The Charlotte Hornets are not even fully into their summer yet and have already received some bad news.
Taking part in Summer League action in Las Vegas, 2017 first-round pick Malik Monk suffered a fractured right thumb.
According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Monk will be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks.
While the timeline suggests Monk will be back in time for training camp, this means he’ll be spending his summer rehabbing instead of working on his game.
That’s not a great thing given that the former No. 11 overall pick is coming off a rookie campaign that saw him struggle to the tune of 6.7 points on 36 percent shooting. He was looking good during the summer slate prior to suffering this injury.