Greg Monroe Will Help Detroit Pistons’ Team Chemistry Right Away

June 30th, 2010 by Ray Stone Leave a reply »
I really thought that even though it would not have been a sexy pick, Kansas’ big fella Cole Aldrich might have been the best choice for the Detroit Pistons this year. The team is desperately in need of a post presence. Aldrich does have a lower ceiling, but he is a physical defender who willingly bangs in the paint for a living.

Laimbeer-ish if you will.

That is something we could really use in Piston blue—a strong player not named Ben Wallace.

When the Pistons instead chose 6’11", 247-pound Greg Monroe from Georgetown, my initial thought was that he was a little soft for Motown.

I know he can play with his back to the basket, but he seems to be more of a face-up player.

Joe Dumars said he wanted to restore the toughness that has been the staple of this franchise since the 80’s. Monroe looks more like a John Salley than a Rick Mahorn for sure.

When you have a guy like Charlie Villanueva on your team, it seems that the last thing you need is another finesse power forward.

Although you have to love players from the GU, who are cut from tough Piston cloth, I wasn’t necess ...

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