As Pistons coach Lawrence Frank experiments with lineups and chemistry during the exhibition season, one potentially dynamic combination would be Greg Monroe playing alongside athletic rookie center Andre Drummond, who made a solid impression in the 101-99 exhibition victory Wednesday against Toronto. Monroe had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Drummond had 12 points, seven rebounds and two highlight-reel blocked shots while also throwing down a couple of dunks in 22 minutes. "It'll be fluid," Frank said of giving players opportunities to show their wares. "We'll mix and match, and (we) want ... these first three games to give guys different solid looks. It won't be equal minutes, can't do that, but it'll be enough sizable chunks to form a continuing evaluation on each player." Practice and different combinations will dominate the first five exhibition games. More rookies and free agents are expected to see time tonight in Toronto and Saturday when the Pistons travel to Milwaukee. Of the Monroe-Drummond combination, Frank said: "At some point you definitely may see it. The problem we're in now is we have four power forwards and we have to give each of those guys a chance. Based on what we see in practice, we have a pretty good feel of where each guy is at. At some point that combination could definitely come about, but we still have to evaluate our other fours and compare."
Could tandem of Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond be looming for Pistons?
Detroit Free Press | Oct 12