American center Greg Monroe, who recently played for FC Bayern Munich, signed a one-year contract with Khimki.
Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:
– Monroe is an experienced player who spent many years in the NBA. He is one of the few centers in the EuroLeague who can play with his back to the basket. We needed that kind of variety in our game. There are centers who play pick-and-roll, there are those who play with their backs to the basket. Greg is very good at rebounding, averaging 7-8 boards per game. I think we have put together a very strong frontline
In 2019-2020 season Monroe played 28 EuroLeague games (24 started), averaging 12.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 24.09 mins. In German Bundesliga Monroe averaged 13.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.5 steals in 20.30 minutes.
Throughout his career Greg Monroe played 659 NBA games (418 started), among them 27 in the NBA Playoffs. He averaged 13.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 27.7 minutes.