Greg Monroe hit just 1-of-5 shots for four points and five rebounds in 21 minutes on Wednesday.
The Scoop:Andre Drummond was a one-man wrecking crew tonight and both Monroe and Josh Smith paid the price. Monroe had scored between 12 and 29 points in each of his previous six games, so we're just going to call this an off night for the big man.
The Scoop:Responding to a report that said he has asked the Pistons for a trade, Monroe said there is no truth to those rumors. "If they feel the need to come to me, obviously, I would have to have that discussion," he said. "But that discussion would have to be initiated by them. It would never be initiated by me." We'll see if there's fire to go with this smoke soon enough, but Jonas Jerebko and Kyle Singler would be the fantasy beneficiaries if a trade does go down.
The Scoop:It's pretty clear that the Pistons are not going to bring him back after he signed a qualifying offer over the summer. The Pistons are also one of the worst teams in the NBA with a 13-game losing streak being snapped last week -- they're on a two-game winning streak now. If Monroe is dealt, Jonas Jerebko and Kyle Singler would benefit most. Monroe would likely lose value.
Greg Monroe came off the bench on Saturday with 24 points, eight rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 32 minutes.
The Scoop:It doesn't really matter if he's coming off the bench or starting. In fact, Monroe has higher averages in points, boards and steals while coming off the bench. He's worth owning in standard leagues.