On the day of post-season interviews, Charlotte Hornets fans learned some huge news about Malik Monk.
For the past three and a half months, the Charlotte Hornets have been quiet on the status of Malik Monk. After being suspended on February 26th, fans now know that he was actually reinstated quicker than expected.
Monk was originally suspended indefinitely because he tested positive for performance enhancement drugs. His suspension came the day after the first start of his career against the Indiana Pacers.
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However, fans got an update on Monk from General Manager Mitch Kupchak on the day of post-season interviews. On Monday, Kupchak told the media that Monk was reinstated during the NBA’s hiatus.
Kupchak added that Monk went through the program and was reinstated as soon as possible. Since being reinstated, Monk has been participating in all of the team’s virtual activities, as well as working out in the team’s training facility. Monk will also be allowed to participate in any in-person team activities when the time is allowed.
Since being suspended in late February, Monk was very quiet on social media. Monk never put out an update on Twitter, but he did post a few things on his story on Instagram.
This season was the best of Monk’s career, as he averaged 10.3 points, 2.1 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per game. Even though Monk shot a career-low of 28% from three, he managed to have the best season of his career on 2PT shots by shooting 54%.
As of now, Monk is under contract for the 2020-21 season, which is set to tip-off in December. After his increased playing time this season, will Monk receive even more opportunities next season?
Since the Charlotte Hornets’ season is over, the team will be focusing on the draft, which will occur in October. However, it’s great to hear that Malik Monk is doing well and that he’s ready to play in the future.