Report: Malik Monk Intends to Sign 4-Year Contract with Sacramento Kings

The recipient of the 2023-24 Kia Sixth Man of the Year Award was the second-highest scorer, with career-best averages of 15.4 points and 5.1 assists per game last season.
Anna Ciao
By: Anna Ciao

Free agent guard Malik Monk, who finished as the runner-up for the 2023-24 Kia NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, is set to sign a four-year, $78 million contract to return to the Sacramento Kings, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Monk plans to finalize the deal after the league's moratorium concludes on July 6.

Free agency officially commences on June 30, but this agreement adhered to all league regulations. According to the new collective bargaining agreement, teams could commence discussions with their unrestricted free agents one day following the conclusion of the NBA Finals.

Since joining the Kings before the 2022-23 season, Monk has developed into one of the NBA's premier bench players. He topped all players in bench points (1,110) and assists (370) last season while achieving career highs with 15.4 points and 5.1 assists per game.

Monk's season came to an early end when he sustained a right MCL sprain on March 29, causing him to miss the final nine regular-season games and the Play-In Tournament.

Originally the 11th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Monk spent four seasons with the Charlotte Hornets before a one-season stint with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Anna Ciao
Written by: Anna Ciao
Anna Ciao is a sports content contributor at Betimate. Born and raised in a rural village in China, I have had a passion for football and various sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, from a young age. Along with diligent studies, I achieved an IELTS score of 8.0 in the English language, and I have become a content contributor specializing in sports, particularly football, as I am today. I hope that my articles are helpful to readers.

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