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We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread

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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1461 » by Hornet Mania » Mon Jun 8, 2020 5:54 pm

Braggins wrote:Has there been any word on whats going on with Monk or what the deal ever was to begin with?


They just announced today that he has been reinstated. Still no details on what he got popped for, other than 'drugs'.

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/charlotte-hornets/article243362941.html

He would have been eligible to play if the Hornets were one of the 22 Disney World invitees. Sounds like he will be good to go for the start of next season.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1462 » by Braggins » Mon Jun 8, 2020 7:37 pm

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Braggins wrote:Has there been any word on whats going on with Monk or what the deal ever was to begin with?


They just announce today that he has been reinstated. Still no details on what he got popped for, other than 'drugs'.

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/charlotte-hornets/article243362941.html

He would have been eligible to play if the Hornets were one of the 22 Disney World invitees. Sounds like he will be good to go for the start of next season.

Thats good to hear.

I imagine most fans on here are done with Monk, but I still think he has a shot at being a good player. Hes still only 22 and showed improvement in multiple areas this year. His 3pt% tanked this year despite noticeably better shot selection (ft% also noticeably dipped), which could be a concern, but given his good mechanics and history of being able to make shots when he isn't chucking up nonsense, I feel like there is a good chance his outside shooting rebounds and potentially rounds out his improving offensive game.

If he made 3 pointers and free throws this season at the same rate as his first two seasons his scoring numbers would be 10.95 ppg on 45.7/33.8/87(56.6 ts%) shooting splits. Hopefully the decline in 3pt% and ft% is a fluke, or the result of him adjusting to added bulk/strength, and not a long term issue.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1463 » by Hornet Mania » Mon Jun 8, 2020 8:28 pm

Braggins wrote:I imagine most fans on here are done with Monk, but I still think he has a shot at being a good player. Hes still only 22 and showed improvement in multiple areas this year. His 3pt% tanked this year despite noticeably better shot selection (ft% also noticeably dipped), which could be a concern, but given his good mechanics and history of being able to make shots when he isn't chucking up nonsense, I feel like there is a good chance his outside shooting rebounds and potentially rounds out his improving offensive game.

If he made 3 pointers and free throws this season at the same rate as his first two seasons his scoring numbers would be 10.95 ppg on 45.7/33.8/87(56.6 ts%) shooting splits. Hopefully the decline in 3pt% and ft% is a fluke, or the result of him adjusting to added bulk/strength, and not a long term issue.


I agree, I don't think our team is in a position to turn away young prospects. I've cooled on Monk a lot since he was drafted but he did look his best this year and he's so young it makes no sense to cut bait when he's still cheap to retain.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1464 » by Diop » Mon Jun 8, 2020 11:29 pm

His last few games were some of his best and showed growth, promise.
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Post#1465 » by Liver_Pooty » Tue Jun 9, 2020 12:12 am

Would be crazy stupid to give up on him now.

I do think this next season will make or break him though.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1466 » by BigSlam » Tue Jun 9, 2020 1:46 am

If he can learn to play within himself he could be really impactful.

He reminds me of Felton in that way - trying to do too much and play better than he actually is.


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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1467 » by euphorbus » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:08 pm

It's a great advantage to Monk to be able to work with the Hornets staff over the summer, including shooting, technique, defense, and strength training.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1468 » by euphorbus » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:15 pm

The rumor is that Monk was busted for using cocaine.

https://thesource.com/2020/06/09/malik-monk-reinstated-from-3-month-drug-suspension/

“We welcome him back, and we move forward,” coach James Borrego told reporters. “Malik is ready to move forward. Obviously we haven’t been on the court with him; he’s been in our facility, which is a positive, but we welcome him back and we have work to do this summer and I know he’s ready to do it.”
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1469 » by countryboi » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:30 pm

the pandemic did Malik Monk a solid
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1470 » by Diop » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:34 am

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Post#1471 » by Braggins » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:18 am

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His first two years he seemed like someone who was going to struggle getting to the basket and finishing, but had potential to be a lethal long distance gunner. The dynamic flipped on its head this season and he seemed to be able to get into the lane almost at will and finish fairly well, but his outside shooting just randomly fell of a cliff.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1472 » by LofJ » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:24 am

I want to trade Rozier and draft a big guard so we can fully see what Monk and Graham are capable of before they need to get paid in a year.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1473 » by Vanderbilt_Grad » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:59 pm

LofJ wrote:I want to trade Rozier and draft a big guard so we can fully see what Monk and Graham are capable of before they need to get paid in a year.

I'm not locked into Rozier, but feel like it would be nuts to trade him just so we can see what Monk can do. We already know about Graham.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1474 » by geraldwallace » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:30 am



Monk looking like he put on some muscle in this workout video
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1475 » by euphorbus » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:24 pm

Nice arch on that 3-pointer. A definite improvement.

I forgot Bacon was on the team.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1476 » by Rich4114 » Sat Aug 1, 2020 2:29 am

I’m really rooting for Monk. I feel like he’s got the most natural talent and athletic ability on the team. If he can pull it together, he could turn into something. It’s a contract year for him isn’t it?
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1477 » by Liver_Pooty » Sat Aug 1, 2020 3:57 am

euphorbus wrote:Nice arch on that 3-pointer. A definite improvement.

I forgot Bacon was on the team.


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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1478 » by SWedd523 » Mon Aug 3, 2020 6:54 pm

euphorbus wrote:Nice arch on that 3-pointer. A definite improvement.

I forgot Bacon was on the team.

I thought Bacon announced he wouldn't be returning to the team after this season
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1479 » by Vanderbilt_Grad » Tue Aug 4, 2020 7:42 pm

I will honestly never understand why Monk has so many fans here.

I will also be shocked if Bacon is back.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1480 » by 316Hornets » Tue Aug 4, 2020 10:19 pm

I can't really evaluate Monk that well because players of his size seem to be hit or miss. Most guys in that mold have to at least play average defense to stick around in the league for awhile.

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