Timberwolves Sign Center Greg Monroe

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed center Greg Monroe for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.

Monroe, 31, has played in 12 games this season for the Milwaukee Bucks, Timberwolves, Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards, averaging 5.2 points on 57.1% shooting and 4.7 rebounds per game. His best game of the season came during Minnesota’s 108-103 victory over the Boston Celtics on Dec. 27 where he saw his first regular season NBA minutes since Apr. 10, 2019, registering a season-high 11 points, a season-best nine rebounds and a season-high six assists in 25:01 minutes of action off the bench. Monroe’s performance marked the 48th time in his career finishing with 10+ points/5+ rebounds/5+ assists in a game and the first time since Apr. 6, 2018 vs Chicago.

The 6-11 center from Georgetown has played in 644 career games (417 starts) with nine different franchises, averaging 13.0 points on 51.4% shooting and 8.2 rebounds. His best season in the NBA came during the 2012-13 season with the Detroit Pistons where he appeared in 81 games (all starts) and averaged career-highs in scoring (16.0 ppg), assists (3.5 apg), steals (1.3 spg) and minutes (33.2 mpg). In that same year, Monroe tallied his first of two career triple-doubles on Nov. 7, 2012 at Sacramento when he finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. He has appeared in 27 career playoff games (one start), posting averages of 6.4 points on 48.1% shooting and 4.1 rebounds per game.

Monroe will be available for tonight’s game against the San Antonio Spurs and will wear uniform #55.