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).
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.
Monk will start Tuesday's game against the Pacers.
With the 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
Monk had 20 points (8-13 FG, 0-3 3PT, 4-6 FT), two assists, one rebound and one block in 22 minutes off the bench during Monday's 106-86 loss against the Magic.
Monk had one of his best scoring perfomances of the season as he reached the 20-point mark for just the third time in the current campaign, but he hadn't scored in double digits since Dec. 29. Even counting this performance, he is still shooting just 40.0 percent from the field and 21.1 percent from deep during the current month. The third-year shooting guard has struggled badly this season and at this point, Monk needs to improve both his consistency and efficiency to have any sort of fantasy value moving forward.
Monk managed two points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), one rebound and one assist across 13 minutes during Friday's 109-92 loss to the Jazz.
Monk's efficiency has declined each month, and he's down to 29.2 percent shooting in January. Considering his main source of fantasy production is his scoring, there's not much to warrant having Monk on a roster right now. Even fantasy owners in dynasty formats should probably start having some concerns about Monk's poor shooting and what it means for his long-term role in the NBA.
Monk racked up 18 points (8-18 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, one steal and one block in 25 minutes during Sunday's 117-104 loss to the Grizzlies.
Monk paced the team in scoring while reaching double figures for the fourth time in the last seven games. His value remains limited to deeper leagues given his inconsistencies, but the 21-year-old guard will likely continue to receive decent minutes on a young club that seems to be prioritizing development first and foremost.
Monk had three points (1-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes during Sunday's 119-93 loss to the Celtics.
Monk was nearly invisible, providing minimal counting stats in the blowout defeat. The 21-year-old guard continues to struggle in this his third year in the league, though he has shown at least some improvement across several categories. Nevertheless, unless his playing time is increased fairly substantially, Monk will likely remain best reserved for use in deeper formats.
Monk (hip) is not on the injury report ahead of Saturday's game against the Jazz, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Monk bruised his left hip during Wednesday's game, but it's nothing that will keep him out Friday. This month, he's averaging 8.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 17.8 minutes.
Monk suffered a left hip contusion in Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers and is doubtful to return.
After a 23-point outburst in Tuesday's win over the Kings, Monk wasn't able to replicate the big performance due to the injury. Prior to exiting, Monk recorded five points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and two rebounds in 12 minutes. He'll likely be re-evaluated in the coming days before his status for Saturday's game against Utah is determined.
Monk suffered a left hip contusion Wednesday against the Cavaliers and is doubtful to return.
Prior to getting injured, Monk played 12 minutes and tallied five points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and two rebounds. He'll likely be reevaluated in the coming days before his status for Saturday's game against Utah is determined.
Monk scored 23 points (9-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 110-102 win over the Kings.
Devonte' Graham and Terry Rozier were both having trouble getting their shot going, so Monk stepped up in their place, scoring 14 of his season-high 23 in the fourth quarter. The 10 boards were also a career high for the third-year guard, leading to his first career double-double. Monk continues to flash some upside, but his role on the second unit makes him an inconsistent fantasy option -- his 37 points over the last two games are more than he scored over his prior six combined.
Monk tallied 14 points (5-13 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes off the bench Sunday in the Hornets' 107-85 loss to the Pacers.
Quite surprisingly, Monk paced the Charlotte backcourt in scoring, as starting guards Devonte' Graham (3-for-18 from the field) and Terry Rozier (1-for-12) couldn't buy a bucket. Rozier's minutes were held down in the blowout loss, so Monk shouldn't be counted on to approach this level of playing time going forward. Monk had averaged only 14.8 minutes per game over his previous five appearances.
Monk (finger) has been cleared for Friday's game against Chicago.
Monk entered the day with a probable tag, so this update isn't all that surprising. He'll come off the bench Friday night, where he's averaging 6.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists over his last 10 games.
Monk (finger) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Bulls.
Monk carried a similar designation into Wednesday's game but wound up sitting out, so his status will be worth monitoring leading up to Friday's clash in Chicago. Across five games this month, Monk is averaging 6.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 17.4 minutes.
Monk (finger) will not play Wednesday against the Nets.
Monk was originally expected to play, but he's apparently still dealing with some discomfort in his right pinky, prompting the Hornets to play it safe and keep him sidelined for at least one game. Dwayne Bacon is a candidate to see increased run in Monk's absence.
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