Found February 25, 2012 on
One of the highlights from the NBA Rising Stars Challenge on Friday in Orlando came when Pistons center Greg Monroe prevented another highlight.
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When the Detroit Pistons were at their best in the Eastern Conference a few years, they brought something to the All-Star game that usually didn’t exist. Defense. It was the trademark of the Ben Wallace led teams. In fact, when the Eastern Conference was trailing by 21pts a few years ago, Rip Hamilton, Chauncey Billups, Big Ben and Rasheed went onto the court at the same...
Greg Monroe does not deserve to be on this year's version of the Detroit Pistons. Monroe is the type of guy that you would expect to be starring on the 2004 championship squad or during the Bad Boys era. He's a smart player with great offensive skills who plays solid defense as well. Most of all, as John Wall can attest to, he hustles all the time.
Normally, defense is not the strong suit of the NBA Rising Stars Game but Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe decided to instill some at the end of the game.As Wizards guard John Wall attempted an amazing dunk, Monroe decided to steal that dunk attempt away:
Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight did the Pistons blue proud in Orlando at the Rising Stars Challenge game Friday night in Orlando to kick off All-Star Weekend, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.
"Back on the scene, crispy and clean"
This was shaping up to be a brutal exercise on the morning of Feb. 3. The Pistons were 4-20, one of the worst records in the league, and talk was rampant that the team should wave the white flag on this season and try to get lots of ping-pong balls for the draft lottery in the hopes of landing Kentucky big man Anthony Davis.
A. Sherrod Blakely, who covered Wallace's tenure with the Detroit Pistons while working for Booth Newspapers, reports for csnne.com the pending deal.
No Pistons are in the big game, but Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight are playing in the Rising Star Challenge as NBA All-Star Weekend gets under way tonight. They're on Team Shaq with Blake Griffin, Ricky Rubio and Jeremy Lin (9 p.m., TNT). Then come back to TNT for Saturday's skills competitions (8:30) and Sunday's All-Star Game (7:30).
Joe Dumars paused for a moment before answering the question. Last week, he was sitting at his customary table where he watches Pistons coach Lawrence Frank run the team through its practices when he was asked: "Should Greg Monroe have been an All-Star this season?"