Monk (head) is not on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's contest against the Mavericks.
Monk sat out Tuesday's practice due to a headache, but he's expected to be fine for Wednesday's action. That said, he's yet to make it off the bench.
Monk did not practice Tuesday due to a migraine headache, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports. However, Monk is not on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against Dallas.
Monk has not played in any of the Hornets' first three games, and a missed practice Tuesday won't help his chances of working his way into the rotation. The former Kentucky standout should be available Wednesday, but it remains to be seen if he'll see the floor for the first time.
Monk is not in the Hornets' rotation to begin the season.
The 2017 lottery pick showed some flashes last season before being hit with a drug-related suspension that ended his season in February. Monk also dealt with COVID-19 early in December, and he's yet to see the floor in any of the Hornets' first three games. It's possible Monk is still working his way back up to full speed, but for the time being he appears to be on the outside of the regular rotation. When asked about Monk on Saturday, coach James Borrego was fairly vague in his response. "Great attitude -- he's getting in better shape, he's looked really good in practice, he's doing everything he can," Borrego said.
Monk scored two points (1-6 FG, 0-3 3PT) and had three assists in 11 minutes of Monday's 112-109 preseason loss to Toronto.
The biggest news here is that Monk made his preseason debut after returning from a positive COVID-19 test. The guard is coming off a season posting career highs in points per game, but his value takes a hit between ramp up time after his late start to preseason and the fact that playing time may be scarce after the Hornets selected LaMelo Ball in the 2020 draft.
Monk is not on the Hornets' injury report ahead of Monday's preseason game against Toronto.
Monk returned to the Hornets last week after a positive COVID-19 test, but he was held out of Saturday's game for conditioning purposes. All indications are that the former Kentucky standout will be available Monday night.
Monk (illness) played some 3-on-3 during Saturday's shootaround but will remain unavailable for Saturday's preseason contest against the Raptors, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Monk, who tested positive for coronavirus but is now back with the team, was testing his conditioning during 3-on-3. There will be a workout for him Sunday and it's unclear if he'll be able to play in Monday's game against the Raptors.
Monk (illness) has been medically cleared from COVID-19 and will re-join team activities Saturday, Rod Boone of The Athletic reports.
Monk is doing individual workouts until the weekend, and he'll likely be out for Saturday's preseason opener against the Raptors. Monk saw 21.3 minutes per game last season but could have a hard time finding that role in 2020-21 given the additions of LaMelo Ball and Gordon Hayward.
Monk (illness) is expected to begin working out with the team either Thursday or Friday, Jack Duffy of Sports Illustrated reports.
Monk is recovering from COVID-19, so he's working through protocols before joining his teammates. He may be limited in the preseason, but he should be good to go for the regular season.
Coach James Borrego said Friday that Monk tested positive for COVID-19, Rod Boone of The Athletic reports.
Coach Borrego said during a media briefing Friday that Monk is asymptomatic and has not practiced the last few days after testing positive. The fourth-year shooting guard will presumably miss most of the preseason for Charlotte, but he may be ready for the start of the regular season depending on his recovery.
Hornets coach James Borrego told the Charlotte Observer that 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."
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 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.
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.
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