NBA executives expect Malik Monk to earn between $6-$10 million annually on next deal

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Michael Scotto: Monk was a bright spot for the Lakers this season and gave the team great value while playing on a minimum contract and set himself up for a pay raise this summer. I spoke to four NBA executives who projected Malik Monk to earn an average annual salary somewhere between the taxpayer and non-taxpayer mid-level exception as of now. That would project to be somewhere between roughly the $6-10 million annual range. One executive specifically said, “Malik had a good year. I was surprised he was a minimum guy last year. I thought he should’ve been worth more than that. If you put Monk on a good team, his scoring and shooting is really important.”
Source: Michael Scotto @ HoopsHype

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
ICYMI, Tuesday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! Topics include Malik Monk’s potential, the Lakers coaching search, LeBron’s future in L.A., Clippers shadenfreude, and more. @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
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Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Tuesday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast. We discuss Malik Monk’s growth potential, whether it makes sense to extend LeBron, and too much schadenfreude from Lakers fans towards the Clippers’ play-in loss. #FirstListen @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
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Mike Trudell: Monk on making a free agent decision, and what he prioritizes: “Me being comfortable, feeling at home … whether that’s here or somewhere else. The money matters, but I know what I can do on the court.” -via Twitter @LakersReporter / April 11, 2022

Harrison Faigen: “I’d like to come back and not do this again,” Malik Monk says. You mean win more? “Yeah,” Malik says with a laugh, still saying this was “definitely” the best year of his career because of how the whole organization supported him. -via Twitter @hmfaigen / April 11, 2022

Allen Sliwa: Malik Monk with @LAIreland & @champagnennuts on if he would be interested in coming back next season if it financially makes sense… “I love it here…Def would love to come back.” @ESPNLosAngeles -via Twitter @AllenSliwa / April 11, 2022