Celtics adding big man Monroe on 10-day deal

Well-traveled center Greg Monroe has signed a 10-day deal with the Celtics.

The Boston Celtics are bringing back former Celtics big man Greg Monroe on a 10-day contract, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.

Monroe was traded by the Toronto Raptors to the Brooklyn Nets at the trade deadline for a 2021 second-round draft choice and $110,000 in cash. He was immediately waived by Brooklyn.

Monroe, 28, appeared in 38 games (2 starts) for Toronto before being dealt Feb. 7, averaging 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 11.1 minutes, shooting 46.0 percent and 57.4 percent from the free-throw line.

The seventh overall pick in the 2010 draft by the Detroit Pistons out of Georgetown, the 6-foot-11, 245-pound Monroe carries career averages of 13.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 27.8 minutes in 627 games (417 starts), shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 70.3 percent from the charity stripe.

Monroe returns to Boston, where he played 26 games in the 2017-18 season. Along with the Piston, Celtics and Raptors, the 28-year-old has played for Bucks and at the Suns.