Malik Monk Discussion: Welcome To The Lakers!

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  1. Kobe Bryant 8

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    Like this one a lot, only 23 years old, shot 40% from last year, I didn’t think he was an option, super solid move.
     
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    Doesn't have the experience as Mills but Monk is bigger and YOUNG.
     
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    Can’t lie, excited when I heard the news, but that’s mainly just based on name recognition. I don’t actually know much about him. Can he play point? If not, it feels like we suddenly have a surplus of guys who can play 2 or 3, and seems it might be tricky to balance the rotations.
     
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    What’s the deal / how did we acquire him?
     
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    I like the injection of youth on this team, but not sure I would call him a shooter just yet, prior to this year, he was pretty bad from 3.
     
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    To be fair, defense can be improved with a coach like Vogel. Just not if you’re Harrell inept or Drummond dumb.
     
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    Monk broke out when he had a real distributor on the team. We have two of those. Great pick up on the cheap.
     
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    Meh...

    He was great from 3 last year at 40%, but the prior were 34, 33 and 28 (damn). You can argue that he has been improving

    Would prefer Patty, he is a dog, shoots as well or better and can playmake.
    Monk will really be a shooter, so if the shot is not going in...

    Hope he proves me wrong, rooting for him!
     
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    Based on what I seen of him, he has to be our starting SG. He’s young, athletic, can shoot. He’s balance out our old starting line up.
     
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    From all accounts he seems like a horrible defender but i hope the big 3s influence rubs off on him.
     
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    We lost due to the lack of O, it was painful to watch to be honest. At least now, we'll be able to score 100 points in the PO ;)
     
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    Well, you guys wanted someone young, who is athletic and can score and shoot....


    ...happy now?

    He has steadily improved as a shooter and is our 4th guy now who can hit the 3 at the 40+% clip if I am counting that right.
     
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    OK, he came for the minimum. At that age? What’s the gotcha with him?
     
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    Pretty bad defensively
     
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    Read some murmurs about him having a cocaine problem
     

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