The Boston Celtics are pivoting toward playoff mode, and to help round out the ranks at the end of their bench, they're reportedly bringing back a relatively familiar face.
Per Shams Charania, big man Greg Monroe is returning to TD Garden on a 10-day deal.
In February of 2018, Monroe was waived by the Phoenix Suns and ended up agreeing to terms with Boston. The two parties didn't arrange a reunion heading into the current season, and the player opted to sign with the Raptors. He was eventually traded to the Nets, who waived him almost immediately.
Now, he's got a fresh start with a team looking to make noise down the stretch in the East.
A lottery pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Pistons, Monroe is playing his ninth season as a pro. It's not clear if the Celtics have plans to keep him around beyond the 10-day term, but an insurance move like this one stands little chance of blowing up in their faces.
Monroe has played in 38 games for Toronto this season. He's posted averages of 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds across 11.1 minutes per game. Throughout his nine seasons in the league, Monroe has made the playoffs twice, in 2016 and 2017, making 17 total appearances.