Piston of the Week: Greg Monroe

Piston of the Week (2/3/2013 – 2/9/2013): Greg Monroe

19.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.4 steals per game while shooting 56 percent overall

Considering the amount of change the Pistons have had to adjust to in recent weeks, the play of Greg Monroe has been a welcomed constant. He’s not always going to put up the fantastic numbers like he did against San Antonio — 26 points, 16 rebounds and five assists — but he’s going to be solid more times than not.

The Pistons’ 2-3 record this week may not illustrate it, but Monroe and the team are improving. Not having Andre Drummond, who will miss the next month with a back injury, is obviously a huge deterrent to this team’s true improvement, but for what it’s worth, these guys have found something this week.

Whether it’s the fact that Jose Calderon has really started to find a groove with his teammates or that shockingly Charlie Villanueva has turned into Bob MacAdoo-lite the last two nights  — they’ve found something.

Sure, guys like Brandon Knight and Jason Maxiell are the definition of streaky right now, but they’ve had moments in this stretch, too.

Monroe, though, has been the constant. Even Monroe’s bad games are still alright, especially when this team really has one of those flameout games (see: every game versus the Knicks).

Love him or hate him, he and Calderon are going to be what keeps them competitive on the offensive end — and with very distant playoff hopes, that’s all you can ask for.

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