Veteran center Greg Monroe looking to make NBA return

Former Raptors center Greg Monroe drives to the basket vs. the Suns. - Getty

Following a run overseas, free agent center Greg Monroe is back on the market, looking for another gig in the NBA.

“I’m ready to come in and whatever role is there for me, I’m ready to accept it,” Monroe told The Ringer. “I know what I bring to a team. I know the skills, the versatility that I bring. It’s just about getting an opportunity to showcase that, to show that my game has evolved and I’ve been working on my game to change it to fit more of the style now.”

Monroe, 30, last played in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics in 2018-19. He agreed to a contract buyout with Russian club Khimki in January of this year.

“Obviously the last couple years I’ve been playing overseas. I’ve been watching the playoffs and not being a part of it, but right now I definitely am focused on trying to get on a team and make a run” Monroe said. “I’ve been focusing on the work. That’s what I can control.”

Monore averaged 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 38 games with the Raptors during his previous NBA stint. He is more of a throwback, glued-to-the-post center. So it’s hard to know if he’ll generate much interest in today’s perimeter-happy NBA.

But he certainly is making it known he hopes someone takes a shot.

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Sam Amico
Sam Amico is the founder and senior writer of FortyEight Minutes. He has covered the NBA on a full-time basis for OutKick, Sports Illustrated and FOX Sports, and has been a regular contributor to CBS Sports, the Boston Herald and NBA.com.

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