Monroe produced 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block across 26 minutes in Tuesday's 118-101 win over the Cavaliers.

Monroe's playing time seems to be on the upward trend after it seemed just a week earlier that he would be phased out of coach Jason Kidd's rotation, as he's seen at least 17 minutes in each of the last three games. He actually outpaced starter John Henson (21 minutes) in playing time Tuesday, but that's a hardly a guarantee that he'll stick at level in the future. Monroe still remains holding in mid-sized or deeper leagues thanks to the upside he carries as a scorer and rebounder, though owners shouldn't expect him to consistently challenge for double-doubles like he has in the past while he remains locked in a bench role.

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