Graydon Gordian, 48 Minutes of Hell: Greg Monroe. Given the fact that he underachieved slightly in college and plays for a struggling Pistons franchise, Monroe has spent his young career toiling in anonymity. But make no mistake: He’s currently playing better than a couple of the more famous guys on the East’s roster.
Ian Levy, The Two-Man Game: Greg Monroe. Team success is and has always been part of the All-Star equation, but you can’t ignore the pillar of strength Monroe has been in Detroit’s maelstrom of ineptitude. His terrific production isn’t pushing the Pistons into the postseason, but could anyone besides LeBron, Howard or Rose make this a playoff team?
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