After keeping their final roster spot open for several weeks after the trade deadline, the Celtics will be adding some frontcourt help this weekend in the form of a familiar face: Greg Monroe. Shams Charamia of The Athletic was first to report on Friday evening that the C's have come to terms with the veteran big man on a 10-day deal. Sources tell BostonSportsJournal.com Monroe could be in uniform as soon as Saturday for Boston's game with the Hornets in Charlotte.
Monroe played 38 games this season with the Raptors, averaging 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game before being dealt by Toronto to Brooklyn ahead of the trade deadline in what amounted to a salary dump/clearing of a roster spot for the Raptors. The Nets proceeded to waive the big man after acquiring him, which has left the 28-year-old on the open market until the Celtics came calling this week.
BSJ Analysis: The ankle injury to Aron Baynes forced the Celtics hand on this one.