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Suns buy out Greg Monroe

The former Detroit and Milwaukee center got more run in Phoenix, averaging 11.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in 20 appearances.


Kahron Spearman


ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that center Greg Monroe has agreed to a contract buyout with the Phoenix Suns, and will become an unrestricted free agent.

Per the report and Woj's sourcing, the Boston Celtics and the New Orleans Pelicans have a keen interest in Monroe and are expected to be at or near the top of his list.

The 6'11" center has been a quality interior scorer and rebounder throughout his career, averaging 13.9 points and 8.7 rebounds in eight NBA seasons. While he doesn't have much shooting range and struggles at times defensively, he still could be a useful reserve for a contender.

Boston likely has the lead because of their $8.4 million disabled player exception they gained after Gordon Hayward injury.

Monroe struggled to get game time in Milwaukee, playing just 15.8 minutes per game in five contests. The former Georgetown big got more run in Phoenix, averaging 11.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in 20 appearances.

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