DETROIT PISTONS - SCOUTING REPORT
PG: Brandon Knight, Rodney Stuckey
SG: Landry Fields, Kim English
SF: Andre Iguodala, Otto Porter, Khris Middleton, Kurt Kirkland
PF: Charlie Villanueva, Jonas Jerebko
C: Greg Monroe, Andrea Bargnani, Vyacheslav Kravtsov, Andre Drummond
Pistons, the 4th strongest team in the league right now, after having played 8 games. Their record is currently at 6-2, putting them at #1 in their division and at #1 in their conference.
Although an average offensive team (they can't seem to remain consistent from both inside and outside the arc), they can get back at you with their efficiency from the line.
Scoring is not their virtue, but they're not that bad either. (#11 in FG%: 0.460 - #15 in FGeff: 16.09)
Not much to say about their 3pt shooting. Average, but it is there. (#16 in 3P%: 0.331 - #13 in 3Peff: 2.11)
They tend to attack the lanes hard, getting to the line and making the most of it. They're one of the best teams in the league at it. (#13 in FT%: 0.775 - #4 in FTeff: 18.70)
A team that seems to have some selfish players around, nobody really that efficient to carry the team into high percentages. (#16 in APG: 19.9)
Don't expect to get your score high against them. An elite defensive team, top 5 in points against them each night. (#5 in PAPG: 91.3)
They crash the boards as much as the next guy, but they won't give up any freebies. (#13 in RPG: 45.8, #21 in ORPG: 10.8, #10 in DRPG: 35.0)
Be careful dribbling and passing. They won't be much trouble once you shoot the ball, but the trouble is getting there. Great in steals. (#7 in SPG: 7.6, #26 in BPG: 3.3)
Not good ball handlers, and that's being polite. Bottom 10 in turnovers, they have work to do until they get their offense going. (#25 in TPG: 14.1, #19 in FPG: 17.9)
In summary, their best areas are free throws (#4, 24.1 per game on 0.775), points allowed per game (#5, 91.3), scoring (#7, 100.5), steals (#7, 7.6), defensive rebounds (#10, 35.0).
2nd in FTR: 0.3
4th in ORTG: 109.1
4th in FTeff: 18.70
4th in WP: 0.8
4th in EFFd: 10.0
4th in FTM: 193
4th in Weff: 4.50
4th in PythL: 13.9
4th in PythW: 68.1
4th in FTA: 249
5th in PW%: 0.805
5th in DREB%: 0.789
5th in TS%: 0.559
5th in 3PR: 0.3
5th in TOR: 0.1
5th in PD: 9.3
5th in 3PM: 51
5th in 3PA: 154
5th in GmSc: 79.0
6th in TPG: 14.1
7th in STL: 61
7th in PF: 804
7th in PPG: 100.5
7th in SPG: 7.6
9th in EFG%: 0.502
9th in DRTG: 99.1
10th in TO: 113
10th in DRPG: 35.0
10th in DREB: 280
GREG MONROE - SCOUTING REPORT
Greg Monroe, born in 1990 (23 years old today), is a 6'11" tall C (alternatively PF), who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons. He's been a pro for 4 years.
He averages 17.1 PPG on 31.9 MPG, making for 19.3 points per 36 minutes. One of the best scorers in the team, #2 among his teammates. His performance has got him to become one of the best at his position in scoring, #4 among C's.
Tries to keep his hands active; keep in mind his 1.1 SPG (1.3 per 36 minutes). His performance in taking the ball away has ranked him at #61 in the league. #2 in taking the ball away among his teammates. One of the league's best C's (#4) in this aspect.
He makes a point of crashing the boards. His RPG are at 10.8 (12.1 per 36 minutes), which ranks him at #10 overall. One of the top rebounders in his team, #1 actually. He's ranked at #7 among C's in crashing the boards.
Crashing the offensive glass, one of his main strengths. His average offensive boards per game are at 2.8, which ranks him at #16 overall. He grabs 3.1 offensive rebounds every 36 minutes. One of the main guys to worry about below your basket, #1 in his team.
Shooting, one of his main strengths. He's averaging 7.3-12.1 (0.598) as far as field goals go. Percentage-wise, his performance ranks him at #26 overall. Top from the floor in his team, ranks at #2 Definitely dominating among C's on scoring percentage, ranked at #10.
His foul rate is at 2.4 per 36 minutes, while his turnover rate is at 1.3 per the same duration.
His best game was at 11/7/2013 against the Nets, with a Game Score of 24.40 (25 PTS, 2 STL, 12 REB, 12-15 FG (0.800), 3 OREB). He's been averaging a Game Score of 17.08 in his last 5 games, which can be considered an improvement compared to his season average of 15.30.
According to his rankings in the league, his best areas are field goals (#6, 7.3 per game on 0.598), defensive rebounds (#9, 8.0), offensive rebounds (#16, 2.8).
Significant Season Facts (against league leaders)
3rd in FG%: 0.598
10th in RPG: 10.8
15th in REB%: 0.188
20th in DREB%: 0.271
Significant Season Facts (against all players)
6th in FGeff: 4.34 (7.3 FGM/G on 0.598)
8th in DREB: 64
9th in DRPG: 8.0
10th in FGM: 58
10th in RPG: 10.8
12th in PER: 30.1
13th in OREB: 22
13th in EFF: 50.0
15th in GmSc: 15.3
16th in ORPG: 2.8
19th in REB%: 0.188