Greg Monroe RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe wonders what future holds

    Detroit News "If there’s one player who could write a book about his experiences as a Piston and look like an outsider, Greg Monroe could be the ideal candidate. He’s seen plenty of things in four years: player mutinies, coach hirings and firings, chicanery and the like, but hasn’t felt the pleasure of..." April 17

  • Greg Monroe disturbed by Pistons' lack of effort

    Detroit News "It takes a special type of bad for a team to lose by 30 points to a squad that hasn’t won in two months, but the Pistons rose — or lowered themselves — to the occasion in ending the Philadelphia 76ers’ national nightmare. Now, one has to wonder if this past weekend was the start of a different..." March 31

  • Report: Pistons will match a max-offer sheet for Greg Monroe " reports that when Pistons forward Greg Monroe, who has seen his role diminished in the Pistons' semi-star-studded malaise this year, hits free agency, his agent expects him to get the max. The problem, as the Pistons knew last fall, is that Monroe's agent is David Falk. He has gotten..." February 10

  • Pistons would trade for Rajon Rondo, wouldn’t give up Greg Monroe

    Detroit Free Press "There is a small table off to the side of the practice floor at the Pistons’ practice facility that is right below the window to Joe Dumars’ office. The Pistons president of basketball operations is usually seated at the table during practices — along with various front lieutenants. But you..." February 02

  • No evidence (yet) Monroe is on market "There are 23 shopping days to go before the NBA's annual trade deadline. So you hesitate to paint the stances teams take on the availability of their players as absolute. However ... Those increasingly frequent suggestions that Greg Monroe will be moved before the Feb. 20 trade buzzer..." January 29

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe struggles to find footing amid trade talk

    Detroit News "It’s been a season of firsts for Greg Monroe, and none of them appear to be working in his favor, during the most important year in his career to date. He’s playing for another new coach, Maurice Cheeks, with another point guard, Brandon Jennings, and before he got a chance to adjust to playing..." January 23

  • Wizards want Pistons Greg Monroe

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Detroit Pistons have one month to determine whether they’re willing to give Greg Monroe a max contract. There’s no guarantee Monroe will get that large of an offer as a restricted free agent this summer, but the possibility is high enough that if the Pistons aren’t willing to pay him max..." January 21

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe playing with purpose, as restricted free agency approaches

    Detroit News "Maurice Cheeks was asked before a game this season if he knew the contract status of certain players, and he coyly denied any knowledge of who had more to play for than others. Technically, as coach, it shouldn’t matter to him who will be dealing with what come July -- but only what they can do..." November 10

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe told to work on midrange jumper

    Detroit Free Press "Add Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks to the chorus. For power forward Greg Monroe to take the next step in his development, he must become proficient at knocking down midrange jumpers. That has been known for some time, but Cheeks said he mentioned it again to Monroe during Wednesday’s..." November 08

  • Greg Monroe doesn’t receive contract extension, will become free agent "Greg Monroe, as expected, did not receive a contract extension before last night’s deadline. He’ll become a restricted free agent this summer. Now, the Pistons have 111 days – until the trade deadline – to determine whether Monroe deserves a max contract. As I wrote a month ago: The Pistons..." November 01

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  • Detroit Pistons big man Greg Monroe's contract extension probably will wait until offseason

    Detroit Free Press "There’s a reason why you haven’t heard a lot about Greg Monroe’s contract situation — there’s nothing to report. It’s highly likely that the fourth-year power forward won’t receive a contract extension from the Pistons before the Halloween deadline meaning Monroe will be a restricted free agent..." October 17

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe says his focus is on court, not cash

    Detroit News "Pistons center-turned-forward Greg Monroe was knee-deep in preparation for his position transition this season well aware it’s crucial to whatever success the Pistons could have but still paid enough attention to league news that could affect his future. 2010 draftmates Paul George (Indiana)..." September 27

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe warns he will stiff-arm all questions about new deal

