Per Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Boston Celtics will sign Greg Monroe to a 10-day contract.
After a short stint with the Toronto Raptors, the former Celtic, Greg Monroe is officially back in Boston (for the next 10 days at least). Greg Monroe’s Boston journey first started in February of 2018, when the Boston Celtics signed him to a contract for the rest of the 2017-18 season. During his 1st regular season stint with the Celtics, Monroe averaged a solid stat line of 10.2ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.3apg, and 1.1spg on 53% shooting from the field. The offensive production of Monroe helped the Celtics guide themselves in the playoffs, however, once the Playoffs hit Monroe was nearly unplayable. Although his passing and scoring from the post were elite, he lacked defensive ability and became a liability for the Celtics on the court once the game slowed down. He did have his moments here and there, it, unfortunately, wasn’t enough for the Celtics to resign him come free agency though. Toronto nabbed him off the market and got minimal production from the big man this season, before trading him to Brooklyn, where he was waived.
Now Greg Monroe finds himself back in Boston, where it looks like he’ll be a glue guy for the next week or so. It’s rumored that Boston has interest in G-Leaguer Thomas Robinson, who signed with the Maine Red Claws for an opportunity to make the Celtics roster, and that he will likely replace Monroe once the G-League season wraps up. The Celtics wanted a big man to provide depth right away and signing Greg Monroe to a 10-day contract seems logical, considering he was with the team in the locker room during last years unlikely playoff run.
Whether Greg Monroe will provide anything to the Celtics during his brief stay is still unknown. My guess is he plays a brief stint here and there, with Baynes being out of the lineup with an ankle sprain, but I’d expect no major minutes for Monroe during his 2nd stint in Boston.
By: Seamus Zarlingo