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Batum injury opens door for Malik Monk in Charlotte

It may already be Malik Monk time in Charlotte.

The day after Monk scored 19 points in 23 minutes for the Hornets in a preseason game, there is news that Nicholas Batum suffered a torn ligament in his left elbow and will miss up to 12 weeks. Batum’s injury likely bumps Monk into the starting shooting guard role, alongside Kemba Walker in the backcourt.

The injury also affects Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who will be asked to do more on the wing in Batum’s absence. But for Monk, this is a huge opportunity.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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5 responses to “Batum injury opens door for Malik Monk in Charlotte”

  1. TBW3011

    Difficult to get many shots up with Kemba playing PG.

  2. BigBlueMeade

    Monk looks good in the Hornets jersey

    1. Trevor

      He’d look even better still in a UK jersey 😉

  3. Luether

    Hope Monk takes advantage of this opportunity. He’ll never get a 2nd chance to make a good 1st impression…

    1. BBNDan7

      You don’t say…