In our NBA season preview post, published, uh, a couple hours after the NBA season began back in October, I wrote the following about the Milwaukee Bucks:
For days, we’ve been hearing about how the New York Knicks were targeting free-agent power forward Greg Monroe, so this morning’s report that Monroe has chosen to sign a max contract with the Milwaukee Bucks comes as a bit of a surprise.
The Pistons have gone 10-2 since cutting Josh Smith, including last night's win over the Indiana Pacers that featured a last second tip-in by Andre Drummond. One of the players to benefit most from Smith's absence is Greg Monroe, who has more time to work in the post now that defenses can't double him and dare Smith…
"I'm just trying not to be in the newspaper," said the professional basketball player who, according to police, urinated on himself while being booked for impaired driving. It almost worked.
Two days ago, J.R. Smith untied Shawn Marion's shoe during a free throw. J.R.! Tonight, against the Pistons, he tried to do it to Greg Monroe, but wasn't successful. Hopefully, this happens at least once every game for the rest of the Knicks' season to keep things mildly interesting.
Shame is not the reason Monroe won't seek out this dunk again. It's because he's dead. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist killed him. He exploded Monroe into a million pieces. There are bits of sinew and gristle dotting the upper reaches of the Time Warner Cable Arena. Monroe's parents and sister were notified, and flown by the…
In the second quarter of the Pistons' 94-76 win in Philadelphia, their first of the season, Greg Monroe was poked in the eye by Spencer Hawes. With his contact lens out of place, Monroe swished a free throw. After adjusting it—and regaining binocular vision—Monroe missed the second.
The video above is what it looks like when the 0-5 Detroit Pistons attempt to play defense. Yep, that's JaVale McGee taking the ball from the three-point line to the rim for an uncontested dunk. The Pistons somehow managed to out-JaVale JaVale.