There hasn’t been a lot to get excited about in regards to the 2021-22 NBA season for the Los Angeles Lakers. However, one of the bright spots this season is the performance of shooting guard, Malik Monk.

Monk was the No. 11 overall pick out of Kentucky by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2017 NBA Draft. He surprised a lot of people when he signed a veteran’s minimum contract with the Lakers last offseason after the Hornets didn’t offer him an extension.

Many people thought he would sign for at least a mid-level exception, but he thought Los Angeles was the best spot for him. He proved to correct in that statement, as he is having an excellent season with the Lakers.

Monk is putting up career-high numbers across the board. He is averaging 13 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 27.1 minutes per game. This is the best shooting season of his career, as he is making 47.1 percent of his shots overall and connecting on 39.9 percent of his 3-point attempts.

He was beginning to turn the corner last season but has figured it out with the Lakers this season.