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Greg Monroe Doesn’t Think Pistons Had Good Team Chemistry 0

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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:

David Mayo of MLive:

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.”

Monroe, via Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

“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


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