    Michigan Live "Greg Monroe's restricted free agency figures to dominate Detroit Pistons news in summer of 2014 which is precisely where the forward-center plans to keep it. Monroe made it clear today that he has no intention of fielding questions about his contractual future. When it was suggested that..." September 26

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe isn't worried about trade rumors

    Detroit News "Greg Monroe says rumors that the Pistons have moved him to the trading block are “foolish.” “I have a very close relationship as do most players who play for the Pistons with the front office” Monroe told Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated while participating in the USA Basketball camp in Las..." July 26

  • Pistons should consider drafting Cody Zeller, trading Greg Monroe

    Detroit Free Press "The Pistons got good news Tuesday night. They didn’t win the draft lottery. They didn’t even come close. This was a Powerball drawing in which those who didn’t get the exact six ping-pong balls were the happiest. This is a basketball draft in which the premium selections are deserving of a..." May 22

  • Greg Monroe has more trade value than Andre Drummond

    Detroit Free Press "One of the more interesting offerings at the sports website is when ESPN personality Bill Simmons ranks the top 50 players in the NBA, based on trade value. He has released the first two parts of a three-part series, and two Detroit Pistons — Andre Drummond (No. 46) and Greg..." April 24

  • Andre Drummond-Greg Monroe duo makes Pistons coaching job a good one

    Detroit Free Press "I can hear the skeptics out there now. The expected news that Lawrence Frank is the latest casualty in the Detroit Pistons' quest to find somebody who can last in the head coach's chair for three seasons drew intense Twitter criticism from those thinking the revolving door is evidence of a..." April 21

  • Greg Monroe showing progress in switch to power forward

    Detroit Free Press "As the Pistons try out their frontcourt of the future in the waning days of the regular season, most of the focus has been on rookie center Andre Drummond. The spotlight grew brighter when he had 29 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's 111-104 victory over the Cavaliers. But the biggest..." April 12

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe: Lawrence Frank has 'done a good job here'

    Detroit Free Press "With the media speculating on Pistons coach Lawrence Frank’s future with the organization, one player offered some support this morning. Greg Monroe, nearing the end of his third season, said after this morning’s shoot-around that Frank has “done a good job” and deserves to return. “Yeah, I..." April 10

  • Greg Monroe's defense will be fine

    Detroit Free Press "With the Pistons struggling with injuries to Andre Drummond and Brandon Knight, an unfortunate byproduct has been heightened scrutinizing of Greg Monroe, and in particular, of his porous defense. Criticism of Monroe should be expected -- he’s the best player on the team, he’ll likely command a..." March 15

  • Greg Monroe keeps optimism high for Pistons

    Detroit News "Losing is a learned behavior for most young NBA players. For the first time in most of their lives, they can have a good or even great game but the outcome would still mean an "L" on the ledger, something that never happened in high school and rarely happened in college. Pistons big man Greg..." March 15

  • Greg Monroe blasts Pistons' effort after blowout

    Detroit Free Press "It’s not a good sign for the Detroit Pistons when “RIP Brandon Knight” is trending on Twitter. The "killer," figuratively speaking, was Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. The crime took place at the 4:32 mark of the second quarter during the Clippers’ 129-97 assault of the Pistons..." March 11

  • Sitting out with injury a pain for Pistons' Greg Monroe

    Detroit News "Decked out in a blue suit and red tie, Greg Monroe had to endure, for the first time in his life, not being able to affect a basketball game as the Pistons lost by 10 to the Knicks. Aside from the first two games of his career — John Kuester-induced benchings — Monroe had played through aches..." March 08

  • Greg Monroe injury: Ankle injury not expected to keep big man out Friday

    Detroit Bad Boys "Greg Monroe tweaked his left ankle during Tuesday's practice. We learned this on Wednesday when it was announced that he would be a game-time decision for the loss against the Knicks. As you know, he was ultimately ruled out closer to game time, marking the first time in his young three-year..." March 07

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  • Pistons coach Lawrence Frank out tonight; Greg Monroe could be, too

