Another Long-Lost Veteran Makes His Way Back To NBA

The league-wide Covid outbreak has made for some interesting names getting another chance in the NBA. Today, another player that hasn't been seen on an NBA court in nearly 3 years has signed on to join the festivities. The Minnesota Timberwolves have brought back center Greg Monroe. 

Monroe last played in the NBA for three different teams in the 2018-19 season, in large part for the Toronto Raptors, as well as a handful of games with the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. 

And although it only seems like he's been around forever, Monroe is actually just 31 years old, and a 9-year vet in the league. His career averages of 13.2 points and 8.3 rebounds would come in handy for the Timberwolves, who have eight players, including all five starters on the health and safety protocols list, including center Karl-Anthony Towns. 

Monroe has been playing in the G League this season, putting up fairly standard Greg Monroe numbers, a near double-double at 10.4 points and 9 rebounds. 

He joins the Timberwolves on a 10-day hardship contract. 

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