The NBA Summer League in Orlando

Mmogo2018"The ability to create space off the catch and off the dribble to get his own shot, which is very difficult to do. Plus, he can really play without the ball. He’s a dynamic scorer and he’s also very athletic." NBA biased toward talent When asked how he'd introduce his game to Hornets fans of 2K MT, Monk only needed one word: "Electrifying." The fans will have their first chance to see him play in a Charlotte uniform at the NBA Summer League in Orlando, Fla., where he'll get minutes at point guard.

Monk drew comparisons Friday to his new floor general, Kemba Walker, another undersized scoring guard who's able to create space for midrange jumpers."They are both shot makers," Clifford said, "and I think the other thing is they both have pull-up games to either end and they both have step-back games to either end."Walker attacks the basket more than Monk, Clifford said, but Monk's ability to make tough shots is "more and more what our game is all about."

The athletes in the NBA are bigger, stronger and better defensively than college players; developing a midrange game, especially in one-on-one matchups, is critical to becoming a well-rounded offensive threat and earning more minutes.It's a skill set that is invaluable in the playoffs, where opposing defenders will lock onto a team for two weeks and exploit whatever weaknesses they can find. Being able to make shots from all three levels — at the rim, in the midrange and from three — makes that task more difficult.

The addition of Monk capped what Clifford called a "good week" in which the Hornets also acquired Dwight Howard in a trade with the Hawks. Charlotte is hopeful those transactions will bring the team closer to the postseason.To be successful over an 82-game regular season and the playoffs, NBA teams need to either be led by a superstar or built on depth, Clifford said. He said the Hornets need to be the latter, and they've taken steps in the right direction."We have a lot of good players, but when you’re like that, you need a bunch of guys," he said. "We’re off to a good start, but you want to finish strong."Monk is a big reason for that good start, NBA 2K MT Coins as the Hornets took advantage of his slide and landed one of the best scorers available in this year's draft.

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