Boston Celtics reportedly sign Greg Monroe
Greg Monroe #14 of the Phoenix Suns drives to the basket against the Denver Nuggets on January 3, 2018 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. |Jan. 2, 2018 - Source: Garrett Ellwood/NBAE|

The Boston Celtics added another piece to their front court with the signing of veteran center Greg Monroe.

Monroe and the Celtics agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract.

Monroe is expected to clear waivers on Saturday. Monroe agreed to a contract with the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 31. Monroe chose the Celtics over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Monroe gives the Celtics a scoring option in the paint. Monroe is a great scoring option inside, which gives Boston another element to their team that is expected to make a deep playoff run.

New Orleans also tried to make a run at Monroe, offering Monroe the starting center job. The thought if playing in his hometown intrigued Monroe, however, the Pelicans could offer Monroe just $2.2 million.

Monroe, 27, has averaged 11.3 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes a game with the Suns. Before being traded to the Suns, Monroe average 6.8 points and five rebounds in limited play for the Milwaukee Bucks this season.

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