The good news for Greg Monroe is that he was third on the Bucks in per game scoring last year, averaging 15.3 points per game. The bad news is that after the All-Star break his production dropped off a cliff.
He fell from third to fourth in scoring, but the actual numbers make the drop-off look even worse. Monroe scored just 12.7 points per game in his last 27 contests, obviously tanking his per game scoring numbers for the season.
With Miles Plumlee and John Henson still around and both now making major money, it could be tough for Monroe to hit that 15 points per game. He might not be a full-time starter next season, which also hurts his chances at scoring a lot of buckets.
Finally, there’s a solid chance that Monroe gets dealt to greener pastures by the time the 2017 NBA trade deadline arrives. Moose has natural talent on his side, but a lot of external factors will work against him leading the Bucks in scoring for the 2016-17 NBA season.
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