After a postseason that saw him plummet down the depth chart, and with a 2018-19 Celtics roster that had room for him, former Celtics big man Greg Monroe has officially moved on to the Raptors by way of a one-year, $2.2 million contract.
The 6-foot-11’s decision to sign for the veteran’s minimum comes after what was a ridiculously up-and-down year for Monroe spent with Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns, and then the Celtics.
Traded to Phoenix for Eric Bledsoe and then bought out by the Suns to join the Celtics, Monroe was a worthwhile contributor during his brief time with the C’s, and averaged 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game during his 26-game ride with the Celtics.
Monroe also logged some significant minutes in Boston’s first-round series against the Bucks (he even recorded a double-double in Boston’s Game 3 loss), but he logged eight minutes or fewer in all but one of the eight games he appeared in after that, and was a scratch in eight of Boston’s 19 total playoff games.
With Monroe officially out of the picture, it’s clear that the Celtics will once again lean heavily on a frontcourt combo of Aron Baynes and Al Horford, while 2018 first-round pick Robert Williams figures to get in some action in a complementary role.