Sooooo, a year later, where are you guys with the Monroe/Cousins controversy. For all of you young pups who were not members of this forum for the last year, here's the skinny: 1) Before the 2010 NBA draft, most members of the forum wanted Pistons to draft Demarcus Cousins, (I know who you are if you want to vacillate a bit, lol) whereas, there was a chosen few of us who wanted Monroe. 2) Before the beginning of the 2010 season before Monroe even had a chance to touch the ball, you could hear in the distance the far cry of Cousins, Cousins, Cousins (sung in the same tune of Rocky, Rocky) 3) The few of us Pro-Monroe fans, tried to convince that he was indeed the real deal and he would be the Franchise player who the Pistons would build around for the remainder of his Pistons career. 4) I really tried to tell you guys that Cousins was a talented guy but simply had too many issues to overcome at this level and it would show on and possibly off the court. 5) By the end of the 2010 season, some folks came from the dark side to join the MONROVIANS, even though many still maintained their COUSINITES stand. 6) Here we go to the beginning of the shortened lock out 2011 season, some still wanted to pick up Cousins via trade i.e., some however no longer wanted to do this if it was at the expese of trading Monroe. 7) So here we go midway through the 2011 season, Monroe has turned into an absolute beast, how many doudble-double does the man have? The scary thing is he is exceeding my expectations that I had when he left Georgetown. Monroe will only get better and better and better. 8) I never doubted for a minute that Monroe would be a future all-star, hell Roscoe handed out discipline to me when I got into a forum war with the pro-Cousin folks, even though Roscoe was all in for the Pistons selecting Monroe, so was Cloud and others. 9) My question is: Do you now believe that MONROE is the REAL DEAL?