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Malik Monk still doing Malik Monk things in the NBA

A door opened for Malik Monk when Nicolas Batum suffered an elbow injury that will keep him out up to eight months. Batum was to be the Charlotte Hornets’ starting shooting guard, but that spot is now up for grabs in a competition between Monk and veteran Jeremy Lamb.

Monk made a strong case for it to be him, in a preseason game last night.

The former Wildcat led the Hornets with 21 points in a loss to the Boston Celtics. He even surprised fans by moving over to point guard, where he provided some much-needed energy at the position.

Then there is this: a three-pointer late in the game to keep his team close — a shot we saw more than once when Monk was wearing Kentucky blue in Lexington.

Here are the full highlights from the game:

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Article written by Drew Franklin

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4 Comments for Malik Monk still doing Malik Monk things in the NBA

  1. Kernel Sanders
    9:17 am October 12, 2017 Permalink

    If I’m not mistaken, the announcers on this game last night said at first the Batum elbow injury was thought to be worse, but now they expect him back in 3-4 weeks.

  2. BobTheBuilder
    10:00 am October 12, 2017 Permalink

    It’s preseason.

  3. LegggoooCats
    2:11 pm October 12, 2017 Permalink

    Second best draft pick MJ has made with the Hornets. For the time being, you’d have to say Kemba was his best pick, but over time, Monk will get better and better… eventually becoming Jordan’s #1 pick.

  4. IAmTheDanger
    10:05 pm October 12, 2017 Permalink

    The Hornets better have an eraser and pen ready for their record books.