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2021 Stats

Regular Season 24.5 10.3 46.0 2.7 2.2

Top Malik Monk News

  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Pops in LeBron's absence

    Monk recorded 22 points (8-16 FG, 6-10 3Pt), four rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 117-92 win over the Kings.

    Monk hit a season-high six three-pointers -- nicely clearing his previous high of four made threes. With LeBron James entering COVID-19 protocols prior to Tuesday's contest, Monk should be in a position for increased usage going forward. He's been a more consistent part of the rotation since mid-November, and he was averaging 11.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in his last 11 games leading up to Tuesday's effort.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Leads bench in scoring

    Monk supplied 17 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, an assist and a steal over 34 minutes in a 124-116 win over the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Monk had his best scoring performance in nearly two weeks. He is seeing a career high in minutes per game (23.0), but still fluctuates as a scorer, evident from hitting double figures in just 4-of-7 prior contests. He referred to LeBron James (39 points) as the "Jordan of his generation" postgame, perhaps a savvy method of trying to earn even more playing time in Los Angeles.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Pours in 16 off the bench

    Monk posted 16 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists and two rebounds across 27 minutes in Sunday's 114-106 win over the Spurs.

    The Lakers have limped through the opening weeks of the season with a litany of injury woes, forcing role players like Monk to step up. Monk is excelling as one of the first guys off the bench for the Lakers and has ended up leading the team in scoring on more than one occasion.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Goes off for 27 points Wednesday

    Monk tallied 27 points (10-13 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot across 35 minutes Monday in a 120-117 overtime win over Miami.

    This was the second time in the last three games that Monk led the Lakers in scoring, but his performance Wednesday had a much different feel than the modest 13-point effort he posted in the team's blowout loss to Portland last Saturday. Monk drilled an efficient 10 of 13 shots from the field against the Heat, including a 4-of-7 mark from beyond the arc. After scoring a combined three points over four games between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4, Monk has suddenly settled into a groove, notching double-digit scoring in each of his past three contests.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Paces Lakers in ugly loss

    Monk totaled 13 points (5-11 FG, 3-7 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one blocked shot over 22 minutes in Saturday's loss to Portland.

    Monk's performance was far from extraordinary, but his 13 points were enough to lead the Lakers in a contest that they trailed by 31 points after three quarters. The shooting guard's point total was his second highest of the campaign, and Monk was able to convert from beyond the arc for the first time in five games. Prior to Saturday, Monk had been falling out of the rotation, averaging only 12.5 minutes over his previous four contests.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Available off bench

    Monk (illness) has been cleared to play in Friday's game versus the Cavaliers and will come off the bench, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.

    With LeBron James (ankle) back in the starting lineup, Monk will return to his reserve role against Cleveland. He started the previous two games that James was sidelined.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Dealing with non-COVID illness

    Monk is probable for Friday's contest against the Cavaliers due to common cold symptoms, Ryan Ward of reports.

    Monk, who is expected to draw the start Friday, landed on the injury report ahead of the game with an illness. If he is unable to suit up, Austin Reaves, Kent Bazemore and Avery Bradley will all be candidates to see increased run against the Cavaliers.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Starting again Wednesday

    Monk will make another start Wednesday against the Thunder, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    With LeBron James (ankle) missing a second straight game, Monk will remain in the starting lineup as the Lakers finish out a back-to-back set. Monk finished Tuesday's overtime win over the Spurs with 17 points (6-15 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three assists, one rebound and one steal in 39 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Season-high 17 points

    Monk scored 17 points (6-15 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding three assists, a rebound and a steal across 39 minutes in Tuesday's overtime win over the Spurs.

    Monk moved into the starting lineup due to the absence of LeBron James (ankle) and responded well, finishing as the Lakers' No. 3 scorer. He has scored in double digits in two straight games, but his fantasy upside will be muted so long as James makes a speedy return to the lineup.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Joining starting five

    Monk will start Tuesday's game against the Spurs, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.

    LeBron James (ankle) won't play Tuesday, and Monk will receive the start in his place. The 23-year-old has averaged 8.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 19.0 minutes across the first three games of the season, but he should see more run Tuesday.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Available Tuesday

    Monk (groin) is available for Tuesday's opener against the Warriors, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    This news isn't a surprise given that Monk was initially probable. He could be the first guard off the bench for the Lakers to provide a scoring punch.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Listed as probable for Tuesday

    Monk (groin) is listed as probable for Tuesday's regular-season opener against the Warriors, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    Monk made seven threes through his first two exhibitions games with the Lakers, but he was sidelined for the remainder of the preseason with a groin injury. If the 6-foot-3 guard is available, he will likely draw the start at shooting guard with Wayne Ellington (hamstring) and Talen Horton-Tucker (thumb) ruled out for the regular-season opener.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Jonesboro, AR
Age: 23
Class: Senior