Boston Celtics Sign Greg Monroe: Report
Monroe chooses Boston over New Orleans.
The New Orleans Pelicans were among those teams looking to add Monroe to their roster, and offered him the chance to be their starting center, but were only able to offer $2.2 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN story on center Greg Monroe committing to a one-year, $5M deal with the Boston Celtics. https://t.co/Oa2G6pgCE1
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 2, 2018
Woj notes that the Celtics were ultimately able to offer him more money “based upon carving up $5M out of its $8.4 million Disabled Player Exception awarded with the season-ending injury to Gordon Hayward.”
The Celtics, 37-15, are currently sitting in first place in the Eastern Conference, two games better than the second place Toronto Raptors. Boston will host the Atlanta Hawks tonight, followed by a 12pm game against the Blazers on Super Bowl Sunday, giving New Englanders the chance to watch the C’s before Tom Brady and the Pats take the field in Super Bowl LII.
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