WDFN interview with Greg Monroe

Every day Sports Radio Interviews collects all the best sports related radio interviews, transcribes them, posts them and then sends a link out to SB Nation. Today I was delighted to see they transcribed an interview of Greg Moose Monroe (and they linked us within it). The transcription is after the jump. Listen to Greg Monroe on WDFN here.

Let's talk about what's been happening on the court. The Pistons have been playing better basketball and that coincides with your ascension as a player in the NBA as well. What's been the difference?

"I mean I wouldn't necessarily say that, but as a team we have been getting better a lot this month. Everybody is paying a lot more attention to detail. I think everybody has finally gotten on the same page understanding what the coach wants. I think that's benefited for everybody."

You seem to be a "throw back" kind of player. You don't care about the personal stuff. Is that fair to say?

"Yes definitely. I mean ever since I began playing any sport it's always been about winning. I've never been caught up in any personal achievements. It's always been about winning with me."

Did it take you awhile to get acclimated to the NBA game? What has been the difference in the improvements in your game in the last month? What do you attribute to that?

"I definitely did have a learning curve. I definitely had to get acclimated to the game. You know the players are a lot better. The game is a lot faster, so I think you know the first couple of months I was trying to learn and get caught up with the speed of the game. Things like that.

Talk about your relationship with coach John Kuester here in the early going? Do you feel that when you make a mistake you should come out and talk about it or should you try to play through it and learn as you go? Do you need to find a balance?

"I think he [John Kuester] has been great with me from the start. You know coming in, he has made me earn every minute that I have played. I've been learning a lot under him in games and in practice. You know I've made a lot of mistakes and he's definitely kept me in sometimes. He's pulled me out to go over some things with me, so I would say he's been doing the same thing with me. He's been patient with me. He's also given me a lot of confidence with him having confidence in me, so I mean he's been very good with me."

What does it mean to be named to play on the Rookie-Sophomore game at NBA All-Star Weekend at the Staples Center?

"Definitely, definitely. I think it's a big honor. I'm very happy to be a part of that. You know just being a part of that whole weekend. All-Star weekend is a great weekend. It's a showcase of this great league and just being able to a part of it my first year and to go in and represent the rookies...I'm looking forward to it."

Listen to Greg Monroe on WDFN here

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