February 22, 2020, 9:40 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk hit 5-of-15 shots from the field en route to his 15 points off the bench on Saturday, adding three triples, four rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes.
Monk's poor shooting tonight aside, he did manage to crack the double-digit scoring mark again while also making a significant contribution in the 3s made category. He should be worth an end-of-bench slot in standard leagues moving forward.
February 20, 2020, 11:22 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk came out of the break strong with another 25-point outing to add onto six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes.
Monk was a catalyst in another Hornets' road victory. Again, he is worth holding onto while he's scoring like this and the shot is falling. When the shot struggles, he doesn't offer much else and should be jettisoned back to waiver wires in standard leagues.
February 12, 2020, 11:40 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk came off the bench on Wednesday and dropped 25 points with four rebounds, three assists, a steal, two blocks and three triples.
Monk was awesome tonight and led the bench squad in a comeback win against the Wolves on the road. He accumulated stats across the board and had a hot streak before this game so you can ride him while he's hot, but he's not known to be a defensive stalwart so don't expect those numbers to be a regular occurrence. The triples and points are reliable for now though.
February 12, 2020, 6:40 pmTerry RozierPG, Charlotte Hornets
Terry Rozier will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Wolves as he deals with soreness in his left knee.
Rozier's injury popped up very close to tip-off. With the news, Devonte' Graham will be asked to do a lot more on offense while Malik Monk could see additional opportunity off the bench. Monk should be looked at in DFS and could be streamed in standard leagues. The Hornets are likely giving Rozier the night off so that he can be even more refreshed after the All-Star break. Expect Rozier back for their next game on Thursday vs. the Bulls barring any setback.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
February 10, 2020, 10:07 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk was excellent off the Hornets' bench on Monday as he posted 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting, adding three rebounds, one assist, two 3s and three steals.
Monk has scored in double figures in five straight games now and is coming off back-to-back games where he's scored 19 points. He's settled into a sixth-man role and is worth picking up in 14-team leagues or deeper.
February 8, 2020, 9:34 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk came off the bench on Saturday and scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting with three triples in 28 minutes.
Monk has scored 19 points in back-to-back games but is too inconsistent to trust. He is outside the top-250 on the season and would need to string a few more good games together to earn consideration in standard leagues.
February 4, 2020, 10:49 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges had a strong performance in a loss to the Rockets on Monday, putting up his fourth double-double of the season with 20 points (8-of-17 shooting), 15 rebounds, a steal, a block and a three in 39 minutes.
Bridges is hot right now, and the Hornets have increased his role. He's unlikely to keep up his recent top-50 run, but if he continues to play around 35 minutes for the rest of the season, Bridges is a safe bet to set up shop well inside the top-100. On the other hand, a player who's as inconsistent as it gets in Malik Monk had a nice game with 19 points, six rebounds, one block and two triples in 31 minutes off the bench.
February 3, 2020, 9:55 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk had a decent outing off the bench on Monday, scoring 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting to go with five rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Monk has been playing above par lately and his name is swirling around trade rumors. He's not much more than a points league or 3-point specialist streamer as the inconsistent play is going to be hard to hang onto.
February 3, 2020, 12:58 amMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
The Knicks are seeking a guard at the trade deadline and view Malik Monk as a potential target, per Ian Begley of SNY.
Monk recently recently expressed surprise at his inclusion in trade rumors, but this is now a few outlets mentioning interest from New York. He's having the best season of his three-year career, though that's a low bar to clear and he's shooting a dreadful .258 from the 3-point line. A change of scenery might do him some good but the Hornets probably won't just be moving him for the sake of moving him considering their own development curve.
January 27, 2020, 11:13 amMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk expressed surprise at his name popping up in trade rumors and shared his commitment to the Hornets.
Monk was responding to a report about the Knicks being interested in trading for him. He responded with the typical, cookie-cutter non-answer. Monk has been playing his best basketball as of late, emerging as a spark plug off the bench, and the truth is that Charlotte should probably be testing the market to see what they can get for the inconsistent 21-year-old. Monk's not a stash per se, given that he's not likely to start wherever he gets traded, but he'd be a speculative add if trade rumors prove true.
Source: The Athletic
January 24, 2020, 6:19 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk went bonkers against the Bucks on Friday in Paris, registering a career-high 31 points (10-of-17 FG), five rebounds, five assists, three 3-pointers, one steal and one block.
Monk was barely getting minutes before he dropped 20 points in the Hornets prior games vs. the Magic back on Monday, and he easily eclipsed that mark against the Bucks. If you have some room pick him up and try to ride the hot streak, but we've seen glimpses of this before from Monk. In all likelihood, a slump will show up soon enough.
January 6, 2020, 5:35 pmMichael Kidd-GilchristSF, Charlotte Hornets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (illness) will not play on Monday.
Kidd-Gilchrist has seen minimal playing time in the last couple of weeks. Meanwhile, Caleb Martin and Jalen McDaniels have returned from the G League. Cody Zeller and Malik Monk could see a couple of extra minutes for now.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
December 20, 2019, 3:39 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk (left hip contusion) is not on the injury report, indicating he will not miss Saturday's game against the Jazz.
Monk has been up and down throughout the season and had been gaining steam before this injury knocked him out of Wednesday's game. The Jazz are not the easiest opposition so you may want to wait and see the next hot streak appear before you bother adding him into your lineup and suffering from his inconsistent shooting.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
December 18, 2019, 10:14 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk was unable to return to Wednesday's game against the Cavs and finished his evening with five points and a 3-pointer in 12 minutes.
Monk was coming off an outstanding game but laid a complete dud, though you can't really fault him for suffering a left hip contusion. He's probably safe to drop in any 12-teamers considering you were only trying to capitalize on a hopeful hot streak to begin with.
December 18, 2019, 8:39 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk (left hip contusion) is doubtful to return to Wednesday's matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He suffered the injury in the first half and doesn't appear likely to make it back. With Monk shelved Dwayne Bacon could get a look as he looks to work his way back into the rotation.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter