After coming down hard on another player’s ankle in the fourth quarter of a blowout loss against the Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego announced Malik Monk had suffered an ankle sprain and will be reevaluated in two weeks.
Here's what we know about Malik Monk's status after James Borrego's pre-game presser https://t.co/KGgvtkmwhC— Jacob Rude (@JacobRude) April 2, 2021
Borrego seems to have made the announcement during his pre-game media availability. He added that Brad Wanamaker is likely to see an uptick in minutes in Monk’s absence, with Caleb and Cody Martin also becoming more crucial parts of the rotation. As one of the world’s biggest Grant Riller fans, I’m going to use this space to advocate for giving him a crack at it, too.
The Hornets have responded to adversity well throughout the season, but it’s going to be hard to produce consistent offense without Monk and LaMelo Ball for an extended period.
Devonte’ Graham, Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier and PJ Washington are all going to have to have a near-perfect game on a nightly basis for Charlotte to have a chance at outscoring it’s opponents. It will be interesting to see how the adjustments begin tonight in Indianapolis.