Sacramento Kings & Malik Monk Can Both Cash In This Year



It's been six years for Malik Monk. In a mostly disastrous season in which the Lakers did almost everything wrong, Monk was the major piece they got right, signed on a remarkably cheap minimum contract before he went out and had a career-best year: 13.8 points, 47.3% shooting, 39.1% 3-point shooting. Last year, his numbers were down slightly in Sacramento (13.5 points, 44.8% shooting, 35.9% on 3s) but he was much more effective as a weapon—a consistent threat off the bench who was the centerpiece of the second unit and was comfortable running with old friend De'Aaron Fox (they were teammates at Kentucky) and the first unit. Coach Mike Brown was sure to press the media for their Monk votes.

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