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Greg Monroe | Center | #55

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: Georgetown
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (7) / DET
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Greg Monroe scored eight points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 19 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.
There are just too many options for Brad Stevens, so Monroe won't be able to overcome how he'll be used situationally. He should've been dropped when he agreed to sign with the Celtics. Feb 23 - 9:38 PM

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Greg Monroe scored two points with five rebounds, one assist and one block in 10 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

Coach Brad Stevens is the king of the situational use of bigs, so that's what is going to happen with Monroe. Most fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere.
Feb 14 - 11:30 PM

Greg Monroe played just 11 minutes off the bench in his home debut for the Celtics on Friday, scoring two points with four rebounds and one assist.

Monroe had five points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes in his first game, but Aron Baynes (21 minutes) and Daniel Theis (18 minutes) both played more minutes tonight. Monroe turned down the chance to start in New Orleans for a chance at a title in Boston, but it looks like that move will cost him dearly in terms of fantasy value. He might have a nice game here and there because coach Brad Stevens plays the matchups, but standard-league owners can probably do better.
Feb 9 - 11:35 PM

Greg Monroe made his Celtics debut on Thursday with five points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes off the bench.

Monroe was a nice addition for Boston, providing scoring punch and size in the frontcourt, and this was a solid debut in all respects. It's not an ideal situation for fantasy purposes, but he's capable of posting standard-league value in just 24-26 minutes per game. Anyone who picked up Monroe should hold on and see how he fares over the next week.
Feb 8 - 11:32 PM

Greg Monroe is officially signed and he will be available against the Wizards.

Coach Brad Stevens has a lot of weapons in his arsenal, and he's known for using his secondary bigs situationally -- Al Horford is not a secondary big. Monroe is going to have to battle Daniel Theis, Aron Baynes and even Marcus Morris, so Monroe may only be playing minutes in the upper teens.
Feb 8 - 3:49 PM

Greg Monroe is expected to make his Celtics' debut on Thursday in Washington.

Monroe is currently on his way to meet up with the Celtics in D.C., where he'll officially sign his contract with Boston, and he's expected to do so ahead of Thursday's tip. He's probably not going to be earning minutes in the 30s in Boston, but he's capable of providing some low-end value if he can consistently get into the 25-minute range. His arrival in Boston isn't great news for Aron Baynes and Marcus Morris' rest-of-season outlook.
Feb 7 - 10:50 AM

Greg Monroe has still not officially signed with the Celtics, so he will not play Tuesday vs. Toronto.

Monroe isn't expected to officially put pen to paper until after Thursday's trade deadline, so he might not be making his Celtics' debut until Saturday against the Nuggets. If you were stashing him, you might as well hold on to see what his role looks like in Boston.
Feb 6 - 6:54 PM

The Celtics haven't officially signed Greg Monroe yet, meaning he likely won't play on Sunday vs. Portland.

Unless he puts pen to paper in the next hour, Monroe will sit this one out. The Celtics do have a four-game week on deck, but it's anybody's guess as to what his role will be in Boston.
Feb 4 - 10:23 AM

Greg Monroe will sign with the Boston Celtics, according to Adrian Wojnarowski‏ of ESPN.

This is bad news for those that had stashed Monroe in the hopes that he'd sign with a team that had limited depth at center and plenty of minutes available. For instance, Woj is reporting that the New Orleans Pelicans were offering Monroe the starting center spot, but could only pay him $2.2 million. The Celtics are going to pay him $5.0 million but "Monroe will join the Celtics with fewer assurances on playing time." In Boston, Monroe will compete for minutes with Aron Baynes and Daniel Theis behind Al Horford.
Feb 2 - 12:50 PM

The Suns officially waived Greg Monroe.

That means he'll be clearing waivers on Saturday. For now, the Pelicans look to be the heavy favorites to land Monroe, which would be a terrific landing spot for him. Anthony Davis said he's "OK" playing center, but maybe he doesn't want to play exclusively at that spot. Monroe is probably going to come off the bench and he could be looking at minutes in the low 20s. He's worth an add in most formats, but he doesn't offer the upside like some of the other red-hot pickups like Jarrett Allen or even Wayne Selden. Plus, the Celtics could swoop in and land him, which would destroy his fantasy value.
Feb 1 - 5:15 PM

The Pelicans have gathered "significant momentum in pursuit" of Greg Monroe according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has already been in touch with Monroe and they will continue to make "an aggressive push to sign" him. The Pelicans can offer him the chance to start at center with DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) out for the season, something the Celtics, Spurs or maybe even the Wizards can't do. Monroe is expected to make a decision as soon as Friday or Saturday and his fantasy owners should be rooting for a move to New Orleans.
Source: ESPN
Feb 1 - 12:48 PM

The Wizards and Spurs have also shown interest in Greg Monroe.

It sounds like the Pelicans and Celtics are the current favorites, but there should be at least a few more playoff-bound teams that will throw their names in the hat. Monroe will clear waivers on Friday evening, so we'll likely hear several more rumors before then.
Feb 1 - 10:29 AM

There is "strong, early mutual interest" between the Pelicans and Greg Monroe according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports.

This makes a lot of sense for both sides. Monroe is a New Orleans native and could see significant minutes as a DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) replacement. Assuming he clears waivers, the Pelicans will be one of many teams knocking on his door. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said the Celtics are also a potential destination and can use part of their $8.4 million disabled player exception from the Gordon Hayward (leg) injury. In terms of fantasy, a move to New Orleans would be better for his fantasy value.
Feb 1 - 9:19 AM

The Suns have bought out Greg Monroe.

The Suns couldn't get anything in a trade on Monroe, so he'll hit the free agent market. Several teams will be after him and he should clear waivers. Chances are this will hurt his fantasy value unless a team like New Orleans adds him - the Pelicans are hard capped, so it won't be easy. This also confirms that Alex Len is not healthy for the Suns to hold him out. Maybe we see Alan Williams in the next couple weeks. Monroe's owners can probably drop him.
Jan 31 - 9:57 PM

Greg Monroe is not in the arena for Wednesday and a buyout could be coming, according to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7.

It's trade deadline season. Alex Len is not going to play tonight, so we may have some Alec Peters on our hands tonight -- that's if Marquese Chriss can't go. As for Monroe, it was just a matter of time before he was off this roster and chances are his value will be taking a hit.
Jan 31 - 9:27 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Marcus Smart
3Abdel Nader
4Jabari Bird
SF1Jayson Tatum
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Marcus Morris
2Daniel Theis
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes
3Greg Monroe