By Brendan Savage | firstname.lastname@example.org
on January 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM
It appears as if many Detroit Pistons fans are going to see their No. 1 wish granted.
Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe might start playing together more often.
Drummond and Monroe played together for than 11 minutes in Friday's loss at Miami and from the sounds of it, that's going to become the norm rather than the exception.
Coach Lawrence Frank is ready to pay less attention to matchups and focus more on putting his two big men on the floor at the same time, writes Keith Langlois.
"Lawrence Frank is aware that, ready or not, he's going to have to take the plunge and increasingly engage in a "game of chicken" – forcing the matchups with other teams by going big while they go small – required to pair Greg Monroe with Andre Drummond," Langlois wrote on Pistons.com.
" 'It will be repetition and time,' he said. 'Then you figure out the effectiveness of how it works.' It worked with mixed results in Miami, but Frank seemed to indicate that it would be given more chances against various combinations to give him and his staff something to base decisions on for the future.
" 'We will see all these things before the year is over because we need to make educated decisions based on what we've seen, not on speculation.' "