Monroe NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 20 DET 80 36.0 12.2 9.7 1.7 1.5 0.7 0.0 55.1 62.2 1.3 4.0 5.7 0.0 0.0 4.9 8.9 2.3 3.8
2011-12 21 DET 66 36.0 17.6 11.0 2.6 1.4 0.8 0.0 52.1 73.9 2.8 4.1 6.9 0.0 0.0 7.0 13.5 3.5 4.7
2012-13 22 DET 81 36.0 17.4 10.4 3.8 1.4 0.7 0.0 48.6 68.9 3.1 3.2 7.2 0.1 0.0 6.9 14.2 3.6 5.3
2013-14 23 DET 82 36.0 16.7 10.2 2.3 1.2 0.6 0.0 49.7 65.7 2.2 3.4 6.7 0.0 0.0 6.7 13.6 3.2 4.9
2014-15 24 DET 69 36.0 18.5 11.9 2.4 1.3 0.6 0.0 49.6 75.0 2.5 3.9 8.0 0.0 0.0 7.1 14.4 4.2 5.7
2015-16 25 MIL 79 36.0 18.8 10.8 2.8 1.1 1.0 0.0 52.2 74.0 2.0 3.4 7.4 0.0 0.0 7.6 14.6 3.5 4.8
2016-17 26 MIL 74 36.0 19.0 10.6 3.7 1.8 0.8 0.0 53.5 75.2 2.7 3.4 7.2 0.0 0.0 7.7 14.4 3.6 4.8
Rest Of Season Projections 26 MIL 6 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Greg Monroe
2016-17 Projections 26 MIL 79 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Greg Monroe

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Greg Monroe NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 20 DET 80 2222 751 601 105 93 45 0 55.1 62.2 81 248 353 1 0.0 303 550 145 233
2011-12 21 DET 66 2082 1015 637 152 83 46 0 52.1 73.9 161 239 398 1 0.0 407 781 201 272
2012-13 22 DET 81 2687 1298 777 281 105 55 0 48.6 68.9 234 236 541 4 0.0 514 1058 270 392
2013-14 23 DET 82 2690 1249 760 171 91 47 0 49.7 65.7 166 256 504 1 0.0 504 1015 241 367
2014-15 24 DET 69 2137 1098 704 142 78 34 0 49.6 75.0 149 229 475 0 0.0 423 853 252 336
2015-16 25 MIL 79 2314 1210 696 178 72 67 0 52.2 74.0 129 218 478 1 0.0 491 941 228 308
2016-17 26 MIL 74 1678 887 494 171 86 37 0 53.5 75.2 125 157 337 2 0.0 360 673 167 222
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2016-17 Projections 26 MIL 79 2125 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Greg Monroe

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Greg Monroe NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2010-11 20 DET 80 27.8 57.5 55.1 12.5 9.7 1.3 14.7
2011-12 21 DET 66 31.5 56.3 52.1 12.5 13.3 0.9 20.1
2012-13 22 DET 81 33.2 52.7 48.6 16.1 13.4 1.2 20.0
2013-14 23 DET 82 32.8 53.1 49.7 11.3 11.0 1.0 18.5
2014-15 24 DET 69 31.0 54.9 49.6 11.0 11.5 1.0 20.2
2015-16 25 MIL 79 29.3 56.2 52.2 12.9 9.3 1.4 19.8
2016-17 26 MIL 74 22.7 57.5 53.5 16.0 11.7 1.4 16.0
Rest Of Season Projections 26 MIL 6 26.2 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Greg Monroe
2016-17 Projections 26 MIL 79 26.9 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Greg Monroe

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Greg Monroe: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Monroe tallied nine points (4-12 FG, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot over 22 minutes in Tuesday's 93-90 win over the Trail Blazers.

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Monroe produced 12 points (6-13 FG,) seven rebounds, two assists and one steal over 17 minutes in Saturday's 117-92 loss to the Warriors.

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Monroe finished with 12 points (6-6 FG) while adding six rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and a steal over 16 minutes in Friday's 107-103 win against the Lakers.

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Monroe posted 18 points (6-7 FG, 6-7 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and a block across 27 minutes in Friday's 99-85 win over the Pacers.

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Monroe scored 17 points (6-14 FG, 5-7 FT) while adding eight rebounds, three assists and one block across 22 minutes in Wednesday's 104-93 win over the Knicks.

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Monroe finished with 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-2 FT) and two rebounds across 22 minutes during Monday's 112-98 victory over the 76ers.

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Monroe finished with 24 points (11-15 FG, 2-2 FT) while adding five rebounds and five assists over 35 minutes Friday against the Clippers.

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Monroe managed 14 points (5-13 FG, 4-5 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 34 minutes during Sunday's 100-96 win over the Suns.

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Monroe scored 25 points (12-16 FG, 1-2 FT) while adding eight rebounds, three assists and two steals across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 129-125 victory over the Nets.

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Monroe submitted 25 points (12-15 FG, 1-1 FT), 13 rebounds, three steals and two assists across 31 minutes during a 102-89 win over the Pistons on Monday.

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Monroe poured in 28 points (11-17 FG, 6-7 FT) and added nine rebounds, two assists and one steal across 29 minutes Wednesday during a 114-109 loss to the 76ers.

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Monroe scored 17 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, three steals and one assist across 27 minutes during Monday's 127-114 win over the Rockets.

