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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#1401 » by Diop » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:18 am

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 it has a lot to do with set systems and plays. Putting Martin in the starting line up means that is the only adjustment.
Putting monk in the starting line up means there has to be adjustments with almost all lineups as it changes the rotations. Both with the starters and the bench mob.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1402 » by BlackOutBuzz » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:22 am

I'm fine if Monk's long-term role is off the bench, but I just want them to give him a spot start over a G-Leaguer in order to get this off his back. Image

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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1403 » by Rich4114 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:07 am

BlackOutBuzz wrote:I'm fine if Monk's long-term role is off the bench, but I just want them to give him a spot start over a G-Leaguer in order to get this off his back. Image

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I am more of the mindset of let’s put our most productive players out there to start. Terry is the one who should be coming off the bench.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1404 » by euphorbus » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:58 am

BlackOutBuzz wrote:I'm fine if Monk's long-term role is off the bench, but I just want them to give him a spot start over a G-Leaguer in order to get this off his back. Image


Unbelievable. Give credit where credit is due, is all I want. Besides, how can management find out who the best starters are if some of their best young talent never starts? This whole season is one long audition. Frankly, it suggests incompetence.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1405 » by BigSlam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:13 pm

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BlackOutBuzz wrote:I'm fine if Monk's long-term role is off the bench, but I just want them to give him a spot start over a G-Leaguer in order to get this off his back. Image

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I am more of the mindset of let’s put our most productive players out there to start. Terry is the one who should be coming off the bench.

You don’t think Terry has been productive?


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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1406 » by Rich4114 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:09 pm

He puts up the stats. But productive in the sense of the team playing well with him on the floor? Nope.
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Post#1407 » by DY_nasty » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:58 pm

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BlackOutBuzz wrote:I'm fine if Monk's long-term role is off the bench, but I just want them to give him a spot start over a G-Leaguer in order to get this off his back. Image


Unbelievable. Give credit where credit is due, is all I want. Besides, how can management find out who the best starters are if some of their best young talent never starts? This whole season is one long audition. Frankly, it suggests incompetence.

frankly, monk has been terrible most of his nba career. i get that memories get short, but bacon had more consistent stretch of play than monk ever has :lol:

he's getting better, good. that's all there is to it
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1408 » by Rich4114 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:47 pm

Well, if he continues this through the end of the season then we may have something. He’s really young and it seems like he’s playing with more intelligence lately, which is what is needed to connect his athletic ability to on court success.
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Post#1409 » by Liver_Pooty » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:40 am

Why should Rozier come off the bench?
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Post#1410 » by DY_nasty » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:26 am

Liver_Pooty wrote:Why should Rozier come off the bench?

graham or rozier should at this point imo

they need to be staggered
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1411 » by Rich4114 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:41 pm

Liver_Pooty wrote:Why should Rozier come off the bench?


Just seems like we play better with other combinations that don’t include Terry. Terry likes to look for his own shot regardless of the situation so I would rather he play with lesser offensively skilled players from our second unit and be the primary PG to spell Devonte.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1412 » by JMAC3 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:26 pm

If we land the number 1 pick then Edwards could be headed our way or Lamelo. So chances are high Monk will be coming off the bench next year too. Also, it could keep his contract a bit lower too


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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1413 » by Chapelchilla » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:20 pm

I had just about given up on Monk, he has proved some of ya'll right lately. I hope he continues to ball like this.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1414 » by CatgutStitches » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:23 pm

Say what you will about Monk, he is so damn entertaining to watch play.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1415 » by BigSlam » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:55 pm

CatgutStitches wrote:Say what you will about Monk, he is so damn entertaining to watch play.

Entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating.

If he can ever ratio it out to 1 frustrating to every 5 entertainings then he’ll really develop into something special.


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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1416 » by CatgutStitches » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:15 pm

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CatgutStitches wrote:Say what you will about Monk, he is so damn entertaining to watch play.

Entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating. Then entertaining. Then frustrating.

If he can ever ratio it out to 1 frustrating to every 5 entertainings then he’ll really develop into something special.


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Even when he's frustrating he's entertaining. He may not always be helpful to winning basketball but he's a human highlight reel, even when he screws up. I just really enjoy watching him play, especially since he's clearly gotten some confidence back lately.

I dont know if anyone caught it but during the Bulls game they talked about how he realized that he needs to put in more time and more thought into his game as opposed to just showing up and playing. I hope he's turned a corner in maturity and this continues his growth.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1417 » by fatlever » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:54 pm

it all changed when he realized he cant shoot, while also realizing he can get to the rim almost anytime.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1418 » by euphorbus » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:36 pm

fatlever wrote:It all changed when he realized he cant shoot, while also realizing he can get to the rim almost anytime.


Monk is shooting 49.5% from the field in seven games in February, and 45.2% from three. He just needs to keep it up through the end of the season.

He has so much room for improvement in other areas of his game, but he has great talent, and sees the court well. I am optimistic he can do it. A lot of NBA guys work on one or two facets of their game in the off-season. I would point to passing and ball control, besides adjusting the arc on his three-point shots.
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Post#1419 » by Joel Embust » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:11 pm

BlackOutBuzz wrote:I'm fine if Monk's long-term role is off the bench, but I just want them to give him a spot start over a G-Leaguer in order to get this off his back. Image

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Monk will move into the starting lineup against the Pacers.
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Re: We Want the Monk: The Malik Monk Thread 

Post#1420 » by Rich4114 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:25 pm

Apparently Monk just got suspended by the NBA for the anti-drug program and will be reinstated once he is in compliance. That's so incredibly vague. Does this mean he was smoking weed? Last thing this guy needed right now especially after finally turning the corner.

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