bobby webster: why toronto raptors signed greg monroe

15:00    21 Aug 2018

Greg Monroe
Toronto Raptors explained why they signed experienced centre Greg Monroe.

The 28-year-old joined the Raptors from fellow National Basketball Association (NBA) side Boston Celtics.

Raptors' General Manager Bobby Webster is happy with the signing of the former Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks centre.

Webster believes that Greg’s experience will be a great addition to the squad as they look to challenge for the 2018/19 NBA championship.

“Greg is a proven big man in this league,” Webster said on the team's official website.

“We believe Greg’s experience will be a great addition to not only our frontcourt, but to our team culture as we continue to build towards our goal of an NBA championship.”

A team statement read: "Monroe, 6-foot-11, 265 pounds, averaged 10.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 20.4 minutes in 51 games (14 starts) with Milwaukee, Phoenix and Boston last season. He shot .565 (218-386) from the field and recorded nine double-doubles. Monroe appeared in 11 postseason games with the Celtics, averaging 4.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 9.5 minutes.'

"A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Monroe owns career averages of 13.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 28.9 minutes in 589 NBA games (415 starts) with Detroit, Milwaukee, Phoenix and Boston. He has averaged at least 10.0 points in each of the last seven seasons.'

"Monroe was originally selected by the Pistons with the seventh overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. He played collegiately at Georgetown, posting averages of 14.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 32.6 minutes in 65 career games (2008-10). Monroe was named First Team All-Big East as a sophomore and selected Big East Rookie of the Year his freshman season."

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