Detroit Pistons frontcourt analysis
Andre Drummond, C
The centerpiece of this team moving forward, Drummond is expected to make a dramatic jump from his rookie year to next season. Controlling the defensive glass and blocking shots come naturally, and he could have a post move or two. Double-doubles should be the norm — and it’ll be expected.
Greg Monroe, PF
Monroe is sliding from the pivot to the big forward spot and it’ll be an adjustment playing next to Drummond. The team’s most consistent player and best post player now has the advantage of playing alongside the two best defenders in Drummond and Smith, minimizing his deficiencies on defense.
Josh Smith, SF
The shiny new addition to the puzzle, is he a small forward or power forward? He’s played more power forward but in this setup, he’ll be the small forward, expected to provide virtually everything —scoring, rebounding, defending — provided he stays away from that tempting 3-point line.
-- Detroit News