Monroe averaged 15.9 points, 10.2 rebounds and 0.5 blocks for the Pistons last season.
The Knicks need plenty of help after their worst season ever, but they know where it needs to start.
Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.
The Trail Blazers have alternated wins and losses for the past 10 games, which is not exactly getting them to the playoffs. Facing a Nets team without Deron Williams certainly helped on Wednesday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge made the go-ahead dunk with 1:56 left and finished with 27 points, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 96-89 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night.
The Portland Trail Blazers enter their next game at the Rose Garden looking to avoid extending a rare home losing streak. They hope a visit from the New Jersey Nets goes better than the last meeting between the two.
For one night, it was the New York Knicks’ defense that stood out. Amar’e Stoudemir’e had 23 points and eight rebounds, Raymond Felton added 17 points and 14 assists, and New York beat the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86 on Tuesday.
LaMarcus Aldridge looks to add to his impressive string of performances Tuesday night when the Trail Blazers host Amar’e Stoudemire’s New York Knicks.