Monroe signs with Raptors

Greg Monroe last played for the Boston Celtics. (Reuters pic)

TORONTO: Free-agent centre Greg Monroe, 28, has agreed to a one-year, US$2.2 million deal (RM9 million) with the Toronto Raptors, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.

The eight-year veteran provides frontcourt depth for Toronto. The Raptors acquired All-Star Kawhi Leonard in a blockbuster deal, and also have Jonas Valančiūnas, Pascal Siakam, and Serge Ibaka.

Monroe was well-travelled during the 2017-18 season, averaging 10.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 51 games split between the Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns, and Boston Celtics. He was acquired by Phoenix in a November deal that sent Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee, then signed with Boston after receiving a buyout.

Monroe averaged 4.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 9.5 minutes over 11 playoff games for the Celtics.

He has averaged 13.7 points and 8.6 rebounds in 589 career regular-season games.