Sixers sign C Greg Monroe

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 4: Greg Monroe #55 of the Philadelphia 76ers warms up prior to a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 4, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA– The Sixers have brought in a veteran big man as reinforcement for the playoffs.

The team has agreed to a deal with C Greg Monroe on a deal that will cover the rest of the season.

Monroe, 28, will join his third team this year after playing in 38 games with the Toronto Raptors and 2 contests with the Boston Celtics.

In his limited action, Monroe is averaging 4.7 points per game and 4 rebounds per game.

Monroe is expected to serve as the backup to Cs Joel Embiid and Boban Marjanovic.

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