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Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer said he has no reason to think that Malik Monk (ankle) won't be ready for the season opener. His ankle injury kept him out of the entire Summer League and coach Steve Clifford said in early-September that it was still bothering him, but he has a full month before the season begins. Bonnell adds that Monk will have to "earn his minutes" this season and Clifford won't play him exclusively because he was a lottery pick. Monk could see time at multiple positions, but it sounds like expectations should be tempered in the early going. He's a better pick in dynasty than in re-draft leagues.

Charlotte Observer

Sep 17 - 9:32 AM

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Monk is still working back from the "significant" ankle injury that's plagued him since before the NBA Draft, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

RotoWire

Sep 12 - 12:14 PM

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Malik Monk's ankle is still bothering him according to coach Steve Clifford. Clifford said Monk's ankle sprain was a "significant injury" and it's obviously the reason why he wasn't able to play at Summer League. Clifford added that Monk is still regaining his conditioning and had trouble finishing an optional workout that wasn't physically demanding. He still has plenty of time to get his body right for training camp and there's a lot of talk that he will play some point guard with Michael Carter-Williams (knee) on the shelf, so we'll be watching him closely during the preseason.

Rick Bonnell on Twitter

Sep 10 - 11:20 AM

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Coach Steve Clifford would like to explore the idea of playing Malik Monk at point guard. This has been the trendy story following Monk since summer league -- Monk did not play in summer league due to an ankle injury, though. Clifford has said scoring will be Monk's primary contributions, but now the injury to Michael Carter-Williams could force the hand of the Hornets to play their 6'3" rookie at the one. Keep an eye on Monk's role at camp.

Charlotte Observer

Sep 08 - 4:46 PM

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Coach Steve Clifford would like to explore the idea of playing Malik Monk at point guard. This has been the trendy story following Monk since summer league -- Monk did not play in summer league due to an ankle injury, though. Clifford has said scoring will be Monk's primary contribution, but now the injury to Michael Carter-Williams could force the hand of the Hornets to play their 6'3" rookie at the one. Keep an eye on Monk's role at camp.

Charlotte Observer

Sep 08 - 4:46 PM

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Malik Monk said he believes the Hornets want him to play some PG at the NBA level. "I think they want me to do both," Monk said. "I think I can do it pretty good." Monk added that he will thrive next to Kemba Walker because he thinks the All-Star PG plays similar to his Kentucky teammate De'Aaron Fox. The Hornets don't have great depth behind Kemba with only Michael Carter-Williams on the roster, but we'd like Monk a lot more if the Hornets move Nicolas Batum back up to SF to open up more backcourt minutes. Unless that happens, Monk may have a tough time making an immediate fantasy impact.

Charlotte Observer

Jul 30 - 9:04 AM

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Malik Monk (ankle) said he is targeting Tuesday to start his on-court work. He sprained his ankle in pre-draft workouts and that injury kept him out of summer league. Coach Steve Clifford has said Monk's primary role will be as a scorer, and there's also a chance he gets minutes at the one. Monk has a good chance to be in the rotation, but he's not worth drafting in most leagues.

Charlotte Observer

Jul 29 - 8:24 PM

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Monk (ankle) will be cleared for full basketball activity on August 1st, Kentucky basketball beat writer Jerry Tipton reports.

RotoWire

Jul 29 - 2:52 PM

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Hornets sign G Malik Monk. Monk won't play during Summer League due to a sprained left ankle. It's a lost opportunity for Monk to get his feet wet at the NBA level, while the team evaluates him, but the No. 11 pick is still likely to play a substantial role at both guard positions this year. For fantasy purposes, he'll be a late-round gamble in the hopes that he can offer more than points and 3-pointers as a rookie.

Rick Bonnell on Twitter

Jul 02 - 8:32 PM

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On NBATV, Malik Monk (ankle) said the Hornets are expecting him to play point guard "a lot." He is not playing on Saturday and said he sprained his ankle three weeks before he started working out for teams in pre-draft meetings. Monk said he landed on someone's foot to cause the injury. He said he's been getting treatment on his ankle every day and has been around the team a lot. The rookie guard figures to be a combo guard and should be in the rotation, but likely won't have much fantasy value while the starting unit is healthy.

Jul 01 - 12:03 PM

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