Sam Amick on why Malik Monk fell short for Sixth Man of the Year

Apr 25, 2024, 8:29 AM

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 29: Malik Monk #0 of the Sacramento Kings reacts after making a th...

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Sacramento Kings guard Malik Monk narrowly missed securing the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award on Wednesday, falling just ten voting points short of Minnesota’s Naz Reid.

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Thursday morning to discuss the NBA awards voting process, explain why Monk’s standing in the voting could have been affected late in the season, and much more.

Plus: If Kings head coach Mike Brown isn’t given an extension this summer, will it be a distraction for Sacramento?

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Topics Discussed

  • Malik Monk finished just two first-place votes behind Naz Reid for the Sixth Man of the Year award
  • Did ‘East Coast bias’ cost Monk the award?
  • The optics of the Kings struggling down the final stretch and Monk’s injury could have impacted his Sixth Man case
  • How often do awards voters gauge their colleagues’ voting thought process throughout the season?
  • Should voting results remain anonymous?
  • Sam says he might not vote for NBA Awards in the future: “The politics that come with it are very real.”
  • Breaking down the current state of the Sacramento Kings
  • “The next few months are very important… What is the ceiling on this group? We’re going to learn a lot more over the next 12 months.”
  • If Mike Brown doesn’t get an extension this summer, will that be a distraction going forward?

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

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NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Sunday, May 12 – NBA Draft Lottery
  • 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
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