Timberwolves Big Man Has Triumphant Return to The League

When he checked in to the game against the Boston Celtics on Monday night, newly-signed Minnesota Timberwolves Forward Greg Monroe became the 541st player to suit up for an NBA roster this season, a record only halfway through a covid ravaged campaign for the NBA, and in 25 minutes of action, against a depleted Celtics squad missing leader Jayson Tatum in addition to other starters, he managed to pile up 11 points, 9 rebounds and, an eye-popping, 6 assists while shooting an efficient 5-for-9 from the field showing that he may still have gas left in the tank.

The Timberwolves currently sit in the eighth spot in the Western Conference, at 16-17, following their 108-103 win over the Celtics with all of their starters in covid protocols. The Wolves were buoyed by the efforts of third-year player Jaylen Nowell and rookie Nathan Knight who scored 29 and 20 respectively to pair with 17 from Malik Beasley and 11 from Monroe.

Knight also managed to add 11 rebounds on the night for an unlikely double-double from a guy that has averaged 2.2 rebounds per game so far through his young career.

With the rash of signings brought on due to covid protocols and the NBA’s unwillingness to shut down, it is safe to assume Greg Monroe will not be the last name from days past we will see grace the court this season.

Minnesota is back in action tonight when they take on the New York Knicks at the Target Center and all eyes will likely be on Monroe to see if he can have a repeat performance. Check out below for highlights from last night’s big win.

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