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Malik Monk
Malik Monk
Position: G
Born: 02/04/98
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Salary: $2,904,480
Malik Monk put LeBron James’ greatness into perspective prior to his Charlotte Hornets’ clash with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. Monk, who is a rookie, was asked prior to the game what it was like going up against a guy he grew up watching in James. “It’s super weird. He was in his prime when I was watching. He’s still in his prime now. It’s crazy,” Monk said.
Clifford feels the Hornets regressed defensively last season, and he plans to toughen his expectations in that regard. He has already discussed this in detail with Monk. “We’ve watched film. I’ve made edits of his defense in college. It won’t be OK” for Monk to guard as he did at Kentucky, Clifford said recently. “It’s just a different world, and they’re going to go at him more. “He’s a terrific athlete, he’s highly competitive and I’m confident we can help him figure that piece out.”
Hornets coach Steve Clifford wanted to experiment some with Monk playing the point at Orlando Summer League. Monk’s ankle sprain delayed that experiment, but the Hornets figure to explore that option in the preseason. As to Monk’s playmaking ability, he’s already made an impression on a veteran teammate in a handful of pre-camp workouts. “I didn’t know (his game) a whole lot when we drafted him, just highlights,” said Hornets center Cody Zeller. “These past few weeks have been really good (in demonstrating) his knack for the game, particularly offensively.”