As the Pistons try out their frontcourt of the future in the waning days of the regular season, most of the focus has been on rookie center Andre Drummond.

The spotlight grew brighter when he had 29 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's 111-104 victory over the Cavaliers.

But the biggest adjustment comes from Drummond's frontcourt partner, Greg Monroe.

Nearing the end of his third season and still only 22, Monroe is adjusting to power forward after spending his entire career at center.

After Wednesday's 23-point, eight-rebound, four-assist night, he is averaging 19.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists over the past five games.

It makes Monroe eager for the summer (after a few weeks of rest), where he can really learn power forward in earnest.

"Going into this summer, I have to work on a few different things," Monroe said before the game. "I've obviously got to work on my shooting a little bit more as far as midrange, stuff like that. I just know that I have to work on different things."

Monroe understands that with Drummond on the floor, driving lanes aren't going to be there, so he knows he has to become a better midrange shooter.

Offensively, there are many similarities between center and power forward. The real challenge for Monroe will come on defense, where he will have to learn to read when to protect the basket vs. challenging the perimeter.

Coach Lawrence Frank is confident he will get there.

"He's had a very strong finish as we're getting to the end of the season," Frank said. "We're asking a lot of Greg, and a lot of times we forget he's only 22.