Milwaukee Bucks Player of the Week (Nov. 29 – Dec. 5)

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Dec 2, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe (15) shoots the ball over San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Player of the Week Rankings
1. Greg Monroe
2. Khris Middleton
3. Jabari Parker

Greg Monroe once again turned to his alter ego Captain Consistent this week. He averaged a solid 16.2 points (shooting 53.7 percent from the field), 9.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 turnovers, 1.4 steals, and 1.2 blocks in 29.9 minutes per game. He led the Bucks in scoring, rebounding, and steals this week while being third on the team for blocks.

His passing numbers were definitely down but his defensive numbers definitely made up for it. His defensive rating was middle of the pack for the team this week at 96.1, but he had a impact nonetheless. When your starting center leads your team in steals, you know he is hustling and doing a good job clogging up the passing lanes.

Monroe has been better on defense this season than advertised in the offseason. He showed that again this week.

Offensively, he was as solid as he usually is. Monroe had 17 points against the Hornets, 18 against the Nuggets, 14 against the Spurs, 14 against the Pistons, and 18 against the Knicks. The range of his point totals for all five games this week was four. That is consistency.

Monroe also was back to his normal rebounding ways this week, essentially snagging 10 a game. He had three point-rebound double doubles this week with 10 boards against the Hornets, 13 against the Pistons, and 14 against the Knicks.

Moose didn’t stuff the stat sheet as much as we know he can but he did perform admirably. His game sometimes gets boring to watch because he just posts up and rebounds but his impact on the Bucks is monumental. The little success the Bucks are having right now can be easily traced back to Greg.

In another tough week for Milwaukee Greg Monroe was the player who looked the best on a regular basis. Sure he had some softer performances this week, but he had three really nice games and played solid defense throughout the week. He is without a doubt the Bucks player of the week!

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