Greg Monroe is an American professional basketball player who is currently playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His playing position is Center. In his freshman season at Georgetown University, Monroe was named Big East Rookie of the Year. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 2010 NBA draft with the seventh overall pick and became the last Pistons player to wear the number 10 jersey after the Pistons retired the number for Dennis Rodman in 2011. On 27th December 2021, he signed a 10-day deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. His shirt number is 55 for his present team. 

Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly signing Greg Monroe to a 10-day contract

Minnesota Timberwolves sign Greg Monroe to a 10-day contract. With no Towns, Vanderbilt, or Reid, the Timberwolves will reportedly sign nine-year NBA veteran Greg Monroe to a 10-day contract. Monroe hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2019 playoffs when he was a bench piece for the Philadelphia 76ers. He spent the next couple of years playing overseas and was with the Capital City Go-Gos of the G League until the Wolves came calling. He has always been a strong rebounder and continued that trend in the G League this season, pulling down 22 percent of available rebounds — a rate that would easily lead the Timberwolves this season. His career NBA rebound rate of 17.1 percent would clock in second on the Wolves this year behind only Vanderbilt. 

What is Greg Monroe famous for?

  • Being a professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). 
  • Playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves as their center.

Professional Basketball Player, Greg Monroe

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What Ethnicity is Greg Monroe? Know About His Real Name, Family, and Education

Greg Monroe was born with the real name of Gregory Keith Monroe Jr. on 4th June 1990. He is from New Orleans, Louisiana, the USA. About his parents, he was born to his father, Gregory Monroe Sr., and his mother, Norma Jean Monroe. He is American by nationality and he belongs to an Afro-American ethnic background. He celebrated his 31st birthday as of 2021. Gemini is his Zodiac sign and he follows the Christianity religion. Also, he has a sibling, a sister namely Brittany Monroe. 

Greg Monroe as a young

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About his education, Monroe attended Helen Cox High School (located in Harvey, Louisiana) where he played for his high school basketball team. During his senior season, he held an average of 21.0 points and 14.0 rebounds. Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Monroe was listed as the No. 1 power forward and the No. 8 player in the nation in 2008. Then, he enrolled at Georgetown University and played basketball there. He was named to All-Big East first team and Big East All-Tournament team, in his sophomore season. In 31 games, he averaged 12.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.5 blocks in 30.9 minutes per game. He forewent his senior season to enter the 2010 NBA Draft. 

Greg Monroe Career Timeline

  • Greg Monroe’s professional career started when he was selected with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2010 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. He then signed with the team on 6th July 2010.
  • On 30th October 2010, he made his NBA season debut against the Chicago Bulls where he came off the bench to score 2 points and 3 rebounds in 7 minutes. 
  • He made his first career start on 10th December 2010 against the Minnesota Timberwolves in which he recorded eight points, fifteen rebounds, and a block in 35 minutes of action.
  • Against the Indiana Pacers, he had his best game of the season with 27 points and 12 rebounds on 11–17 shooting on 23rd February 2011. 
  • He played in and started all of Detroit’s 66 games in the 2011-2012 season. 
  • He was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge on 8th February 2012. 
  • He recorded his third consecutive season with 1,000-plus points and 600-plus rebounds in his 2013-2014 season. 
  • On 8th September 2014, it was announced Monroe signed the Pistons’ qualifying offer, thus making him an unrestricted free agent in 2015. 
  • On 3rd December 2014, he scored a season-high 29 points in a 102–109 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics.
  • He returned to action on 8th April 2015 after missing 11 games with a knee injury. He played against the Celtics where he record 19 points and 10 rebounds in which the team lost. 
  • He then signed a three-year, $50 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on 9th July 2015 and made his team debut on 28th October 2015. He recorded 22 points and 14 rebounds in a 122–97 loss to the New York Knicks.
  • He was assigned a permanent bench role for the Bucks in 2016–17 by coach Kidd. 
  • He led the Bucks with a season-high 28 points in a 114–109 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on 25th January 2017. 
  • He was next traded to the Phoenix Suns on 7th November 2017. 
  • He made his debut for the Suns on November 16, 2017, recording 20 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes as a starter in a 142–116 loss to the Houston Rockets.
  • On 24th January 2018, he had 16 points and a season-high 17 rebounds in a 116–101 loss to the Indiana Pacers. 
  • On 1st February 2018, he was waived by the Suns. 
  • He signed with the Boston Celtics on 8th February 2018. 
  • Against Chicago Bulls, he recorded his second career triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists off the bench in a 111–104 win over the team on 6th April 2018. 
  • After that, he signed with the Toronto Raptors on 10th August 2018. 
  • He was then traded to the Brooklyn Nets on 7th February 2019 and was immediately waived by the Nets. 
  • He signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics on 24th March 2019. 
  • He was not re-signed by the Celtics upon the expiration of his 10-day contract.
  • After then, he was with the 76ers in 2019 but was not re-signed again. 
  • He signed with Bayern Munich of the German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) and EuroLeague on 25th July 2019.
  • He signed with Russian club Khimki of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague on 30th July 2020. 
  • On 23rd January 2021, Khimki terminated Monroe’s contract.
  • He signed with the Capital City Go-Go of the NBA G League on 5th November 2021. 
  • He signed a 10-day deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. on 27th December 2021 where he played his first game against the Boston Celtics and contributed 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists in the Wolves’ 108-103 victory. 

On July 9, 2015, Monroe signed a three-year, $50 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks

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Awards and Achievements

  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2011)
  • Pete Newell Big Man Award (2010)
  • Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (2010)
  • First-team All-Big East (2010)
  • Big East Rookie of the Year (2009)
  • Big East All-Rookie Team (2009)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2008)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2008)
  • Third-team Parade All-American (2007)
  • 2× Louisiana Mr. Basketball (2007, 2008)

Who is Greg Monroe Girlfriend?

Greg is not married yet and he is still to get married. There is no news and rumors about him dating anyone. Thus, he is assumed to be single at present and he is not dating anyone at the moment. He likes to keep his personal space private. So, there is no information regarding his dating or marriage mentioned on any social sites. He has kept the relationship status as a great mystery of his life. It seems he is currently focusing on his career rather than being in a relationship. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Greg Monroe Net Worth: How much is he making annually?

Greg Monroe is a talented basketball player whose net worth is estimated to have between $5 Million-$10 Million as of 2022. On 9th July 2015, he signed a three-year, $50 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. As of 2018, he signed a 1 year, $2.16 million worth contract with Toronto Raptors and his salary for the 2018-19 season was $2.16 million. Recently, he signed a 10 day / $138,019 contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, including $138,019 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $13,802. In 2021-22, he will earn a base salary of $138,019. His main source of wealth is from the sports industry i.e. basketball career. According to Spotrac, Monroe has made over $76 million from his NBA career. He is living a standard lifestyle at present. Aside from his career he also earns money from sponsored advertisements, brand endorsement, and paid partnerships. 

Greg Monroe with the ball

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How tall is Greg Monroe and how much is he weigh?

Greg Monroe stands tall at the height of 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m). He has a balanced bodyweight of 113 KG or 250 lbs. He has an attractive pair of blue eyes whereas his hair color is black. His body type is athletic. His other body size is still to get disclosed yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. 

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