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Lakers news: Anthony Davis praises Malik Monk’s first game in action

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Malik Monk made his preseason debut with the Los Angeles Lakers, and it was definitely one to remember.

The 23-year-old guard came off the bench for 21 minutes, mostly in the second and third quarters, and dropped in 15 points to lead the team in scoring.

He made 6-of-12 field goals, including a 3-of-6 clip from deep; he was 3-of-4 at one point but missed his last two off-balanced attempts.

Among the players who stepped onto the court, Monk had the most notable night, especially considering the starting shooting guard battle going on.

After the game, Anthony Davis offered praise for Monk’s first game (h/t: Mike Trudell of the Lakers and Spectrum SportsNet):

The next game for the Lakers is on Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. PT against the Phoenix Suns. It’ll be interesting to see Monk’s spot in the rotation during that contest.