The Toronto Raptors made the second-biggest splash of the offseason when they acquired San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard. Only LeBron James to the Lakers was a bigger move.
Today's acquisition won't incite quite the same amount of buzz as trading for Leonard. However, they are adding a former lottery pick with some playoff experience.
Free agent big man Greg Monroe is signing with Toronto. Shams Charania broke the news.
Monroe spent last season with three different teams: the Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics.
Monroe's lack of defensive prowess and "old-school" big man playing style limits the type of role he could have with any team. However, he could be useful off the bench as a scorer.
For his career, Monroe has averaged 13.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. He was the No. 7 overall pick of the Detroit Pistons in 2010.
Monroe has appeared in the last two postseasons, with Milwaukee in 2017 and Boston this year.
He has averaged 7.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 17 playoff contests.