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Malik Monk made 1-of-7 from the field for two points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and one turnover against the Lakers on Saturday. It's not just happening as he drops to just 32.9 percent from the field. The coaching staff wants him to be a point guard, so he'll have to work on that part of his game. He's only 19 years old, so obviously don't rush to conclusions on his long-term prospects.

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Dec 09 - 11:53 PM

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Malik Monk scored six points in 20 minutes vs. the Heat on Friday, hitting just 2-of-9 shots with three assists and one rebound. He missed all four of his 3-pointers and hasn't been able to step up with Kemba Walker (shoulder) out. The Hornets are 8-13 and have lost four straight, so maybe there's a good chance that Monk will be playing a lot more later in the season. He's just a stash in very deep leagues.

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Dec 01 - 11:30 PM

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Coach Steve Clifford said Malik Monk needs to improve defensively in order to see more time on the floor. Prior to Saturday's loss to San Antonio, Monk had played a combined total of four minutes over the Hornets previous four games. Clifford explained that he preferred Michael Carter-Williams over Monk as the backup PG due to MCW's defensive prowess. Coach Cliff did say Monk has shown improvement. However, with his playing time limited, Monk should be left on waiver-wire in all standard leagues.

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Nov 28 - 11:04 AM

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Monk played extended minutes Saturday for the first time in five starts, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports. He scored four points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3PM, 2-3 FT). Monk has been a healthy scratch twice in the last seven games and has seen his playing time dwindle with the return of Michael Carter-Williams (knees). The 11th-overall pick in the 2017 draft had averaged 19 minutes per game over the Hornets' first 14 games, but has averaged fewer than eight minutes over the last five. It's been a challenging rookie season for Monk, who is being asked to play point guard after being a shooting guard last year for Kentucky.

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Nov 26 - 12:12 AM

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Malik Monk triples for Charlotte.