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KEEP CALM AND LOVE MOOSE my new motto

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KEEP CALM AND LOVE MOOSE my new motto

SI's Zach Lowe on Greg Monroe's monster season

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Greg Monroe is having a monster season. The numbers are ridiculous: • Monroe is fifth in the league in Player Efficiency Rating, and one of the guys ahead of him (Manu Ginobili) will soon fall off the leader board due to a lack of minutes. • He is shooting 59.7 percent from the floor. Only Nene shot better last season. • He has rebounded 14.4 percent of Detroit’s misses, an offensive rebounding rate that would have led the entire league last season. • He has assisted on 19.4 percent of Detroit’s baskets while on the floor Among players 6-foot-9 or taller, only Hedo Turkoglu and Brad Miller posted higher assist rates last season. One of those guys isn’t a traditional big man, and the other barely eked out 1000 minutes. http://nba-point-forward.si.com/2012/01/13/big-man-greg-monroe-has-quietly-become-a-force-in-detroit/

Why won’t Pistons announcers use Monroe’s nickname, Moose?

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John (Westland, Mich.): Why won’t Pistons announcers use Monroe’s nickname, Moose? The fans are using it? Langlois: Pistons coaches and his teammates use it, John, but I haven’t sensed much enthusiasm for "Moose" among fans. The acquisition of a nickname is usually an organic process – it has to happen on its own. And sometimes, the nickname a player comes to be known by in public is different than what he’s known by in the smaller circles of his friends or teammates. Magic Johnson’s teammates didn’t call him Magic, for instance, at least not when they were in their world. To the Lakers of the ’80s, he was Buck. I’m not sure any nickname will ever catch on with Monroe. He just doesn’t seem like a nickname kind of guy. Pistons Mailbag - Thursday, February 10, 2011

Legion of the Moose!

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