So… Natalie and I have taken quite a bit of time off from posting. I don’t know why I’ve slowed down posting, but I know Natalie has been crazy busy with stuff so… you can always reach out to her on twitter if you miss her at Need4Sheed_com and I am back on twitter after a short hiatus at Bohnlein.
So I mean.. even when they’re not playing the Pistons get disrespected right? Pistons super rookie, Greg Monroe, was not only snubbed in the 2011 Rookie of the Year voting (6th, really?), but he was also snubbed today in the voting for the 2011 All Rookie Teams. He was voted, by the coaches, to be on the All Rookie 2nd team.
Not bad, for a guy an MLive “writer” compared to Rodney White on draft night last year when Cole Aldrich was passed over with the Pistons pick., right? Wrong.
Greg Monroe was by far one of the most consistent 2010 draft class rookies in the league this past season. As I previously said in one of our podcasts, at one point in the season Monroe’s key statistics improved each and every month of the season. He finished the season averaging 9.4 points and 7.5 rebounds a night. What endeared him most to Pistons fans had to be his hustle on the offensive glass, as almost half of his rebounds came from the offensive end.
In a season of extremely low expectations, aside from my playoff shtick in the podcasts, Monroe’s snub for the All Rookie Team and the outright disrespect in the Rookie of the Year voting is unacceptable. What hurts the most is, it seems like for the rookies, people voted more for rookies on winning teams. Spurs G/F Gary Neal and Knicks G/F Landry Fields both were ahead of Monroe in the ROY balloting and for the All Rookie Teams.
So what has everyone been up to? Are you enjoying the playoffs? If you’re wondering, I’m pulling for the Bulls this postseason because I’ve always been a fan of Tom Thibodeau. I wanted Thibs to become the Pistons coach over Kuester but, sometimes you don’t get what you want. It’s also funny to read all the negative blog posts about Derrick Rose and how he won the MVP award. As you can see, Natalie and I tend to not be too overly negative about things like most other blogs you see out there. The outright hate coming from the majority of the NBA blogs out there for Rose’s MVP award is disgusting. Spout statistics all you want but at the end of the day, he was clearly the best player on the best team in the league and he was deserving of the votes he received. Is he better than Chris Paul or Deron Williams? Probably not but, he’s improving. So.. off my soapbox…
Who are you pulling for in the playoffs? After tonight, the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat have reached the Conference Finals… Memphis is looking pretty strong against Oklahoma City too. The next big thing to come up for the Pistons is going to be the draft lottery which Greg Monroe will be the Pistons representative. Aside from the obvious Derrick Williams or Kyrie Irving, what rookie do you think would look good in a Pistons uni next year?