Moose On the Loose (Power Forward D - post two)
HOWEVER, these mitigating factors cannot explain the degree to which the Pistons are better defensively with him off the court (by around 4 pts/100 possessions). While they make up for this on offense, Monroe's defensive deficiencies are a glaring weakness in his game. On the ball, he's actually a very stout post defender, holding opponents to only .55 PPP on post attempts, forcing a low FG% while rarely fouling. At every other spot on the floor, his lack of athleticism makes him below average at best in terms of defending isolations, spot ups, screens and especially (as I'll go into great detail about below) the pick-and-roll game.
How to Make It Work
Caveat: NBA defense is hard. Statement: Jennings remains awful at it. Smart team will involve Jennings/Mornoe in endless PNRs in playoffs