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Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Malik Monk was one of the most impressive players that he scouted prior to the draft. "The ability to create space off the catch and off the dribble to get his own shot, which is very difficult to do.," Clifford said. "Plus, he can really play without the ball. He’s a dynamic scorer and he’s also very athletic." Monk wasn't expected to fall to No. 11, so he didn't even work out for the Hornets. Charlotte is obviously thrilled to have him and Clifford said he will give him a look at point guard during the Summer League -- he played off the ball at Kentucky and played the point in high school. With a strong offseason, Monk could become Charlotte's sixth man right away.

Sporting News

Jun 25 - 9:41 AM

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Monk was drafted by the Hornets with the 11th pick of the 2017 Draft.

RotoWire

Jun 22 - 9:08 PM

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The Hornets selected Malik Monk with the 11th pick in the draft. If you’re about buckets, Monk is your guy. The Kentucky Wildcat had a team-high 19.8 points per game  with solid shooting numbers: 45.0 percent from the field, 39.7 percent from three and 82.2 percent from the line. Monk’s lack of size at just 6’3" raises some concerns about how he’ll do at the next level, especially with just 20.4 percent of his shots coming within just three feet. Plus, there was also some talk of Monk possibly having to shift to point guard to offset the height disadvantage. The Hornets recently traded away Marco Belinelli, so Monk will likely be their sixth man off the bench as a combo guard.

Jun 22 - 8:49 PM

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Malik Monk is scheduled for a solo workout with the 76ers on Thursday. Monk projects to go towards the back half of the lottery on draft day, so if Philly likes what they see during his workout, perhaps they'll discuss the possibility of trading down on draft day. Monk certainly would fill a major need for the 76ers in his ability to shoot the lights out from beyond the arc, so that would be an ideal landing spot for him in terms of fantasy hoops.

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Jun 13 - 5:35 PM

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The Knicks are scheduled to workout Malik Monk early next week, according to Ian Begley of ESPN. If Monk is still on the board when the Knicks pick at No. 8, New York will have to seriously consider selecting the sharp shooter out of Kentucky. Although the Knicks desperately need a PG, and Monk is more of an undersized combo guard, he is the best shooter in the draft. In a league that places incredible value on players able to knock down perimeter jumpers, it's hard to imagine Monk falling out of the top 10. In fact, some mock drafts have Philly taking him third overall.

ESPN.com

Jun 10 - 11:21 AM

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Suns Assistant General Manager Pat Connelly was impressed with Malik Monk's shooting range during his workout in Phoenix. "He has one of those strokes that adjusts well to the deeper shot," Connelly said. "He shoots it easy. Even when we were shooting shots behind the NBA 3, he still kind of had the same form and it went in a lot. … He naturally will adjust to that range with no issue." Monk is a capable scorer and lethal from long-range, but taking him No. 4 overall would be a reach for Phoenix.

AZ Central

Jun 07 - 1:39 PM

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President Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills were on hand to watch Malik Monk play Friday at his agency's pro workout day, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.com. The report adds the Knicks are enamored with Monk, but it's possible he won't make it to No. 8 in the draft. Monk is an undersized shooting guard at just 6'3", which has brought some questions of him possibly sliding over to the one. The Knicks are liking to add a perimeter player with their pick.

ESPN.com

May 26 - 5:41 PM

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Some NBA executives believe Malik Monk needs to make the switch to point guard. The execs cite his smaller size at 6'3" and lack of length with a below-average wingspan for an NBA player. Monk sure can fill it up and is known for his 47-point explosion against North Carolina, averaging 19.8 points per game in his freshman season. He didn't really run the offense much at Kentucky with only 2.3 assists per game, so it won't be an easy switch.

NY Post

May 18 - 9:15 PM

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Malik Monk has declared for the 2017 NBA draft. "What I love about Malik is that, as the season went on, he learned how to help our team win by doing more than just score," said John Calipari. "He became an efficient player who I believe will make an immediate impact at the next level." Monk was Kentucky's top scorer during his one-and-done season there, putting in averages of 19.8 points, 2.7 triples, 2.3 dimes and 2.0 turnovers per contest on 49.7 percent shooting, and he's currently projected to go within the top-5 on draft day.

NBA.com

Apr 04 - 4:30 PM

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