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Greg Monroe earns misdseason rookie Most Improved Player recognition

ESPN’s David Thorpe gave out his midseason rookie awards, and he named Greg Monroe Most Improved Player:

He looked lethargic playing 18 minutes a game for a bad team in November. Now he flirts with double-doubles most nights in 30-plus minutes a game for an improved team. His 1.9 steals per game in January tells us he’s fighting to make winning plays. He’s starting to look like a long-term starter as well — gold for the Pistons.

Monroe also moved up to No. 4 in Thorpe’s Rookie Rankings – behind Blake Griffin, John Wall and Landry Fields.


  • Jan 26, 20113:49 pm
    by Laser


    yeah he was also on NBA.com’s list at #5, behind cousins i think. i don’t think anyone’s disappointed with monroe so far. he seems to be steadily realizing his potential.

  • Jan 26, 20116:31 pm
    by gmehl1977


    Yeah i bet Golden State are kicking themselves right about now. I wonder who Joe would of picked between Ed Davis or Ekpe Udoh. Surely he wouldn’t of taken another SF in Al-Farouq Aminu…or would he :-)

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