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Hornets coach Steve Clifford said he didn't play Malik Monk on Saturday vs. the Clippers because he needed more defense. "You lose six in a row and the defense has been bad," Clifford said. "It’s not Malik’s fault, it’s just his position; [Michael Carter-Williams is] a difference-maker defensively." This was Monk's first DNP-CD of the season, but he hasn't been playing much since Nicolas Batum returned with 18 or fewer minutes in his last four outings. He can be dropped in most re-draft formats.

Rotoworld

Nov 19 - 9:21 AM

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Malik Monk played a season-low nine minutes on Wednesday, scoring five points with three boards and one 3-pointer. The rookie can be cut for a hot free agent now that Nicolas Batum (elbow) is healthy, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has returned from a personal absence, and Jeremy Lamb is locked into solid minutes with the second unit. We'll let you know if he emerges with reliable value.

Rotoworld

Nov 15 - 11:02 PM

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Coach Steve Clifford said Malik Monk should continue to be a combo guard and he would have to be a point guard to be a starter in the NBA. Clifford talked up Monk's pick-and-roll game, which is a huge part of what the Hornets do on offense -- only James Harden has more PNR possessions per game than Kemba Walker (Synergy). Monk is starting to turn the corner with two 20-plus scoring games in his last four, but he still has to add a little more to his stat line to be a reliable fantasy option.

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Nov 09 - 4:20 PM

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Malik Monk hit 8-of-17 shots and five 3-pointers for 21 points, two rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes of Tuesday's 118-113 loss to the Knicks. Monk tallied a grand total of eight points over his previous two games, but scored 25 points last Wednesday. Monk, along with starter Jeremy Lamb (15 points) are going to take a hit once Nicolas Batum is back from his elbow injury, which should happen sometime around Thanksgiving.

Nov 07 - 10:34 PM

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Monk finished with 21 points (8-17 FG, 5-13 3Pt), three assists and two rebounds across 27 minutes during Tuesday's 118-113 loss to the Knicks.

RotoWire

Nov 07 - 12:46 AM

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Malik Monk dished out a career-high eight assists in 20 minutes on Sunday, adding six points, three rebounds and one 3-pointer in a loss to the Timberwolves. Monk has been thrust into an expanded role by necessity, but Charlotte is starting to get their depth back. Michael Carter-Williams (knees) made his season debut tonight, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) is day-to-day, and Nicolas Batum (elbow) is aiming for a mid-November return.

Nov 05 - 11:17 PM

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Hornets coach Steve Clifford said the thing he liked best about Malik Monk on Wednesday was his not settling for long jump shots every possession. "Tonight, it was his decision-making," Clifford said. "When he plays attacking – going to the basket – he’s a very good passer, too." Monk carried the Hornets against the Bucks with 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and he's also been impressive as the backup PG with Michael Carter-Williams and Julyan Stone both injured. He's hot right now, but Monk will lose value when Nicolas Batum (elbow) comes back.

Charlotte Observer

Nov 02 - 9:49 AM

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Monk accumulated a career-high 25 points (10-17 FG, 5-8 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and one steal across 23 minutes during Wednesday's 126-121 win over the Bucks.

RotoWire

Nov 01 - 11:12 PM

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Malik Monk caught fire late in Wednesday's win over the Bucks with 25 points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and five 3-pointers in 23 minutes. He was incredible down the stretch, scoring 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter. Monk became just the fifth Hornets rookie with 5+ 3-pointers in a game, and just the second rookie to do that this season (Lauri Markkanen is the other). As good as he was tonight, Monk took advantage of some extra playing time with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist leaving with an illness and will be hard to rely on going forward. Nicolas Batum (elbow) could also be back in a couple weeks.

Nov 01 - 9:58 PM

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Malik Monk played 24 minutes and hit 5-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, four boards, three assists and a block in Monday's 104-99 win over the Grizzlies. He's coming on, scoring in double figures in three of his last four games and could be headed for a timeshare with Jeremy Lamb until Nicolas Batum makes his debut. Monk's not a must-own player, especially given his terrible field goal percentage (20.5 percent coming into this one), but he's certainly worth keeping an eye on.

Oct 30 - 10:43 PM

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