Boston Celtics: 5 reasons Charles Barkley should not dismiss C’s

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Greg Monroe will eventually pay off 

The Greg Monroe signing may not scare other teams, but Brad Stevens will find a way to make him a factor.

While the big man is not as effective as he was in his days in Detroit or Milwaukee, he still has the ability to score down low and provide the type of size that limited the team a year ago.

If he buys in on defense, Monroe would provide Stevens with another option off the bench that will enable him to play around with lineups.  His scoring presence inside would open things up for Al Horford when both are in the game together.  Not only does his scoring ability draw double teams, but he is an underrated passer who could find the open man.

Unlike Aron Baynes, who is limited in scoring, Monroe will draw attention from defenses.  His presence actually gives the Boston Celtics something they haven’t had in quite a while.

He will also get plenty of pick and roll opportunities with the Celtics.  This is where his decision making and ability to pass the ball will help the C’s tremendously.