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Monroe Confident He'll Adjust To Playing Alongside Drummond

Greg Monroe will have to adapt to playing power forward, a transition necessitated by the emergence of Detroit Pistons rookie center Andre Drummond.

"It's definitely a difference on defense, especially for teams who might play small with a stretch-four," Monroe said. "On offense in our system, it isn't that big a difference, just subtle things. I have to space out more with Andre down there."

Monroe started preparing for the move to power forward last summer.

"I'll have to pop a couple more times but it's not something I'm struggling with," Monroe said. "It's something more of an adjustment on defense. For two years, I'm playing the five and I'm used to rotations coming toward the basket. It's habits that were good (playing center) that can give other guys a couple (open) shots."

Via Vincent Goodwill/Detroit News
 

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