After completing a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies that brought Marc Gasol to Toronto, the Raptors have reportedly shipped veteran centre Greg Monroe and a second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets.
At this time there’s no word on what the Raptors will receive in return.
Sources: Toronto is trading Greg Monroe and a second-round pick to Brooklyn.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2019
Monroe was brought to Toronto last summer and settled into a third-string role at centre behind Jonas Valanciunas and Serge Ibaka. He is averaging a career-low 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
The Raptors had to sweeten the deal with a second-round draft pick in order to trade Monroe to Brooklyn.
In return they receive cash considerations, and the trade frees up yet another roster spot for the Raptors, who now have as many as four spots to fill in their active lineup. The Gasol trade freed up two roster spots as Toronto sent Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, C.J. Miles and a 2024 second-round pick to Memphis.
The Raptors also traded Malachi Richardson on Wednesday to the 76ers for cash considerations.
With the NBA trade deadline having come and gone, the Raptors will likely look to the buyout market in order to help fill out their now depleted roster. Toronto could also lean on the Raptors 905, the team’s G League affiliate, as the team regroups following an eventful trade deadline day.
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