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Trans. Feb 29 6:40 ET (Feb 29 6:40 ET ) It's been a rough season for the Detroit Pistons but not all is lost, as some of their top young players have excelled and shown that they can be building blocks for a future playoff run. The best revelation so far has probably been the play of center/power forward Greg Monroe,...
The Scoop:The Pistons need help from beyond the arc and have some major issues at point guard, so it makes sense they would like to make this move. Of course, the Hawks already have a pretty good power forward and center combo, so there's really no way they'd agree to this. The Pistons will have to drop their asking price quite a bit here.
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.
The Scoop:This is likely a strategic move to compensate for a Kings team without their star center, Demarcus Cousins, so owners shouldn't do anything too drastic. Monroe has been able to hold his value off of the bench, but Singler has been inconsistent this season and is only an option in deeper leagues.
The Scoop:Coach Stan Van Gundy has shuffled his lineups all season, so owners should know by now that this isn't a permanent move. Monroe will get his minutes no matter what and is still a must-own player, while Singler is only an option in deeper leagues.
The Pistons lost their 13th consecutive game on Tuesday despite Greg Monroe's team-high 22 points, 10 rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes off the bench.
The Scoop:Detroit was losing with Monroe in the starting lineup and they're still losing with him on the bench, and coach Stan Van Gundy seems to be facing a no-win situation with the roster he (mostly) inherited this summer. Monroe has been relegated to late-round value as a reserve, but tonight's line at least provides a glimmer of hope for his owners.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit's Greg Monroe leaped toward the basket and missed a dunk. Then moments later, Philadelphia's Henry Sims had the ball right next to the basket and blew the layup.
The Scoop: None.
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Raptors hand Pistons 12th straight home loss (The Associated Press) (1 Day Ago | courtesy: The Associated Press) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points to lead a balanced offense as the Toronto Raptors beat Detroit 110-100 on Friday night, handing the Pistons their 12th straight home loss. More...