This Detroit Pistons team is going to look a lot different this season than they did last season.
Greg Monroe who played 80 games at the Center position for the Pistons last season, will transition to power forward which would leave Andre Drummond and Josh Harrellson to hold down the paint.
Monroe will start over veteran Charlie Villanueva with Jonas Jerebko and Tony Mitchell coming off of the bench behind Villanueva. With new acquisitions Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings in the starting lineup, they should be attacking the basket a lot up front and leaving the shots from long range to Billups.
Monroe has had to change his body and skill in order to prepare for his new starting position. He recently spoke to reporters from NBA.com, saying:
“My game is going to have to change a little bit. I have to make sure I’m mobile as possible, make sure I can feel comfortable scoring in different ways from a little farther off the post.” Greg Monroe told NBA.com.
He should still see a bit of playing time at the Center position this season but not as much time as he did last season. He shot 79 percent from within eight feet of the rim, but will have to do better from mid range.