New this preseason: Greg Monroe leading the break

I’ve written a few times in recaps this preseason, and I’m sure many others who’ve been watching the Pistons, have noticed Greg Monroe‘s new aggressiveness leading the break. Beckley Mason of TrueHoop has a really cool roundup of the new skills many different players are displaying this preseason and he was kind enough to let me include Monroe:

Greg Monroe’s new handle

Greg Monroe has apparently worked on his ball-handling and frequently (and confidently) looks to lead the break on defensive rebounds or steals now, something he rarely did his previous two seasons. He’s been a bit out-of-control at times, but this new skill he’s displayed has been a big part in the Pistons looking to run more this preseason than they have in recent years. – Patrick Hayes, Piston Powered

Check out Beckley’s entire post though. It’s a nice mix of people getting their hopes up for perennial disappointments like Andray Blatche and Tyrus Thomas and some young guys who are actually improving, like Monroe, Ty Lawson, Enes Kanter and DeAndre Jordan.

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