    Detroit Free Press "Coach Lawrence Frank won’t be patrolling the sideline when the Detroit Pistons host the New York Knicks tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills. And big men Greg Monroe and Charlie Villanueva could be unavailable as well. The Pistons announced this morning that the personal matter that caused..." March 06

  • Agent says Pistons forward Greg Monroe will wait to do deal

    Detroit News "Of the nearly 15,000 observers who weren't sure if Wizards forward Trevor Ariza's 3-pointer went in or merely swished the net while coming up short, at least one courtside ticket-holder had no doubt of the outcome: agent David Falk. Falk, the agent for Pistons forward Greg Monroe, is a longtime..." March 01

  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe, on his usual uptick this time of year, leads win over Charlotte

    Michigan Live "Monroe scored eight of the Pistons' last 13 points, with Jose Calderon collecting the other five on free throws, as the lowly Bobcats, who lost for the 100th time since the beginning of last season -- they are 20-100 during that time -- pulled within one point twice late but never drew even in the..." February 21

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe not bitter over All-Star exclusion

    Detroit News "Pistons center Greg Monroe is a big fan of NBA All-Star weekend. Monroe watches every event, especially the Slam Dunk Contest, and said he isn't frustrated that he won't be representing the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game Sunday night. "To say that would mean I believe there are..." February 14

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe confident he'll adjust

    Detroit News "The future frontcourt of Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe is obvious to anyone watching the Pistons, but their on-court time together has been limited this season. An argument could be made they are the two best players on this roster, and their 189 minutes together after Wednesday's game isn't..." January 24

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe rolls with Eddie Lacy, Alabama in BCS title game

    Detroit Free Press "Pistons forward Greg Monroe let everyone know his plans Monday night when he tweeted: "bout to watch my dude @Lil_Eazy_Ana_42 do work! #rolltide tonite. who yall got?" Monroe, who goes by @M10OSE on Twitter, was referring to his childhood friend, Eddie Lacy. Lacy, a junior running back,..." January 09

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe, Kings' DeMarcus Cousins linked by draft history

    Detroit News "Being drafted 10 minutes apart has a way to make two ballplayers inextricably linked to one another, as is the case with 2010 draftees Greg Monroe and DeMarcus Cousins. Both express a respect for the other, as players and as people, despite their obvious difference in persona. "It's..." January 02

  • Pistons center Greg Monroe figures to keep shooting

    Detroit News "Pistons center Greg Monroe has long bristled at the notion that he's having a "down" year, but he's shown signs of advancing his game in recent outings. Seemingly, it's stemmed from what we all expected to be a staple in his offensive repertoire — his midrange jump shot that's suddenly begun to..." December 27

  • Pistons center Greg Monroe figures to keep shooting

    Detroit News "Pistons center Greg Monroe has long bristled at the notion that he's having a "down" year, but he's shown signs of advancing his game in recent outings. Seemingly, it's stemmed from what we all expected to be a staple in his offensive repertoire — his midrange jump shot that's suddenly begun to..." December 26

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe (Georgetown) expected 'ripple effect' that ended Big East

    Detroit Free Press "Georgetown product Greg Monroe was sad to hear the Big East is in turmoil. The Hoyas, along with Seton Hall, St. John's, Marquette, Providence, Villanova and DePaul, are leaving the conference by 2015 to seek another conference or to form one of their own. The seven Catholic schools made a..." December 17

  • Greg Monroe takes the blame for loss in Dallas

    Michigan Live "Just when it seemed like things were looking up for the Detroit Pistons, they went on the road and suffered a pair of disappointing losses. First, they made 22 turnovers Friday in a 90-78 loss to one the NBA's best teams, the Memphis Grizzlies Then, they followed it up by blowing another..." December 03

  • Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe shoulders responsibility in latest loss

    Detroit News "A games like Saturday's is one Greg Monroe will forget and will likely make Pistons fans overlook quite soon with a couple outstanding performances. But for the moment, his 4-of-17 shooting performance in the Pistons' 92-77 loss to the Dallas Mavericks stands out as quite possibly the worst of..." December 02

