The Celtics might have discovered a short lived resolution to certainly one of their largest issues this season within the type of a participant to assist alleviate a number of the stress of dropping Gordon Hayward.
Based on ESPN, the Suns have purchased out Greg Monroe’s contract and the Celtics are one of many groups eyeing the now free-agent middle.
Monroe was due $17.9 million within the closing 12 months of his contract which ends this offseason. He can now signal anyplace he needs, and with Boston dropping Hayward within the first sport of the season, Monroe may very well be on his solution to becoming a member of the Celtics.
Boston can use their $eight.four million disabled participant exception they obtained with Hayward’s damage to signal Monroe.
The 27-year-old middle was traded at first of the 12 months to the Suns after he struggled to seek out enjoying time with the Bucks. He averaged 11.2 factors and eight rebounds in his time in Phoenix.
Monroe may very well be an excellent choice for the Celtics within the paint as he may begin alongside Al Horford and push Aaron Baynes to the bench. Or he may very well be a reserve as properly, both method would work. With Monroe inside Boston may have a treatment to certainly one of their largest issues this season which is their capturing proportion.
Whereas Boston is tied for ninth within the league with a 36.eight p.c capturing proportion from Three-point vary, they’re useless final in total capturing proportion at 43.Three p.c.
Monroe is the kind of participant who has to take pictures near the basket and excels when he will get his alternatives. He’s a profession 51.5 p.c shooter from the sphere, and with how Brad Stevens finds methods to get gamers pictures near the basket, Monroe simply could be an ideal match for the Celtics.
If Monroe would not go to Boston nonetheless, there’s one different group who seems like an excellent suitor. Based on Yahoo Sports activities, the Thunder are in on buying Monroe as properly.