Entering his third season, Greg Monroe is a 33-percent shooter from three-point range. He may be only 1-for-3, the lone make coming in the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge, but he's a 33-percent three-point shooter nonetheless.
According to Keith Langlois, Monroe has been hard at work this offseason working on his long-range jumper, though, amongst other things, to the point where "he now looks very comfortable from long distance."
Of course, that doesn't mean he's going to be shooting from out there anymore than he did in his first two seasons:
Just asked Monroe if he plans to shoot 3s: He laughed. "We're working on it, but I'm not going to be shooting 3s."— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) September 4, 2012
Langlois says that Monroe's work has had an "intended impact" which could reasonably mean that working on his three-point shot has helped him feel more comfortable with his mid-range game, where he shot far worse than 40-percent last season. If he improves that aspect of his game, it goes without saying that his ability to put the ball on the floor becomes a more intimidating weapon.
Also, for what it's worth, Monroe supposedly had a great summer and was matching up with Rasheed Wallace in a recent scrimmage at the Pistons' practice facility. Camp is around the corner!