Free agent Greg Monroe, formerly of the Boston Celtics, has signed a contract north of the border with the Toronto Raptors. The one-year deal worth $2.2 million is the veteran minimum.
The Toronto Raptors received waves of mixed emotions this summer in a blockbuster trade that sent franchise player DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs for disgruntled superstar Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green.
Poeltl the youngster from Austria was the 2016 #1 pick out of the University of Utah and played behind starting Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas. With the shipment of the young player, the re-tooling Raptors were looking to bolster its front court this off-season.