Wizards sign Greg Monroe to 10-day contract


With a host of players still working their way through health and safety protocols, the Wizards are signing 10-year NBA veteran Greg Monroe to a 10-day contract, the team announced Thursday.

The news, which was first reported by KSTP in Minneapolis, brings Monroe back to Washington where he starred for Georgetown University. He had recently come back to play for the Capital City Go-Go, the Wizards' G-League affiliate, before playing on a 10-day deal with the Timberwolves.

Monroe, 31, will join his eighth NBA team. The former seventh overall pick has averaged 13.1 points and 8.3 rebounds throughout his career.

The Wizards could use another center with Montrezl Harrell in health and safety protocols. He was one of just two centers on the roster, leaving Daniel Gafford as the only one remaining after he went out. The Wizards also recently signed center Jaime Echenique from the Go-Go to help that cause.

Monroe joining the Wizards reunites him with his college coach, John Thompson III, who works with the team as an executive for Monumental Basketball.