School’s Out for Summer: What We Learned from Pistons Summer League

August 5th, 2010 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »

The Detroit Pistons recently wrapped up their summer league schedule and while some questions were answered, plenty more were left up in the air.

Heading into the summer league, most fans were eager to get their first look at rookie Greg Monroe and see how he fit with the young nucleus of Austin Daye and Jonas Jerebko, as well as DaJuan Summers and fellow rookie Terrico White.

Obviously, summer league is not the best way to evaluate players, as the games tend to resemble a pickup game at the local recreation center, but there still was value in watching the young Pistons share the court together.

Some observations from Pistons camp.

Greg Monroe

Monroe showed some glimpses of brilliance this summer. His passing ability was as good as advertised despite the typically disorganized feel of summer league basketball. Monroe showed the ability to have the offense flow directly through him, which should make coach John Kuester very excited.

Monroe also showed a solid touch in the post, showcasing a nice, feathery touch with his left-handed hook at times, especially in the last two games. He appears t ...

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