Picture This: Greg Monroe’s offense

Apr 13, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe (10) dribbles around Toronto Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough (50) in the fourth quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Greg Monroe’s free agency appears to be clearing up, at least for one more year. Reports indicate that he will sign the qualifying offer to be back in a Pistons uniform next season before likely signing elsewhere in the 2015 offseason when more teams will have cap space to throw around after missing out on Marc Gasol and all his friends. Assuming Greg Monroe has a typically Greg Monroe season for Detroit next year, he should make quite a bit more money on the open market. But what exactly will the Pistons be getting out of Monroe next season? Will lineups featuring three bigs (Josh Smith, Andre Drummond and Monroe) continue to be a disaster? Will Monroe’s jumper develop into a more consistent threat? Can he help revive the back-to-the-basket big — a species that has been on the endangered list for quite some time? No one knows for sure, but we can take an educated guess by taking a look at some of Monroe’s tendencies and skills from last season. Below is an infographic. Scroll over the red triangles for stats, analysis and video documenting Monroe’s offensive strengths and weaknesses, culled from his 2013-14 performance.

Statistics courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com and MySynergySports.com.

Tom Westerholm