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Western Pacific Standings

Team Conf Overall
30-12 51-21
27-15 47-25
25-17 42-30
25-17 39-33
18-24 31-41

2020 Stats

Regular Season 20.9 11.7 43.4 2.4 2.1

Top Malik Monk News

  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Joining up with Lakers

    Monk agreed to terms Tuesday on a deal to join the Lakers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    The details haven't been released, but it's likely a one-year deal at close to the minimum for Monk, who comes over after four years in Charlotte. The former Kentucky star appeared to turn a corner last season, but a foot injury knocked him out for all of April and he was unable to get back on track over the final few weeks of the season. Over a 16-game stretch from Jan. 30 through March 3, Monk averaged 16.9 points and 3.0 made threes per game while shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 43.6 percent from three. He'll bring much-needed shooting and instant offense to an extremely top-heavy Lakers roster.

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  • Malik Monk: Heads to open market

    The Hornets announced Sunday that Monk won't be tendered a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.

    Meanwhile, Charlotte will tender a qualifying offer to Devonte' Graham, and that move coupled with the team's selection of another shooting guard James Bouknight with the No. 11 overall pick in the Thursday's draft makes the decision to move on from Monk relatively unsurprising. After he was also a No. 11 overall selection in 2017, Monk failed to live up to the expectations that come with being a lottery pick. Over 233 regular-season appearances for Charlotte in his four years in the NBA, Monk averaged 9.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 17.8 minutes per game while shooting 40.3 percent from the field and 33.9 percent from three-point range. He'll look to find work as a reserve guard for another team as he heads to free agency.

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  • Hornets' Malik Monk: Good to go Sunday

    Monk (ankle) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Pelicans.

    Monk departed Friday's win over Orlando after tweaking his troublesome right ankle, but it doesn't look to be anything too serious, which is a major sigh of relief for the Hornets. The high-scoring guard missed 15 straight games in April with a sprained ankle, but since returning on May 1 against Detroit, he's averaged 11.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 2.8 threes (44.0 percent 3Pt).

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  • Hornets' Malik Monk: Questionable Sunday

    Monk (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.

    Monk was added to the injury report Sunday afternoon due to soreness in his right ankle. He had to leave Friday's game due to the ankle injury, and it remains unclear if he'll be available.

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  • Hornets' Malik Monk: Off injury report

    Monk (ankle) is off the injury report for Sunday's matchup against the Pelicans.

    Monk left Friday's game due to an ankle injury, but it won't prevent him from playing Sunday. In his four appearances prior to Friday, he averaged 11.0 points, 4.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 24.8 minutes.

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  • Hornets' Malik Monk: Won't return Friday

    Monk won't return to Friday's game against the Magic due to right ankle soreness.

    Monk came off the bench in Friday's contest and totaled three points (1-4 FG, 1-4 3Pt) in nine minutes. However, he suffered an ankle injury in the second half and was ruled out shortly after. It's not yet clear whether Monk will be able to return Sunday against the Pelicans.

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  • Hornets' Malik Monk: Strong offensive performance

    Monk scored 20 points (7-16 FG, 6-11 3Pt) with seven assists and four rebounds in a 120-99 loss to the Bulls on Thursday.

    Monk scored in double figures for the third time in his last four games since returning from an extended absence (15 games) due to an ankle injury. The guard had an efficient performance from behind the arc, as he made at least five triples for the sixth time this season. Monk has averaged 11.0 points, 4.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds across his last four games.

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  • Hornets' Malik Monk: Planning on returning Saturday

    Monk (ankle) is planning to return Saturday against the Pistons, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Monk was initially questionable on the injury report, but it's apparently more likely that he plays than not. Monk saw 21.7 minutes per game before suffering the injury, and he may be on a minutes limit during his return. With both Monk and LaMelo Ball (wrist) expected to play, fewer minutes could be available for Brad Wanamaker, Devonte' Graham and the Martin twins.

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  • Hornets' Malik Monk: Set to return Saturday

    Monk (ankle) will be available for Saturday's game against the Pistons.

    Monk will return to the court after missing the last 15 games due to a sprained right ankle. It's unclear at this time whether he'll be on any sort of minutes restriction, but it wouldn't be a surprise considering the extended absence stretching back to April 1. With LaMelo Ball (wrist) also set to return, fewer opportunities will be available for Brad Wanamaker and Devonte' Graham.

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  • Hornets' Malik Monk: May return Saturday

    Monk (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's contest against the Pistons.

    A sprained right ankle has forced Monk to miss 15 straight games. If he makes his return Saturday, he could have a limited workload given the long layoff. LaMelo Ball (wrist) is also questionable to make his return Saturday following a 21-game absence.

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  • Hornets' Malik Monk: Could return soon

    Monk (ankle) is expected to test his sprained ankle during workouts Thursday or Friday, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    The explosive-scoring guard will miss his 14th and 15th straight games as the Hornets play a Tuesday/Wednesday back-to-back, but there's hope that he could return as soon as Saturday's home matchup against Detroit. His status for that contest will depend on how the ankle performs later this week. Prior to the injury, Monk had emerged as a valuable scorer off the bench, averaging 16.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting over a 15-game span from Feb. 22 through March 26.

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Player Bio

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