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2015-16

After spending five productive seasons with the Pistons, Monroe signed a three-year, $50 million deal with the Bucks as a free agent this offseason. At only 25 years old, Monroe enters the Bucks organization as the oldest starter on the roster, and he'll immediately step in as the team's top interior scoring option. In 2014-15, Monroe averaged 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds over 69 starts and 31 minutes per game, helping to energize an otherwise pedestrian Pistons offense. The knock against Monroe has always been his lack of a reliable jumpshot, particularly outside of the painted area. Former coach Stan Van Gundy remarked this summer that the Pistons never implored Monroe to develop an outside game, however, instead allowing the big man to operate around the basket, where he's most comfortable. With Andre Drummond no longer at his side, Monroe will be able to play his natural center spot, keeping him closer to the rim on both ends. Last season, he struggled to stick with rangier stretch fours like Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge, whose versatility as jump-shooters challenged Monroe's mobility. The 6-11 Monroe improved to a career-best 75 percent from the free-throw line last season, and he's probably the best bet to lead the Bucks in free throw attempts. Monroe posted 35 double-doubles in 2014-15 - good for 12th in the NBA - and as the picture of durability in his role, he looks to be a valuable starting center option in a complementary system.

2014-15

Monroe's fourth campaign with the Pistons was nearly identical to his previous two years. The 24-year-old power forward was once again a double-double machine, ranking 16th in the NBA with 35 double-doubles. He finished 2013-14 with averages of 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds in 32 minutes per game. Monroe also proved to be one of the most durable big men in the league, appearing in all 82 games, and he has now missed just three contests in four seasons. A skilled passing big man, Monroe saw his assists drop from a career-high mark of 3.5 helpers per game to 2.1 last season, as new teammates Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith were the primary facilitators on the squad. Monroe also struggled with inefficiency again, shooting 50 percent from the field and 66 percent from the line. While his field-goal percentage doesn't appear too low, he should be more efficient considering the majority of his shots come at the rim. On defense, Monroe is a solid source of steals (1.1), but his lack of athleticism and verticality doesn't lead to many blocked shots (0.6). Monroe was a restricted free agent this summer. Instead of working out a long-term deal, he has verbally committed to a one-year qualifying offer with the Pistons. That means Monroe will be playing for a big payday next summer. The Pistons have done a good job upgrading their three-point shooting, and improved spacing should lead to more efficient numbers in the post for Monroe. Entering his fifth season, Monroe remains a nightly double-double threat, who holds value in most formats despite his struggles with inefficiency and defensive production.

2013-14

Monroe had a solid season in his 2012-13 campaign despite not living up to some of the hype of a potential breakout year. He averaged 16.0 points (49 percent from the field, 69 percent from the line), 9.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.7 blocks in 33 minutes per game. The fact that Monroe did not break out completely last season left owners on a sour note, but it could mean that his inevitable breakout year is coming this season. Despite the addition of Josh Smith and the emergence of Andre Drummond crowding the frontcourt, Monroe still has the potential to showcase his best stuff due to his uncanny ability to pass and rack up assists as a big man, in addition to getting his hands dirty on the defensive end with steals. With new point guard Brandon Jennings at the helm of the offense, the Pistons may take a run-and-gun approach which would allow a skilled passing forward like Monroe to thrive with two athletic frontcourt mates in Smith and Drummond. Monroe will be just 23 years of age heading into his fourth season in the NBA, and his breakout season may come sooner than later.

2012-13

With a breakout season in 2011-12, Monroe solidified himself as the Pistons’ primary building block and one of the more intriguing young big men to target in fantasy. In just his second season in the NBA, the Georgetown product put together averages of 15.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals while showing effectiveness from both the floor (52.1) and charity stripe (73.9). He showed vast improvements in his offensive game during his sophomore season, taking and hitting mid-range jumpers with confidence while also being able to take most opposing big men to the rack and finish with a sweeping, left-handed baby hook. While athletic, Monroe isn’t a high-flyer and spends most of his time below the rim. This has resulted in an average of just 0.6 blocks per game through his first two seasons. As his defensive game develops, Monroe will start swatting away more shots, but he’ll never be an elite shot blocker like other big men. Instead, Monroe will rely on his ability to rack up good amounts of steals and assists – both of which are a rare treat from a center-eligible player. The Pistons will continue to give Monroe more of the load to shoulder, so his best days should be ahead of him. If you’re looking to go young in your fantasy frontcourt, you’ll be hard-pressed to find many up-and-coming big men more attractive than Monroe.

2011-12

Relegated to a reserve role for most of the first half of the season, Monroe initially struggled to find his footing in the NBA. He averaged 5.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in 32 games off the bench. It wasn’t until Monroe was promoted to the starting lineup that he truly blossomed. In 48 starts, Monroe averaged 12.0 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 0.7 blocks. The 21-year-old out of Georgetown turned into a double-double machine after the All-Star break, recording 14 in 25 post-break games. Monroe isn’t terribly athletic and often plays below the rim, so he might never be an elite rebounder or shot blocker, but he has active hands and has the ability to be one of the better thieves among pivots. Although his assist numbers (1.3) weren’t impressive during his rookie campaign, Monroe is also a quality passer for a big man and should post decent numbers in that category as his game matures. The Pistons are in full-blown rebuilding mode, and Monroe figures to be one of the team’s centerpieces. He’s among the better up-and-coming centers in fantasy and should be a nightly double-double threat for years to come.

2010-11

The Pistons selected Monroe with the seventh overall pick in the 2010 Draft. At 6-11, 247, the Georgetown product will provide the Pistons with much needed size in the frontcourt. Monroe’s scoring tools are still a bit raw and he lacks the explosiveness of many big men in today’s NBA, but he makes up for those weaknesses with a high basketball IQ, great passing ability, and an underrated ability to clean the glass. Monroe may not have a huge role with the team to start the year, but he could develop into a decent fantasy play by midseason.