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Report: Malik Monk signs four-year, $78-million deal with Kings

Jun 20, 2024, 8:18 PM | Updated: Jun 21, 2024, 8:02 am

Malik Monk #0 of the Sacramento Kings reacts after making a three-point shot against the New Orlean...

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 04: Malik Monk #0 of the Sacramento Kings reacts after making a three-point shot against the New Orleans Pelicans in the fourth quarter of an NBA In-Season Tournament Knockout Round game at Golden 1 Center on December 04, 2023 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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After joining the Sacramento Kings via free agency two offseasons ago, Malik Monk has had career-best seasons in California’s capital. Finishing top-five in Sixth Man of the Year voting in consecutive years, including a close-second finish in 2023-24, he’d grown into a crucial piece of Mike Brown’s equal opportunity offense.

Going into this offseason, Sacramento was in a tough spot. They only owned Monk’s early bird rights, leaving a limit to what they could offer him in unrestricted free agency. The offer was roughly four years, $ 78 million. Before the mark passed, where teams were allowed to negotiate with him, Malik Monk accepted that offer to return to Sacramento, according to ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski.

With Malik Monk confirmed to be returning, Sacramento’s offseason becomes simpler. The 2024 NBA Draft is less than a week away where the Kings hold the 13th and 45th overall selections, and free agency following not long after.

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In his second season with the Kings, Monk posted averages of 15.4 points (career-high), 2.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists (career-high), and 0.6 steals per game on 44 percent shooting from the field and 35 percent from three-point range over 72 games (26.0 minutes per appearance).

Monk’s growth as a playmaker made him a weapon for Sacramento’s offense, as the Kentucky product passed 2002-03 Sixth Man of the Year winner Bobby Jackson (629) for the most assists by a reserve in franchise history.

Among league leaders, Monk led all NBA reserves in the following categories:

  • Games with 5+ assists: 45
  • Games with 10+ points and 5+ assists: 34
  • Games with 15+ points: 38
  • Games with 20+ points: 25
  • Points Scored: 1,110
  • Assists: 370

When is the next NBA off-season date of interest?

The NBA Draft is now a two-night event.

Wednesday, June 26th, will act as the first night of the 2024 NBA Draft, where the Sacramento Kings will make their first-round selection (13th). The second round of the draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th, where the Kings will use its 45th overall pick.

Sacramento hasn’t had a first-round pick since 2022, when it selected Iowa product Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick.

Stay locked into Sactown Sports for all of your Kings draft coverage, including player profiles, reports regarding pre-draft workouts, draft night coverage, and much more.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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