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For the Monk Haters

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I don't really understand it. Clifford had him sitting on the bench because he's a rookie and now that he is seeing the floor he is showing everyone why he should have been playing all year. His defense still has a long way to go but this was known when he was drafted. He needs consistent playing time. He is a scorer who needs to feel comfortable and find a rhythm. You can't do that when the coach never lets you see the floor.

In his last five games getting at least 15 minutes (18.8 average) he is averaging 12 points on 44% from the floor and 44% from behind the arch. If you actually watch the games he looks explosive and actually passes the ball pretty well. For those who have said he hasn't shown anything he looks like our most promising rookie since Kemba.

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This guy deserved to ride the pine all season for MCfugingW am I right

 

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5 minutes ago, Shocker said:

I dont recall any Monk haters on this board.  Like zero.

I've already seen people saying he hasn't shown anything, we should look to trade him, omg we should have drafted Donovan Mitchell monk is a bust etc. It's not a lot of people but they're out there.

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There were some people questioning whether or not we should trade Monk a couple weeks ago.

Both he and Willy are playing really off the bench right now.

In Willy's last 5 games (receiving 15 or more minutes), he is averaging 18 minutes per game, 10.2 points (50% FG/ 77% FT), 8.8 rebounds (3.8 offensive), 1.2 assists, 0.8 blocks, 0.8 steals.

If Willy can keep these numbers up he makes Zeller expendable in my opinion. Now I love Cody because he is a fantastic hustler but Willy's numbers these past 5 games are actually better than the numbers Cody put up as a starter last year.

I'd be interested to see if attaching Cody to Batum in a trade could land us a back up point guard.

Unfortunately for us Batum has the worst contract in the league save Joakim Noah but maybe a package of Batum, Zeller, top 10 protected 2019 first round draft pick for Tristan Thompson and George Hill would work.

I don't think the Hornets need to break this thing down yet. I could see a line-up of

PG: Walker, Trade (George Hill???), Draft Pick (Jevon Carter???)

SG: Lamb, Monk, Graham

SF: MKG, Draft Pick (Mikal Bridges???), Bacon

PF: Williams, Kaminsky, Trade (Thompson???)

C: Howard, Hernangomez

Even having the MLE would allow the Hornets to use it on a promising player like Jarrell Martin just in case Willy struggles.

With the right moves, this team is salvageable.

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Monk should be a starter at some point next season. This kid has talent. Who would have thunk it? IDK the entire fanbase of the Hornets. Smh. I gave Clifford the benefit of the doubt, but Monk is showing me that the game has passed Clifford. Time to get some young blood in there as coach. Make it happen Mitch. 

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Sorry Cliff, but you deserve the axe as much as anyone on this team for not playing Monk. Can't wait till he's gone and we have a coach who can actually draw up offensive game plans that work. 

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Rumor has it that Clifford wanted Donovan Mitchell instead of Monk. Cho chose Monk obviously. Rumor has it that MJ was a huge Mitchell fan as well. Take that rumor with a grain of salt. I don't think MJ knows NBA talent from a hole in the ground.

Part of me believes that since Clifford wanted Mitchell, he didn't play him. Clifford played Kaminsky heavily in his rookie year (granted MJ definitely made that selection.)

I like Clifford, he has his faults. He'll get another job quickly though if he wants to coach again. He has worked with rump roast since arriving in Charlotte in 2013. He coached a team to the playoffs with guys like Josh McRoberts and Chris Douglas Roberts getting extended minutes. Kemba has gotten much better under Clifford.

I think Clifford should get one more year because I don't believe we can hire someone better. Generally, you don't fire someone that's had success (very low bar since NBA returned here) unless you know you can get someone better.

 

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On 4/2/2018 at 10:42 AM, JakeDel5674 said:

Trade Kemba, package Batum, Draft Trae Young, please. 

Trae Young is a bust waiting to happen 

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12 hours ago, bull123 said:

Trae Young is a bust waiting to happen 

LOL, same thing was said about Steph Curry. 

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Monk reminds me of a more athletic Stephen Curry. He can burn you from the 3 point line as well as take the ball in the paint and finish at the rim. That is a rare combo. He should've never been riding the pine. He will become a superstar. 

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2 hours ago, OldNorthPowell said:

Monk reminds me of a more athletic Stephen Curry. He can burn you from the 3 point line as well as take the ball in the paint and finish at the rim. That is a rare combo. He should've never been riding the pine. He will become a superstar. 

And NBA2K still has him as a 72, fuging idiots. 

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