The Toronto Raptors announced the signing of Greg Monroe on Tuesday.
“Greg is a proven big man in this league,” Raptors general manager Bobby Webster said in a release. “We believe Greg’s experience will be a great addition to not only our frontcourt, but to our team culture as we continue to build towards our goal of an NBA championship.”
The signing was first reported on Aug. 6, and we’ve got your full breakdown here. Will also talked about the signing on the podcast, a guest post looked favorably on the move, and Joshua Howe had a great piece analyzing the move.
Monroe was in Toronto late last week for a physical, and with no salary cap reasons for holding off on making the signing official – and likely no need to hold an intro presser – the Raptors were free to roll this out and make Monroe their 16th official member of the roster. It stands as follows six weeks out from the start of training camp:
Guaranteed NBA contracts: 13 (Lowry, VanVleet, Wright, Green, Powell, Richardson, Leonard, Miles, Anunoby, Siakam, Valanciunas, Ibaka, Monroe)
Partially guaranteed NBA contracts: 1 (Brown)
Exhibit 10 contracts: 1 (Boucher; can have up to 6)
Two-way contracts: 1 (Loyd; can have up to 2)
Total roster spots: 16 (can have up to 20)