BOSTON – True to his word, Danny Ainge will, in fact, use part of the team’s Disabled Player Exception to add a player to their roster.
A league source has confirmed to NBC Sports Boston that the Celtics will sign Greg Monroe who was recently bought out by Phoenix.
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Boston and Monroe, 27, have agreed to a one-year deal worth $5 million which was more than double what Boston’s stiffest competition for Monroe – the New Orleans Pelicans – could offer.
The earliest Monroe is expected to suit up for the Celtics is Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers, according to the source.
Monroe has to clear waivers before he signs with the Celtics, and that won’t happen until Saturday.
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The 6-foot-11, 265-pound Monroe averaged 10.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in 25 games for Phoenix. In eight seasons with the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Suns, he's averaged 13.9 points and 8.7 rebounds
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was first to report the Monroe signing.
Greg Monroe will sign with the Boston Celtics, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 2, 2018
Monroe will sign a one-year, $5M deal with Celtics, league sources tell ESPN. Pelicans could only offer $2.2M.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 2, 2018