Midweek Stock Report: Bucks’ Monroe doubling down
Every Wednesday, FOX Sports Wisconsin takes a look at which athletes’ stock is trending up and whose is trending down.
In other words, who is making a meteoric rise, and who is quickly plummeting.
With that in mind, let’s "take stock" of the current sports scene in Wisconsin, shall we?
Greg Monroe, Bucks center
Offseason trade rumors? Coming off the bench? Monroe hasn’t let these things effect his play. Last week he averaged a double-double (12.0 ppg, 10.3 rpg) in Milwaukee’s three games, and this despite playing just 13:52 against Sacramento. Monroe has three double-doubles on the season, two of which came last week when he had 16 points and 16 rebounds — as well as six assists — against Indiana and 14 points and 12 rebounds at Dallas.
Mirza Teletovic, Bucks forward
Many fans of the Bucks may not have known much about the 6-foot-9 forward when he signed with Milwaukee in the offseason. Saturday’s game against Sacramento showed why the Bucks went out and got him. Teletovic was on fire from downtown, hitting 7 of 9 3-point shots in scoring 22 points in the win over the Kings. On the season, Teletovic has made 15 of 34 (44.1 percent) of his 3s.
Jordy Nelson, Packers wide receiver
Hello, did you see how he took the ball away from Indianapolis’ Darius Butler to score a touchdown? That’s exactly what you want from your No. 1 receiver — toughness in going for the ball. Nelson also now has back-to-back games with 94 yards receiving after he somehow only had one catch for nine yards against Chicago.
Jazz Peavy, Badgers wide receiver
On a team desperate for playmakers on offense, Peavy might be the closest thing Wisconsin has to one. He continues to be the top option for whichever Wisconsin quarterback is in the game. Peavy has made a number of good catches this season and has a knack for getting open down the field. He’s also been quite successful on the jet sweep, and against Northwestern he took it to the house on a 46-yard run, weaving in and out of traffic along the way.
Julius Peppers, Packers linebacker
Will Peppers ever be an impact player again? Against Indianapolis, he had his most snaps of the season yet finished with just one assisted tackle. On the season, Peppers has only eight tackles, although he does have 3.5 sacks. In his first two seasons in Green Bay, Peppers had 81 tackles and 17.5 sacks.
Andrew Endicott, Badgers kicker
Since taking over for an injured Rafael Gaglianone, Endicott has had his struggles. He’s missed two extra-point attempts and is 8 of 13 on field-goal attempts, including missing two last week against Northwestern (one of those from just 35 yards out). Endicott did make two field goals against the Wildcats, but Badgers fans surely are biting their fingernails every time he lines up.
John Henson, Bucks center
With Miles Plumlee starting at center and Monroe coming off the bench for big minutes, it has meant Henson isn’t getting much playing time lately. He didn’t play at all against Indiana last week and just six minutes at Dallas.
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