Hornets head coach James Borrego claimed that he had not spoken to Monk before Wednesday's game after learning of the suspension, but did state that he will give his guard his "full support."
Monk is in his third year out of Kentucky and has played in 191 games, with just one career start. He has mainly come off the bench this season, but is averaging 21 minutes per game, posting 10.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per contest. Before this suspension, Monk had recently gotten hot, averaging 18.2 points per game over this last seven. After a decent start to their season, the Hornets stand at just 20-38 on the year, six games out of a playoff spot in the East.