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Perley’s Press Pass: Monk Credits Recent Play to ‘Growing Up, Taking Responsibility’

Over the past three weeks, Malik Monk has quietly been one of the efficiently productive bench scorers in the entire NBA. The third-year guard has had similar hot stretches before in his professional career, but nothing to this extent. It seems like the light has turned on for Monk and only burning brighter and brighter with youth becoming a heavier focus for the Hornets organization moving forward.

“I really just had to grow up and think about what can help the team when Devonte’ or Terry aren’t scoring,” said Monk. “Miles can’t do everything, Cody can’t do everything, so somebody else has to step up.