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Greg Monroe - C, 6'11, 265
Milwaukee Bucks - Signed as a free agent in July 2015
       Date of birth: 06/04/1990
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 7th pick, 2010
     Out of: Georgetown
  NBA Experience: 7 years
  Hand: Left

Date
League
Transaction
2010 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 7th overall by Detroit.
2nd July, 2010 NBA Signed four year, $13,110,094 rookie scale contract with Detroit. Included team options for 2012/13 and 2013/14.
30th June, 2011 NBA Detroit exercised 2011/12 team option.
22nd October, 2012 NBA Detroit exercised 2012/13 team option.
3rd September, 2014 NBA Re-signed by Detroit to a one year, $5,479,935 contract.
9th July, 2015 NBA Signed a three year, $51,437,514 contract with Milwaukee. Included player option for 2017/18.
21st June, 2017 NBA Exercised 2017/18 player option.
When: Where:
2008 - 2010 Georgetown (NCAA)
June 2010 - June 2015 Detroit Pistons (NBA)
July 2015 - present Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
From blog:


   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010
2010-08-12

Of the aforementioned 29 players signed so far, all but Wesley Johnson, DeMarcus Cousins, Greg Monroe, Gordon Hayward, Avery Bradley, Craig Brackins, Quincy Pondexter and Lazar Hayward have performance incentives in their contracts. This means that the top three picks all have them, as do most of the ones below them. So when I say it is standard practice to have performance incentives in rookie scale contracts, I am not just yanking your crank. It really is.

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   2010 Summer League Rosters: Detroit Pistons
2010-07-18

Greg Monroe

Monroe doesn't exactly add the rugged physical play that a frontcourt featuring Chuck Newhouse and Chris Wilcox could use. But he's good, which was always more important. I have no problem with the unconventional way that he plays, but for it to really work, he'll have to add a jumpshot. And I have much more confidence in his ability to do this than I do in his ability to start playing primarily on the interior on offense.

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   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 1
2010-06-27

Pick 7: Needing front court help, and thankfully knowing it, the Pistons draft Greg Monroe out of Georgetown. Which might mean that Bumpy Jonas isn't starting at power forward next year.

Monroe isn't a freshman like Sexual Favors or Sexual Cousins; he's a junior who almost went back for more. He doesn't have their production either; Monroe is an average rebounder for someone of his physical tools, does not like to post up, can't do it particularly well when he does (unwilling and unable to use his right hand), doesn't take it strong to the rim, and is without much of a jumpshot. And while his assist numbers are extremely high, so are the turnover numbers. He's good, though.

Monroe's face-up athletic driving and passing game in a 6'11 frame offends purists, but it's fine in the modern NBA. To succeed, though, he'll have to develop the complimentary jumpshot. And if he does this, he'd best not fall in love with it. Monroe's career arc could go one of two ways; he could be the next Lamar Odom, or the next Troy Murphy. The Odom route is likely, and the Murphy route is unwise. He also has to develop a right hand, which the other two did not do. As of right now, Monroe does not have one either. At all.

(Don't pick me up on the dodgy wording in the phrasing there. You get the idea. Monroe can't make shots with his right, and he avoids trying to do so accordingly. It won't help.)

In his interview with Mark Jones, Greg Monroe has no eyes.



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   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Greg Monroe
C, 6’11, 265lbs, 27 years old, 7 years of experience

Transformed his career this year by becoming a star sixth man, whereas he was once considered pretty surplus. The numbers were much the same, save for a spike in turnovers and assists, but the role was more concerted, and his success within it evident. Posts and dives, scores and boards, and defended better. Still not a rim protector and struggling against true speed, he at least tried and rotated better, and generally engaged with his new role. He’s therefore gone from an awkward fit with limited trade value to one of the two pieces of a potentially amazing two-headed centre combo. And fair play to him for ostensibly accepting that.

Player Plan: Has a $17,884,176 contract for 2016/17, final season. As valuable as he has become as a sixth man, he can also have that value elsewhere; with Maker growing into the starting role and salary pinches elsewhere, Monroe should be a candidate for trade.

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