  • Andre Drummond-Greg Monroe pairing coming soon to Pistons' frontcourt

    Detroit Free Press "Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said the word "performance" nine times in the first 3 minutes of media availability at Friday's shoot-around at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The topic was Andre Drummond, and the persistent question was why the rookie from UConn had not been paired with Greg Monroe..." November 10

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe motivated to lift game to star status

    Detroit Free Press ""What did he say!" The exclamation from Greg Monroe in March wasn't really a question. He knew what was said. It was more like a declaration. Think Ali (then Cassius Clay) after he bested Sonny Liston in the classic bout that launched the career of the boxing legend. Monroe, standing..." October 31

  • Could tandem of Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond be looming for Pistons?

    Detroit Free Press "As Pistons coach Lawrence Frank experiments with lineups and chemistry during the exhibition season, one potentially dynamic combination would be Greg Monroe playing alongside athletic rookie center Andre Drummond, who made a solid impression in the 101-99 exhibition victory Wednesday against..." October 12

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe becoming more of a leader on, off court

    Detroit Free Press "Greg Monroe definitely looks the part of budding NBA big man. Poised to have a breakout season in his third year, Monroe spent countless hours this off-season working on his game. But there was more to it than the physical aspect. With his participation in the off-season program and doing..." September 27

  • Greg Monroe: 2012-13 Detroit Pistons Player Preview

    Detroit Bad Boys "Outside of Detroit, few would consider Greg Monroe to be a franchise-caliber talent. If you haven't followed his game or mined his stats, you might not see a lot to get excited about. To most, he's a dull player on a dull team in a dull part of the country. This might explain the string of snubs..." September 25

  • Ready and Willing "No one knows for sure when Andre Drummond and Slava Kravtsov will earn the trust of Lawrence Frank and push their way into the Pistons' rotation. But the Pistons are preparing for any contingency, which means Greg Monroe's summer – which he enthusiastically calls "a very productive summer for me"..." August 13

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe bothered by USA Basketball snub

    Detroit News "NBA players have a reputation of often taking the smallest slight and turning it into the biggest act of disrespect. For Pistons forward Greg Monroe, all he has to do is take one look at USA Basketball's selection process for its Select Team and the Olympic Team, and feel that his omission is a..." July 10

  • Greg Monroe calls Andre Drummond 'a Brahma bull' in post

    Detroit Free Press "At the conclusion of practice, Pistons assistant coach John Loyer gathered the young veterans, rookies and rookie free agents who compose the summer-league roster at midcourt of the Barnett Park Recreation Center. Loyer's first order of business was to thank Greg Monroe, Jason Maxiell and..." July 09

  • Greg Monroe's mother raised her son the right way -- and now she is reaping the rewards

    Detroit Free Press "Norma Monroe is driving home from her job as a teacher's aide at Boudreaux Elementary in Terrytown, La., a suburb of New Orleans, when she is asked: "Can you recall a favorite Mother's Day gift from your son?" Her son just happens to be Pistons center Greg Monroe. Today will mark the..." May 13

  • Pistons' forward Greg Monroe's mom has lofty goals for his foundation

    Detroit Free Press "Friday was the deadline for media members to vote for the annual J. Walter Kennedy Award, named for the NBA's second commissioner who served from 1963 to 1975. The nominees for the award -- which is given to a player, coach or trainer who shows outstanding service to the community -- are Pau..." May 07

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe bids for honor as NBA's most improved player

    Detroit Free Press "Greg Monroe is trying to make a last-minute push with voters as the season winds down. Monroe's 18-point, 12-rebound night in Monday's loss at Indiana gave him 30 double-doubles this season. He's the first Piston to accomplish that feat since Ben Wallace during the NBA championship season of..." April 25

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe starting to feel strain of extra minutes

    Detroit Free Press "Fans of Greg Monroe know the numbers. The Pistons' second-year center has increased his scoring average from 9.4 to 15.6 points per game. The rebound numbers have gone from 7.5 to 9.6. But the number that probably has affected Monroe's recent play is 3.7 -- the increase in his minutes per..." April 22