The one weakness everybody associates with Greg Monroe is his defense. Maybe it shouldn’t be. Monroe was tied with Giannis Antetokounmpo for second among all Bucks in defensive rating at 106.
He was fourth among Bucks in defensive box plus/minus, and second in defensive wins added. Greg Monroe is not a good defender, but he’s not awful. He holds up fine against whoever he’s defending, but he’s horrible at playing any sort of useful help defense and lacks the verticality to be a rim protector.
Monroe’s rebounding fell off a bit between his last Pistons season and his first Bucks season. He went from averaging just over 10 boards per game to managing just 8.8. Part of the drop could be attributed to Moose playing around two minutes less per game, but his rebounds per 36 minutes dropped as well.
There were also some attitude concerns about Monroe as the season went on. The disappointment of signing with the Bucks in hopes to be on a playoff team only to head to the lottery must’ve really hit Monroe in that game against the Pacers.
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