Washington Wizards To Sign NBA Veteran Big Man

It'll be a homecoming of sorts, as the Washington Wizards are using their latest "hardship exception" contract to sign former Georgetown center Greg Monroe.

It's been a whirlwind past month for Monroe, who signed in November for the G League's Capital City Go-Go, played 12 games there, before being signed to his first hardship exception 10-day with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Dec. 27th. 

He performed reasonably well for the T-Wolves, posting 11 points and 9 rebounds in his first game back in the NBA since 2019, and finishing his 3-game stint there today as Minnesota is getting some relief with returning players from health and safety protocols.

Now, Monroe joins his 8th NBA team, as the Wizards are in need of another center after Montrezl Harrell joined the Covid list. 

Monroe will be reunited with his Georgetown college basketball coach, as John Thompson III is an executive with Washington's Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Wizards. 

Monroe spent time playing in Germany and Russia after his previous NBA stint ended in 2019. Over the course of his 10-year NBA career, he's averaged 13.1 points and 8.3 rebounds. 

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