Charlotte Hornets G Malik Monk has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NBA’s anti-drug program. The exact details of the suspension have not been made public at time of writing.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported the news via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
Charlotte's Malik Monk has been suspended for violating anti-drug program and will continue until he is determined to be in compliance.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 26, 2020
Monk is in his third year in the NBA out of Kentucky. In 2019 he has played in 55 of 57 games, starting in one of them. He is averaging 10.3 points, 2.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 21.3 minutes this season. These are the best numbers of his NBA career so far, albeit in a smaller sample size.
He has only started in the one game (this year), despite playing in 191 games in three years. There is only one injury in Monk’s history, as he missed the 2017 Summer League season with an ankle injury.
The Hornets are 19-38, good for only 11th in the Eastern Conference. As the suspension starts immediately, they will be without Monk on Wednesday as Charlotte takes on New York.
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