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Malik Monk reinstated by the NBA

Monk was suspended back in February.

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A former Kentucky star received some very good news while the NBA season has been suspended due to the coronavirus.

Back in February, Malik Monk was suspended indefinitely by the league for violating the NBA’s anti-drug program.

Josh Sims of Fox46 in Charlotte reported Monday that Monk has been reinstated by the league.

Monk hasn’t had the start to his NBA career that I think a lot of people expected him to have but he has slowly progressed into a much better player for the Charlotte Hornets before the suspension.

During his rookie season, Monk averaged just 6.7 points on 36% shooting while getting 13.5 minutes a game.

In his second season, his averages jumped up to 8.9 points a game on 38.7% shooting and was getting 17.2 minutes a game.

He was having his best season yet in his third year before the suspension when his point average jumped to 10.3 per game with his best FG% of his career with 43.4%. He was also getting the most minutes of his career playing 21.3 a night.

We all know what Monk is capable of doing as we saw him average 19.8 points on 45% shooting and 39.7% shooting from three during his one season at Kentucky.

Unfortunately, Monk just hasn’t been able to find the same success in the league but as you can see, he was trending in the right direction before the suspension.

Hearing that Monk has been reinstated by the league is nothing but good news and hopefully it is the start of something big going forward in his career.