Greg Monroe Ready After Olympic Training
Having worked out with U.S. Olympic basketball hopefuls during the summer, Monroe should be ready for a big season at both power forward and center under first-year coach Maurice Cheeks.
“We’ve had discussions about me playing both positions,’’ Monroe said.
As far as his stint at the Olympic camp, Monroe said: “I felt great at the trials. It allowed me to gain some confidence and get some good run. I don’t even want to say quality — it exceeds quality playing against the guys of that caliber. I got insight from NBA coaches, college coaches, (Mike Krzyzewski), one of the greatest coaches ever. I got a lot of midsummer insight that you wouldn’t get over a normal summer.’’
“It’s easy to pick up things being around players of different talents like that,’’ Monroe said. “Seeing someone with similar size and skill set that is doing something that could help your game was a plus.’’