That’s because the T-Wolves are signing the NBA vet right before their play-in tournament begins.
The Timberwolves signed Greg Monroe today. His season:
-signed w/Capital City Go-Go (G League) in Nov
-signed 10-day w/MN in Dec
-signed 10-day w/Wiz in Jan
-signed 10-day w/Bucks in Feb
-returned to CCG
-signed 10-day w/Jazz in March
-signed deal w/MN in April
Crazy 5 months!
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 7, 2022
Monroe’s signing to the Wolves comes after a lengthy, wild, roller-coaster of a season.
Back in November, he signed with G League team Capital City Go-Go.
After that, he signed a 10-day contract with the Timberwolves in December, followed by a 10-day with the Washington Wizards at the start of 2022.
He then made his way to the Milwaukee Bucks with a 10-day contract in February before returning to the Capital City Go-Go.
Then it was another 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz before finally being signed with the Timberwolves again.
Phew, what a ride!
What Monroe Brings
Monroe is best known for his days with the Detroit Pistons, where he became a strong power forward and center.
The T-Wolves are hoping that Monroe will be able to strengthen their frontline, which is relatively thin.
With Monroe, the team gets some experience and some power where they most need it.
When he played in Minnesota back in December, he was putting up 6.7 points, 7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.3 blocks.
The plan is to allow Monroe to alleviate some of the pressure on Towns.
If the Timberwolves are going to make it through the play-in and into the postseason, they will need to beef up their defense and frontcourt and Monroe will literally be a big part of that.