Monroe Helping to Mentor Drummond
Though observers would prefer longtime NBA veteran Ben Wallace to mentor first-round pick Andre Drummond, there’s one guy on the team who has already volunteered for the job.
Third-year big man Greg Monroe, who practiced with the Pistons’ summer-league team recently, said he was more than willing to show Drummond the ropes of NBA life.
“He’s going to need help from us, from the coaching staff, from the front office,” Monroe said. “So I think, personally, obviously, I was in a similar position, and he’s going to need my help a whole lot. So I have to take the responsibility and just try to mentor him and help him any way I can.”
Some might scoff at the idea of a guy who just turned 22 last month being a mentor to Drummond, who is still only 18.