Raptors trade Greg Monroe, second-round pick to Brooklyn

The Toronto Raptors on Thursday traded center Greg Monroe and a second-round pick in 2021 to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for cash considerations. The Nets have requested waivers on the ninth-year veteran.

Monroe, 28, averaged just 11.1 minutes in 38 games (two starts) for the Raptors this season, tallying 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest.

A lottery pick (seventh overall) by Detroit in 2010, Monroe played with the Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics before signing a one-year, $2.2 million deal with Toronto as a free agent in August 2018.

Monroe's best years were with the Pistons. He averaged a career-high 16.0 points in 2012-13 and a career-high 10.2 rebounds in 2014-15.

If Monroe clears waivers, he would be free to sign with any team that has a need for a 6-foot-11 post player with 627 games of experience. His career numbers include a .513 field-goal percentage and averages of 13.2 points and 8.3 boards per game.