Charlotte Hornets: 5 Early Predictions for 2019-20 Season

Charlotte Hornets Malik Monk. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Malik Monk. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Charlotte Hornets Malik Monk (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

Malik Monk will go off and have a career season

With my final prediction, I see Malik Monk having the best season of his career. Monk has spent a lot of time coming off the bench, and he has yet to get his chance to be a starter.

Monk got inconsistent minutes last season, but he did manage to play in ten more games than he did in his rookie season. His point average also went up, as he averaged 8.9 points per game off the bench.

Since the Hornets lost Jeremy Lamb, the team will need a new starting shooting guard. Monk has worked his butt off for the Hornets these past two seasons, and he deserves his starting role.

Monk has a lot to offer as a starter, one of them being his ability to shoot the deep ball. Monk was able to knock down over 100 threes last season; imagine what his numbers could be as a starter.

In a loss to the Atlanta Hawks last season, Monk managed to knock down seven threes! This was a new career high for him and it shows that he’s a player who can do some damage when he gets hot.

If Monk can improve his offensive consistency and his defense, then I think he will be a dangerous weapon for Charlotte. I just hope he did not miss out on getting better since he decided not to participate in Summer League this year.

Next. Charlotte Hornets should look at reuniting with Jeremy Lin. dark

With that being said, I see Monk averaging at least 15 points per game for Charlotte next season. He has been on a scoring incline, and next season should be his breakout season.

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