Malik Monk

#1 SG / Charlotte Hornets / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 lb Age: 22 College: Kentucky
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    Hornets' Malik Monk: Refocused heading into 2020-21

    Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego told the Charlotte Observer that Malik Monk is "more emotionally and mentally engaged" than ever before.The Hornets have been out of the spotlight for so long that it's easy to forget Monk was slapped with a suspension back in February for violating the league's drug policy. The details have remained mostly under wraps, but Monk has since taken responsibility for the suspension and vowed to use it as a lesson in maturity. "I did it," Monk said of the suspension. "I took my consequences for it. I think I'm making up for it right now. I'm in a great place with my mind and my body. The responsibility now is even bigger for me to stay like this instead of swerving off a little bit." The former Kentucky standout has had an up-and-down start to his NBA career. After struggling through most of his first two years in the league, Monk was beginning to show flashes of the athleticism and microwave scoring ability that endeared him to fans and talent evaluators alike at the college level. From Jan. 20 through Feb. 22, Monk averaged 17.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists over a 12-game sample, hitting 46.5 percent of his field goals and 37.5 percent of his threes. The suspension put a damper on that run, but Monk is hoping to pick up where he left off as he enters a potentially career-shaping season. "People say you don't love working out or you don't love the game," Monk said back in February. "You can't let that get to you. I know I love the game and I love working hard. I just had to take responsibility for myself."

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    Hornets' Malik Monk: Reinstated during hiatus

    Malik Monk has been reinstated by the NBA following a drug-related suspension in February, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.Monk was suspended indefinitely Feb. 26 -- roughly two weeks before the league suspended the regular season. Few details regarding the nature of Monk's violation have emerged, but the Charlotte Hornets announced Monday that the former Kentucky standout has officially been reinstated. The Hornets will not be among the 22 teams heading to Orlando next month, however, so Monk will have to wait until the start of the 2020-21 season to return to action.

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    Hornets' Malik Monk: Suspended indefinitely

    Malik Monk has been suspended indefinitely for violating the league's anti-drug program, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.Monk will remain suspended until he's determined to be in compliance with the program. In his absence, Cody Martin is a candidate to see increased run. The suspension comes at an unfortunate time for Monk, who was enjoying one of his best stretches of the season, averaging 17.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists over his past 13 games (28.0 minutes per tilt).

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    Hornets' Malik Monk: Gets the start

    Malik Monk scored eight points (4-13 FG, 0-4 3Pt), while tacking on three assists, a rebound and a steal in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 119-80 loss to the Pacers.The combination of Devonte' Graham resting and Monk having scored at least 15 points in his prior six contests made Tuesday's bust especially disappointing for Monk shareholders. A volatile in and of himself, Monk is sometimes also at the mercy of one of the league's worst offenses in Charlotte. He will have a chance to bounce back in a fantasy-friendly match when the Knicks come to town on Wednesday.

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    Hornets' Malik Monk: Will start Tuesday

    Malik Monk will start Tuesday's game against the Pacers.With the Charlotte Hornets resting Devonte' Graham, Monk will get the nod in the backcourt alongside Terry Rozier. After struggling through much of last season and the beginning of this season, Monk has had a resurgence of late, averaging 17.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting over his last 12 contests. He's been even better over his last six games, posting 20.0 points and 4.2 rebounds in 29.5 minutes, with a 51/44/83 shooting line.

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    Hornets' Malik Monk: Scores 25 again

    Malik Monk produced 25 points (7-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 9-9 FT), six rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes during Thursday's 103-93 win over the Bulls.Monk has scored exactly 25 in consecutive contests. Moreover, he has made 38-of-69 shots from the field while averaging just over 20 points per game across the last five tilts. Monk has also reached double figures in scoring in 10 of the last 11 games, and the 22-year-old guard is certainly worth adding in most formats in case he continues to regularly provide impressive scoring performances.

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    Hornets' Malik Monk: Efficient 25 points in victory

    Malik Monk posted 25 points (10-20 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 115-108 victory over the Timberwolves.Monk has carved out a sixth-man role in the Charlotte Hornets' rotation lately, seeing 28.0 minutes per game across the past 10, averaging 17.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Considering the Hornets are well out of playoff contention and have been moving away from playing veterans, Monk should continue to occupy this role for the remainder of the season as long as he remains passably efficient.

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    Hornets' Malik Monk: Thriving in sixth-man role

    Malik Monk scored 17 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding three rebounds, three steals and an assist in 29 minutes off the bench during Monday's 87-76 win over the Pistons.The third-year guard has found a consistent role in recent weeks as the Charlotte Hornets' top weapon off the bench. Over the last nine games, Monk is averaging 16.4 points, 3.6 boards, 2.3 assists and 1.4 threes while seeing 27.6 minutes a night, and Monday's steals were a new career high. If he can add some defensive value to his emerging offense, Monk will be firmly on the fantasy radar even in shallower formats.

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    Hornets' Malik Monk: Productive outing off bench

    Malik Monk generated 19 points (8-13 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go with six rebounds and a blocked shot over 31 minutes Tuesday in the Charlotte Hornets' 125-110 loss to the Rockets.The 2017 first-round pick has turned in the best run of his career over the past seven games, averaging 16.0 points (on 45.1 percent shooting from the field), 3.9 boards, 2.6 assists and 1.1 three-pointers in 27.3 minutes. Monk looks like the Hornets' top guard off the bench at the moment, though Charlotte is believed to be listening to offers on the 22-year-old as Thursday's trade deadline nears. In the event he remains in Charlotte once the deadline passes, Monk should continue to see a steady amount of playing time on the second unit.

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    Hornets' Malik Monk: Career-high 31 points

    Malik Monk racked up 31 points (10-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 8-9 FT), five rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block across 32 minutes during the Charlotte Hornets' 116-103 loss to the Bucks on Friday.Monk scored 20 points (8-13 FG) on Monday, and again found his stroke on Friday. Monk also had a great block on Ersan Ilyasova shortly before halftime. As good as he looked, the story remains the same for Monk, as he will have to maintain production to warrant fantasy attention.