Malik Monk is a prospect who has shown flashes that he has the capability of becoming a solid NBA player.
Malik Monk played one season at Kentucky, in which he set the nation on fire and at times seemed as if he was the best scorer in the nation.
In his one season at Kentucky, Monk averaged 19.8 points and 2.3 assists while shooting 39 percent from behind the arc.
Due to his superb season Monk received many accolades, most notably SEC player of the year and the Jerry West award.
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Malik Monk’s accomplishments throughout the season made him the third ever recipient of the Jerry West award. An award which is given to the best male shooting guard in NCAA Division 1 basketball.
Monk scored 30 or more points a total of four times. This includes scoring a career high of 47 points against North Carolina.
Monk plays with a confidence like no other. It seems as if he thinks every shot he attempts is going in which is a great mindset but can be dangerous as well.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are in need of this type of culture for their bench who showed last season that they struggled to score on a consistent basis.
He has the skill set to be a player who can check into a game and shoot his team right back into it.
In his one season at Kentucky, Monk showed that he is one of the most elite players in this year’s draft class and that there is a possibility he may bring that same impact he had on Kentucky to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Malik Monk is an NBA ready guard who will surely quickly adapt to the NBA. He may be the missing piece that Tom Thibodeau’s young Timberwolves team is lacking.
Here are some pros and cons that come with drafting Malik Monk.