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Greg Monroe doesn’t make All-Star team, shoe-in for All-Star snub lists

The NBA released the All-Star reserves, and unsurprisingly, Greg Monroe didn’t make the cut. Get ready to see Monroe’s name on a lot of snub lists, like this ESPN 5-on-5:

Graydon Gordian, 48 Minutes of Hell: Greg Monroe. Given the fact that he underachieved slightly in college and plays for a struggling Pistons franchise, Monroe has spent his young career toiling in anonymity. But make no mistake: He’s currently playing better than a couple of the more famous guys on the East’s roster.

Ian Levy, The Two-Man Game: Greg Monroe. Team success is and has always been part of the All-Star equation, but you can’t ignore the pillar of strength Monroe has been in Detroit’s maelstrom of ineptitude. His terrific production isn’t pushing the Pistons into the postseason, but could anyone besides LeBron, Howard or Rose make this a playoff team?

3 Comments

  • Feb 10, 201212:46 am
    by wilson shaner

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    Greg Monroe is one of the best big men in the NBA. In just his second season as a pro, Monroe has posted great numbers, which has given the Pistons’ franchise a glimmer of hope for the future. Monroe will see his share of All Star games. He has his whole career ahead of him.

  • Feb 10, 20121:38 am
    by tarsier

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    And you missed:

    3. Which East All-Star selection is the biggest surprise?
    Graydon Gordian, 48 Minutes of Hell: Roy Hibbert. Hibbert is a better NBA player than I thought he would be. But he’s still not a better player than Monroe. Hibbert’s selection strikes me as an attempt to recognize Indiana’s achievements this season, not choose the best player at his position in the East.

  • Feb 10, 20128:31 am
    by apa8ren9

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    Monroe had his way with Hibbert.  Hibbert couldnt do anything with Monroe.  I’m okay with this snub.  Monroe seems to always use this as part of his motivation to improve.  Ive soured on the whole all-star thing.  Its nice, but Im selfish.  I love the NBA but I’m a Pistons fan first. I want Monroe to develop into a legit franchise player and take up that slot on the All-NBA third team.  The All-star bids will then fall in line no problem.  I know its a tall order but his improvement seems to have no bounds. (More Monroe Kool-Aid please)

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