Originally posted on Pistons Locker  |  Last updated 12/2/11
21-year old Greg Monroe got into the starting lineup in the second half of the 2010-11 season as a rookie and he played very well for the Pistons. They are hoping for big things out of Monroe starting this year. He played in 80 games (48 starts) for the Pistons as a rookie last year and he averaged 27.8 minutes, 9.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game. 37-year old Ben Wallace will backup Monroe this year. Wallace played in 54 games (49 starts) for the Pistons last year and he averaged 22.9 minutes, 2.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 blocked shot per game. He has now played in 1,026 games (901 starts) in his NBA career and he is averaging 30.3 minutes, 6.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.0 blocked shots per game. This is likely the year that the Pistons start cutting Wallace’s minutes to start to phase him out.
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