In the best time of their season, the Lakers can thank several surprising elements that are pulling the team to the top. One of them even deserves the highest praise, given the sparkling form he displays in the last few matches!
For once this season, a shy smile can be seen on the faces of their fans. In recent days, the Lakers have been making their supporters happy, with results more in line with the standing of the franchise. Winners of their last 4 games, and even 5 of their last 6 outings, Frank Vogel’s men thus remain firmly established in their 6th place in the West (21-19).
There are many reasons for this recent return to form in Los Angeles. The first is the return of several important players from the rotation, a time unavailable due to injuries or the Covid protocol. Another comes down to the paid replacement of Lebron james at post 5, always synonymous with victory since its inception. Finally, a good part of the credit can go to a certain Malik Monk.
Malik Monk’s indecent address
Recruited at a measly price this summer, Monk literally exceeds expectations among the Angelinos. Since leaving the infirmary, on the occasion of Christmas Day, he has even posted an unbeatable performance, which has recently earned him LBJ’s strong compliments. It only takes a glance at his statistics for the period to understand the extent of his exploits!
Malik Monk over the last 7 Games:
29 Points – 55% FG – 7 Threes
24 Points – 53% FG – 6 Threes
22 Points – 57% FG – 4 Threes
18 Points – 54% FG – 2 Threes
15 Points – 66% FG – 2 Threes
25 Points – 50% FG – 3 Threes
20 Points – 61% FG – 3 Threes pic.twitter.com/iMaoijJr6M
– Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) January 8, 2022
The fact that the former Hornets’ nugget is spinning at over 20 points per game on this sample isn’t necessarily the most surprising. After all, Lik had already shown tremendous scoring skills in high school, during his season in Kentucky, or even in bits and pieces in the NBA. The craziest is undoubtedly his percentages accompanying these boxes, quite incredible for a crazy shooter like him.
Whether in terms of the overall shoot (56.3%), or even more behind the 3-point line (48.2%), Monk borders on insolence. His teammates of course hope that, failing to be able to continue this momentum throughout the rest of the season, he will maintain an effective performance in his role as scorer off the bench. For that, he will have to maintain the overflowing confidence that he is showing these days!
On a small cloud for a few days, Malik Monk is the immense happiness of the Lakers. All this, remember, for a minimum veteran contract, offered to a young player that nobody wanted last summer!