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LaMelo Ball and Malik Monk are back from injury

Two key Charlotte Hornets guards are back in action for the stretch run.

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

We talked about this in the preview for tonight’s game between the Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons, but news this good deserves its own special post.

LaMelo Ball and Malik Monk are back for the final ten games of the season. The Hornets have been hurting for offense, and their returns should help a ton. It also makes an already exciting Hornets team even more fun to watch.

Monk will return to his usual role off the bench. He may have some minutes restrictions, but I’d expect him to be one of the first players off the bench.

LaMelo Ball will jump straight back into the starting lineup.

Ball will take Devonte’ Graham’s spot in the starting lineup in a somewhat surprising move. Cody Martin will hang onto his starting role as a defensive stopper and energy guy. I’d expect Graham to get the most minutes among any player coming off the bench.

A game against the Pistons probably wasn’t one worth circling from an entertainment perspective. The return of Ball and Monk changes that. 7:00 can’t get here soon enough.