The Celtics are turning to a familiar face to make up for the loss of Aron Baynes to a sprained ankle, as they have signed center Greg Monroe to a 10-day contract, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
A 6-foot-11 big, Monroe appeared in 38 games for the Raptors this season, where he averaged 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 11:07 a night, before a trade to the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets, of course, waived Monroe almost immediately.
The move back to the Celtics comes after a 2017-18 season that saw Monroe signed by the Celtics after a buyout from the Suns.
An off-the-bench veteran presence thrown into action for 26 games in Boston in all, Monroe rewarded the C’s trust in his skills with 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game as a Celtic.
The Celtics are in Charlotte for a head-to-head with the Hornets tonight.