Malik Monk shot 7-of-14 from the field and 2-of-2 from the foul line in Monday’s 127-117 loss to New Orleans, recording 21 points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals, and five 3-pointers in 31 minutes.
Monk continues to shine in the sixth-man role, providing 7th-round per-game value in 8-cat formats. A double-digit scorer in six straight games, he’s put up 21 or more in three of the last four. Monk may come off the bench, but he’s been three rounds better than starter Kevin Huerter in 8-cat, with Red Velvet being the better option in 9-cat. Huerter played 32 minutes on Monday, finishing with 12 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two 3-pointers. Monk is rostered in 63% of Yahoo leagues, a fair percentage given the production and the Kings’ lack of reliable bench options beyond him.