Pistons forward Greg Monroe, who is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer, took an opportunity to address questions about the Pistons team at the end of a disappointing season following a 112-111 loss to the OKC Thunder. Naturally, the subject of team chemistry came up, which would be expected for a team that has been a disappointment considering their talent. Monroe, though quite political, was a bit critical if you can read between the lines.
Here’s what Monroe had to say, courtesy of ProBasketballTalk:
Monroe was asked if the Pistons had good locker-room chemistry this season, which ended Wednesday with a 112-111 loss at Oklahoma City.
“Honestly, I would say no,” he answered.
Pressed for what the problem was, Monroe retreated.
“I will answer the question,” he said, “but I wouldn’t go further than that.”
“I don’t really like to say things that are controversial, even though sometimes it may be needed,” he said. “But I don’t think it’s beneficial. I believe, as a team, we should be able to talk. But in this platform, I don’t think some stuff should be said, even though some people always choose to do it.”
“I’ve censored myself, just because of the whole, so much speculation and so much stuff going on,” Monroe said. “I just tried to make sure I was as productive as possible. That I kept a straight head and kept it as positive as possible.”
I know, I know, this comes as a shock. The Pistons didn’t have good team chemistry?! It’s not like me-first guys like Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith would contribute to a problem like that! For Monroe’s sake, hopefully the Pistons are cheap and don’t match the monster offer he is destined to get. The Pistons are a sinking ship, and are going to be bad for the foreseeable future, there’s no reason Monroe should waste the next 4-5 years of his life in a terrible situation.
By: Frank Santos- Sports-Kings Co-Founder