Celtics May Not Sign Greg Monroe

Despite a report that surfaced last night, the Celtics may be having second thoughts about signing veteran center Greg Monroe to a 10-day contract, tweets Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports.

Aron Baynes‘ ankle injury may not be as serious as originally believed, which would reduce the need to add another center. Coach Brad Stevens said Baynes, who was diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain on Wednesday, may be available for tomorrow’s game with San Antonio (Twitter link from A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston).

Thomas Robinson, who joined the Celtics’ G League affiliate in Maine this week, is also being considered for the open roster spot, Smith adds (Twitter link). Robinson has averaged 14 PPG and 14 RPG in his first three games for the Red Claws, who will end their season tonight. Smith describes the competition to fill the 15th spot in Boston as “fluid” and says some believe Robinson has the inside track.

The fifth player selected in the 2012 draft, Robinson spent the season in China before coming to the G League. The 28-year-old joined the Hawks for training camp last fall, but hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2016/17 season.

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4 thoughts on “Celtics May Not Sign Greg Monroe

  1. Jeff Zanghi

    So which is it…? other than this one post – everything else online seems to be indicating that Monroe signed… but also haven’t heard anything official — and after just watching a pathetic loss to CHA where yet another big man (Williams) went down with an injury — they need someone whether it’s Monroe or Robinson, just be interesting to see which one they go with. You’d think if they have intentions of Robinson being on the playoff roster – they might as well go with him so he can play some with the team. Especially because, unless I’m misunderstanding how the contract situations work, Monroe can’t be eligible for post-season play with the Celtics at this point right?

    • I understand nba is very lax on playoff eligibility. Player can wait to the last day of the season, but needs to be on a regular contract, not 10-day. Bright side of this is the cap/tax implications of having player on full contract are reduced as it’s prorated to one day.

  2. Guest617

    time lord lob williams took a nasty spill – fully expect moose suited up monday morning

  3. To say this season has been a disappointing one for the Celtics is a major understatement but it doesn’t fall soles on the players.
    IMO Stevens gets a failing grade for not setting parameters and managing all the egos properly and Ainge does as well for thinking the chemistry will be fine and not making any changes to the roster at the deadline.

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