Raptors Interested In Greg Monroe

Free agent center Greg Monroe could be a candidate to fill a roster opening in Toronto, according to Josh Lewenberg of TSN.

Monroe, who spent time with the Bucks, Suns and Celtics last season, would give the Raptors an experienced low-post scorer and add to their frontcourt depth. Although his playing time was inconsistent last year, Monroe still averaged 10.3 points and 6.9 rebounds in 51 games.

Toronto has a $5.3MM mid-level exception available, but Lewenberg notes that the franchise is already well into luxury tax territory and may prefer to fill out its roster with a veteran’s minimum contract. The team has 13 players with fully or partially guaranteed deals, and NBA rules require teams to carry at least 14 on their rosters.

Another possibility is re-signing free agent center Lucas Nogueira, although Lewenberg sees that as unlikely. Nogueira, who has spent his entire four-year career in Toronto, appeared in 49 games last season, averaging 2.5 points per night.

The team may also consider Chris Boucher, who held a two-way contract with the Warriors last season and appeared in one NBA game. Boucher will be in training camp on an Exhibit 10 deal and impressed new coach Nick Nurse during summer league, especially when he was used at center. Lewenberg states that the Raptors won’t rush to fill their roster opening, so Boucher may get a chance to audition for the spot in camp.

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5 thoughts on “Raptors Interested In Greg Monroe

  1. oriolesravenstimberwolves04

    No Question the raptors should sign him.
    DeRozan and Poetl for Kawhi,Green, and Monroe would be quite an upgrade.

  2. all in ad

    Boucher can play. On par with Poertl back in pac-12 days. Monroe is good role player too. Toronto buying lots of scaffolds for the rebuild.

  3. cesc

    Monroe is way better than Poeltl, surely a big upgrade if they sign him.

    • Luckylefty2

      Monroe isnt way better than poeltl. Poeltl is more athletic, taller & fits the new NBA.

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