Since Malik Monk was drafted onto the Charlotte Hornets, you haven’t seen him take a shot or dribble through traffic or get into a defensive stance.
“I’m playing for the greatest player who ever played basketball,” Monk said Tuesday of Hornets owner and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan.
“I was surprised a lot of teams passed on me,” said Monk, who averaged 19.8 points in his one college season at Kentucky.
The primary reason 6-foot-3 shooting guard Monk was chosen by the Hornets was for his gift as a shooter and a scorer.
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.