Last Game
Sun, Apr 10
@ Denver Nuggets (48-34)
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Final / OT

Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
64-18 6-4 L1
53-29 6-4 W5
42-40 6-4 W5
33-49 2-8 W2
30-52 5-5 W1

2021 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 28.1 13.8 47.3 3.4 2.9

Top Malik Monk News

  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Drops 24 points in loss

    Monk logged 24 points (8-17 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 37 minutes during Thursday's 128-112 loss to Golden State.

    Los Angeles played without most of its regular starters in the contest, handing players like Monk and Talen Horton-Tucker (40 points) the reigns on offense. Monk registered his best scoring effort since March 29 and handed out a team-best four assists. The fifth-year guard is averaging 17.9 points, 4.6 dimes, 3.4 boards and 2.5 three-pointers over his past eight games.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Logs only 18 minutes

    Monk recorded seven points (3-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three rebounds and five assists over 18 minutes during Tuesday's 121-110 loss to the Suns.

    Monk has helped the Lakers through some difficult times this season, but he's had a lot of trouble finding scoring opportunities recently. His primary problem is shot volume, as he's attempted only 16 shots over the past two games. He also took a seat early in Tuesday's loss, which is another contributing factor to his sagging fantasy production.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Scoring regression continues

    Monk had 11 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds and six assists in 33 minutes during Sunday's 129-118 loss to the Nuggets.

    Despite logging his third start in the past four games, Monk's numbers have taken a hit recently. He's come in handy amidst the Lakers' plethora of injury losses and is one of a few players to absorb LeBron James' production when he is absent. Although he can pop with a big number in that injury scenario, his performances over the past two games show how volatile his fantasy usage can be.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Starting Sunday

    Monk will start Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

    With LeBron James (ankle) sidelined, Monk will draw his 32nd start of the season. As a starter, he's averaged 16.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 32.2 minutes per game. While Monk will draw the start in place of James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook will likely benefit the most from the All-Star captain's absence.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Coming off bench Friday

    Monk isn't starting Friday's game against New Orleans, NBA writer Marc Stein reports.

    Monk started in each of the last two matchups and averaged 21.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 32.0 minutes per game. However, he'll retreat to the bench since LeBron James is back in action Friday.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Starting Tuesday

    Monk will start Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports.

    Monk gets the nod with LeBron James (ankle) sidelined. As a starter this month, he's averaged 14.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 31.2 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Hits for 23 off bench

    Monk notched 23 points (9-17 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and six assists over 29 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 116-108 loss to the Pelicans.

    Playing his third straight game with the second unit, Monk continues to be one of the few Lakers giving a consistent effort as the team tries to cling to a spot in the play-in tournament. The 24-year-old has produced back-to-back games with 23 points, and over the last 14 contests he's averaging 15.5 points, 3.6 assists, 3.4 boards, 2.4 threes and 1.1 steals.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Moves to bench

    Monk will come off the bench Monday against the Cavaliers, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.

    Monk started the past 11 games for the Lakers and averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 31.2 minutes during that stretch, but he'll step out of the lineup Monday in Cleveland. He should still be involved off the bench while Wenyen Gabriel starts in his place.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: In starting five

    Monk (shoulder) is starting Monday's game against the Raptors, Ryan Ward of reports.

    Monk was previously listed on the Lakers' injury report as probable due to shoulder soreness, and the team has since cleared him to play. He's averaging 16.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.4 steals over his last seven games, all starts.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Likely available Monday

    Monk (shoulder) is probable for Monday's contest against the Raptors.

    Monk has been listed as probable with the shoulder issue before each of the last two contests as well, but he hasn't missed any time. Over his last seven contests, he's averaged 16.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 33.0 minutes per game.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Will start Sunday

    Monk (shoulder) will start Sunday's game against Phoenix, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    Monk was probable coming in so his status was never truly in much jeopardy. The Kentucky product is coming off of back-to-back 20-point games against Houston and Washington.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Probable again

    Monk (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against the Suns, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    Monk will presumably continue to fight through the sore shoulder. In his past six appearances, he's averaged 16.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 34.0 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Notches 20 points again

    Monk (shoulder) poured in 21 points (8-12 FG, 5-7 3Pt) and added four assists and three rebounds across 30 minutes Friday in the Lakers' 122-109 win over the Wizards.

    Monk hit the 20-point mark for the second game in a row and seems to have re-emerged as a reliable secondary scorer behind LeBron James after a downward slide to conclude February. Through his first six outings in March, Monk is averaging 16.5 points and 3.2 treys on 47.5 percent shooting from the field.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Probable for Friday

    Monk is probable for Friday's game against the Wizards due to a sore right shoulder.

    Monk logged significant minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets, and despite the injury tag, he's expected to be available against Washington. If Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) is ruled out again, Monk could see another heavy workload. He posted 20 points, six rebounds, one assist and two steals across 40 minutes against Houston.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Cleared to play

    Monk (calf) has been cleared to play Wednesday against Houston, Kyle Goon of Southern California News Group reports.

    Monk was listed as probable coming in, so his status was never in too much jeopardy. With Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) sidelined, Monk could see a slightly larger role.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Dealing with calf injury

    Monk is probable for Wednesday's contest against the Rockets due to a right calf contusion.

    Monk totaled 17 points (8-22 FG, 1-7 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists and three steals during Monday's loss to the Spurs, but he presumably picked up a calf injury as well. However, barring a setback, the fifth-year wing will likely be available Wednesday. Monk has scored in double figures in four straight games and has averaged 14.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.8 steals in 33.5 minutes during that stretch.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Joins starters

    Monk will start Tuesday's game against the Mavericks.

    Coach Frank Vogel is going with LeBron James at center, opening a spot in the backcourt for Monk. He's struggled lately but has generally played well as a starter. In his 19 nods this season, Monk has averaged 17.5 points on 13.4 shots, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 32.7 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Malik Monk: Hits rock bottom in loss

    Monk had zero points (0-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt), one rebound, one assist, one block and two steals over 24 minutes during Sunday's 123-95 loss to New Orleans.

    Monk was terrible as the Lakers suffered yet another humiliating loss in front of their loyal fans. After appearing to have carved out a consistent role earlier in the season, Monk has fallen off a cliff over the past month with four outings of seven points or less in February. While he has managed to throw in a handful of promising performances, his production is simply far too sketchy for him to be considered a must-roster player outside of deeper formats.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Jonesboro, AR
Age: 24
School: Kentucky
Experience: 4