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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#1381 » by euphorbus » Thu Feb 6, 2020 4:34 am

The last six games, Monk has been hitting his stride:

https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/basketball/news/hornets-malik-monk-productive-outing-off-bench/

There has not been a lot of action at the trade deadline this year.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1382 » by Soul Rebel » Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:17 am

Would anyone here be disappointed if Monk turned into our Jamal Crawford? "6th man" that gives 20-25 mins a night, can play both guard positions and start if needed.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1383 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Fri Feb 7, 2020 3:52 am

Soul Rebel wrote:Would anyone here be disappointed if Monk turned into our Jamal Crawford? "6th man" that gives 20-25 mins a night, can play both guard positions and start if needed.

i think that is his future role, but hopefully he is a better all around player than a pure scorer
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1384 » by 316Hornets » Fri Feb 7, 2020 4:01 am

If Monk turned into Jamal Crawford, that would be amazing. However, Monk is shooting 26.6% from 3 this year and that's actually regressed every year so he's going to have to actually spend some time in the gym and not just turn on the lights in big Paris games.
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Post#1385 » by Liver_Pooty » Fri Feb 7, 2020 1:20 pm

Hes a long ways away from Jamal Crawford
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1386 » by Robot Rock » Fri Feb 7, 2020 2:03 pm

316Hornets wrote:If Monk turned into Jamal Crawford, that would be amazing. However, Monk is shooting 26.6% from 3 this year and that's actually regressed every year so he's going to have to actually spend some time in the gym and not just turn on the lights in big Paris games.


His overall field goal percentage, however, has actually increased every year.
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Post#1387 » by Rich4114 » Sat Feb 8, 2020 1:14 am

It seems like his 3pt % has been better lately but I haven’t looked it up. I also think he can drastically improve that 3pt % by being more mechanical with his shots as I see him fading away a lot on them to avoid contact. He should train with Devonte. Malik is our best slasher by a mile.
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Post#1388 » by Chapelchilla » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:53 pm

Monk is starting to come around. I wish he wasn't so darn short but he is playing well offensively lately. He had 2 absolutely ridiculous dunks on Saturday vs the Mavs too. He could be a good 6th man if he can be paired with a big PG or defensive C to cover for him a bit.
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Post#1389 » by Robot Rock » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:36 pm

Imagine Monk with LaMelo Ball. We'd score so much. And we'd give up so much.
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Post#1390 » by Soul Rebel » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:21 pm

The frustrating part about Monk is that he is so athletically gifted and comes across so confident, but it doesn't translate consistently enough on the court. I hate to casually criticize, but his IG account makes me wonder if he is too caught up in the off court distractions vs. hustling on the court.

He just turned 22 last week, so I'm hoping that we are patient with him and he has a late bloomer rise to his career. The talent and athleticism is there. The last two games, plus the Paris game is enough for me to hold out hope. Jeremy Lamb was similar too.....oozing with talent and flashes, but never consistent enough to be a full-time starter that can be relied upon night in and night out.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1391 » by Rich4114 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:56 pm

Who have we had on this roster recently, outside of Kemba that has shown the finishing ability at the rim that Malik has? Also going back to how our other 22 year old prospects have looked over the years, there really hasn’t been any. I think he’s trending in a good direction and he can really grow the rest of the year.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1392 » by fatlever » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:29 am

slasher monk >>> 3pt shooter monk

i can get behind this version of monk.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1393 » by luciano-davidwesley » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:52 am

At the conclusion of today’s game with the TWolves...
Monk is averaging 15.4 points, 4 rebounds and 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.2 turn overs off the bench so far in February on 48.3/47.4/83.3% shooting.

He is averaging 28.4 minutes a game in February. Not bad offensively other than the assists to turnover ratio.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1394 » by euphorbus » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:11 pm

Rich4114 wrote:Who have we had on this roster recently, outside of Kemba that has shown the finishing ability at the rim that Malik has? Also going back to how our other 22 year old prospects have looked over the years, there really hasn’t been any. I think he’s trending in a good direction and he can really grow the rest of the year.


That's what I have been trying to say the past two years. You do not trade a guy with the "It" factor, and Monk has it.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1395 » by Rich4114 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:17 pm

Monk and Devonte on the floor at the same time works really well. It’s small but it’s so quick and active. At what point do we consider trying Monk as the starting SG?
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1396 » by CuseMayne » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:45 am

Rich4114 wrote:Monk and Devonte on the floor at the same time works really well. It’s small but it’s so quick and active. At what point do we consider trying Monk as the starting SG?


I do think he should get the chance to start, especially since we are outside of the playoff picture, to see where he can excel the most. I wouldn't have minded him starting over Caleb Martin the other night when Rozier was out. However, I still think his most likely role will be as a sixth man that provides instant offense. I hope he continues showing improvements.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1397 » by Rich4114 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:06 pm

I didn't get to watch the game the other night, but does anyone know the rationale behind starting Caleb Martin over Monk? I can only assume it's due to JB wanting that scoring spark off the bench, but outside of that it's pretty bizarre.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1398 » by the_process » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:20 pm

We want the Monk
Give up the Monk
Ooowwwww we need the Monk
Gotta have that Monk

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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1399 » by BigSlam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:06 pm

Rich4114 wrote:I didn't get to watch the game the other night, but does anyone know the rationale behind starting Caleb Martin over Monk? I can only assume it's due to JB wanting that scoring spark off the bench, but outside of that it's pretty bizarre.

I think that was because Terry was out Monk was played as the primary back up PG.


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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1400 » by euphorbus » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:08 am

It is time to start Monk and see what he can do over a month's time. Put him in a position to succeed, alongside Graham and Washington or Batum--not Rozier and Bridges.

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