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You Didn’t Know About Greg Monroe?

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That third sentient sponge you have given up on in the back of the soap dish, that is all too ready to disintegrate when called upon, that is Greg Monroe. A crumbly, albeit tall, instrument you use to clean up your franchise’s mess.

Rumor has it that he is headed to Beantown.  Not much to clean-up there but Monroe would swiftly wipe those boards at the Fleet Center.

Monroe, the Big East (remember when that existed?)  Rookie of the Year (7th overall in the 2010 Draft), was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge and showed his promise.

During the 2013–14 season, Monroe recorded his third consecutive season with 1,000-plus points and 600-plus rebounds, joining Grant Hill as the only Piston to do so since 1994–95. In the parlance of classic car enthusiasts, Monroe kept the team VROOOMMINNGG.

Monroe was a DNP at Dallas on 1/31 but in the previous game he managed 14 points on 6-8 shooting during 23 minutes. Outside of the obvious contenders, who would pass on Greg Monroe?

At 6’11”. Monroe is a rim protector and the bassist of his band. He constructs the rhythm that this Knicks offense plays, he  tunes in on the tenor sax of Porzingas by also offering the 11 points and 8 rebounds he gathered against the Knicks and Pacers respectively.

In the midst of the torrent of the Russell Westbrook’s, LeBron James’, and Lonzo Ball’s (Yes, I said it), Greg Monroe has continually racked rebounds, plus/ minuses, and DEED-UP lesser-thans.

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Suns’ GM Ryan McDonough Explains Decision to Trade Marquese Chriss, Brandon Knight

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Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough has an interesting situation on his hands as the Suns have no established starting point guards on their roster, and after trading away forward Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight to the Houston Rockets a few weeks ago, McDonough is still shaping the team.

“A big part of it, not only with Marquese but with Brandon as well” McDobough said of the decision to execute the trade, during an appearance on Bickley and Marotta on 98.7 FM.

“With Igor Kokoskov and his staff coming in, they have new philosophies. They have a very high-level offensive system that I think our fans will really enjoy watching because it’s pretty impressive and has proven to be effective over time.

That being said, the pieces have to fit the system and there has to be a role in the system for certain players, and if there’s not a role, we look externally to see if there are players we can bring in to fit the system and play a role better.”

McDonough now has rookies Elie Okobo and De’Anthony Melton, along with veterans Shaquille Harris and Isaiah Canaan on the roster, but explained that the team is still exploring their options.

“We’re very high on Elie Okobo, he’s looked terrific in the pickup games we’ve had so far. [Melton] we thought was one of the better rookies in summer league, and guys like Shaquille Harrison and Isaiah Canaan played very well for us a year ago. We have depth there, I realize we don’t have a lot of experience there. We’re evaluating options. We’re trying to be deliberate and strategic, and just make sure it makes sense — if we are to do a deal — in the short- and long-term.”

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Suns’ Devin Booker Out Six Weeks Following Surgery

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Phoenix Suns superstar Devin Booker will miss approximately six weeks as he recovers from surgery to repair his broken right hand, according to an official team announcement.

Booker had fifth metacarpophalangeal joint in his right hand fixed by Dr. Steven Shin in Los Angeles, and he initially injured the hand in March, which put him on the sidelines for the final 12 games of the 2017-2018 season.

Booker’s recovery timeline will likely keep him out of the Suns’ season opener on October 17th.

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Suns’ Devin Booker to Miss at Least 4 Weeks with Hand Injury

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Phoenix Suns superstar Devin Booker, who recently inked a massive contract extension with the team, will be out for at least four weeks after he undergoes surgery in his shooting hand on Monday, according to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.

Booker could potentially miss all of training camp and the majority of the preseason as he recovers.

It’s unclear how Booker suffered the injury, but his Instagram post from his page showed him riding his bike, so many are concluding that he injured himself while riding.

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