Greg Monroe PF/C DET 7 Days
Monroe scored 18 points (7-17 FG, 4-5 FT) with 12 rebounds, three assists and a steal in 34 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Suns.
It's his sixth double-double of the season. The Pistons' three-big lineup hasn't done Andre Drummond or Josh Smith any favors so far this season, but Monroe has been thriving.
Greg Monroe PF/C DET 11 Days
Monroe had 16 points (8-13 FG, 0-2 FT) with 11 rebounds in 32 minutes in the Saturday loss to Memphis.
Monroe has been playing well with 16.6 points on 50 percent from the field with 10.0 rebounds in his last five games. The Pistons have only won one of those games, so coach Stan Van Gundy may need to tinker around Monroe.
Greg Monroe PF/C DET 14 Days
Monroe scored 18 points (6-13 FG, 6-7 FT) with nine rebounds, three assists and a block in 33 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Wizards.
While his front court-mates Josh Smith and Andre Drummond battled foul trouble that limited their court time, Monroe amazingly went the entire game without picking up a single foul. He remains the most reliable big man on the Pistons' roster at the moment.
Greg Monroe PF/C DET 16 Days
Monroe scored 16 points (8-15 FG) with 10 rebounds and two assists in 36 minutes during Monday's loss to the Bulls.
He's now racked up a double-double in four of five games since missing the beginning of the season due to a suspension. In fact, of the Pistons' big three front court players, Monroe's been by far the most consistent so far. Coach Stan Van Gundy may have a hard time taking him out of the starting five if he decides to go back to a smaller lineup.
Greg Monroe PF/C DET 17 Days
Monroe started for the third night in a row and came up with 19 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 32 minutes.
Since returning from suspension Monroe has earned a double-double in all but one game he's played. He's also averaging over 10 minutes in his four outings, which leads to more opportunities for the forward to produce. His inability to block effectively leaves a lot to be desired, but he makes up for it in the steals totals he puts up.
Greg Monroe PF/C DET 18 Days
Monroe finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists in Friday's win over Milwaukee.
The Pistons have rolled out their "big" starting lineup with Monroe at power forward and Josh Smith at the three for the second consecutive game. The team has won both games, so odds are Monroe will continue to get looks as part of the starting five. Monroe will have a tough time keeping up the career-best pace (17.0 points, 12.0 rebounds) he has established through his first three appearances this season, but he'll remain a solid option even after the inevitable regression hits.
Greg Monroe PF/C DET 21 Days
Monroe scored 23 points (8-17 FG, 7-8 FT) with 18 rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Knicks.
That's two straight double-doubles for Monroe after he missed the beginning of the season due to a suspension. Coach Stan Van Gundy may not go with a three-big lineup every night, but Monroe seems intent on making it tough for him to return the big man to the bench.
Greg Monroe PF/C DET 21 Days
Monroe will start in Wednesday's game against the Knicks, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Monroe will join Detroit's starting lineup at power forward, moving Josh Smith to small forward, as the Pistons opt to go big against a less-than-imposing Knicks frontcourt. With a sound performance, the versatile Monroe could stake his claim for more starts moving forward, potentially allowing coach Stan Van Gundy to play Monroe, Smith and emerging center Andre Drummond together more often.
Greg Monroe PF/C DET 23 Days
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy hinted that Monroe could eventually work his way into the starting lineup, the Detroit News reports.
Monroe, who served a two-game suspension last week, made his season debut on Saturday, totaling 18 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench. Andre Drummond appears to be locked in as the starting center, and Van Gundy has been hesitant to run out a starting lineup with the trio of Drummond, Monroe and Josh Smith, which means a promotion for Monroe would likely mean using Smith in a reserve role. Regardless of which two nab starting jobs long term, all three players will receive enough run to make a sizable fantasy impact.
Greg Monroe PF/C DET 25 Days
Monroe had 18 points (7-12 FG, 4-5 FT) and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes in his 2014-15 debut Saturday in the loss to the Nets.
Monroe was suspended for the first two games due to a DUI arrest in the offseason. It remains to be seen if he will continue to come off the bench. If he plays 30 minutes, Monroe should be able to produce even as a reserve.