Malik Monk Scouting Report
Guard, Kentucky, Freshman
NBA Skill-Set Comparison: Zach LaVine, Jamal Murray
Best Case Comparison: Lou Williams, Bradley Beal
Knockdown spot up shooter. Dynamic scorer with deep range and a confident shot. Explosive athlete with a dangerous pull up which gives him ability to attack the rim. Natural feel for the game on the offensive end. Clutch scorer against extremely talented opposition in college. High-upside scorer.
Too small to be a 2, doesn't have skills to be a 1. Not a talented creator off the dribble, not a good finisher at the rim. Poor scorer out of isolations and pick-n-rolls (less than 10% of his offense at Kentucky). Poor decision-maker: forces bad shots (causes inconsistent effeciency), can make simple passes but lacks any hint of ability to play the 1 (just wants buckets).