Celtics reportedly near 10-day contract with big man Greg Monroe
When Aron Baynes went out with a twisted ankle against Philadelphia, it was quickly clear how much they missed the big man in certain matchups — they need his size against the Joel Embiid’s of the world. The MRI came back clean and while Baynes is out Saturday against the Hornets but could return Sunday for the Celtics.
Boston is still thinking about adding some big man insurance, some experience, and some depth for the stretch run in the form of Greg Monroe, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. The deal is not yet inked, however.
Per league source, Celtics don't have anything finalized or completely decided yet on 10-day deal with Greg Monroe. Being told the sides will talk Saturday, and he will get a physical.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) March 23, 2019
He certainly makes sense, with Baynes' injury issues this season leaving Celts short on bulk.
This likely gets done.
There is some familiarity here, Monroe played an efficient 26 games with Boston last season. He averaged 10.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists a game, with a PER of 23, going about 19 minutes a night. This season he signed with Toronto, where he played 38 games off the bench but was traded to the Brooklyn Nets who waived him.