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Malik Monk Sends Cryptic Message On Twitter Amid Los Angeles Lakers Poor Form: “Free Me.”

Malik Monk Sends Cryptic Message On Twitter Amid Los Angeles Lakers Poor Form: “Free Me.”

Malik Monk is one of the many players in the NBA right now currently in the league's health and safety protocols after testing positive for COVID-19. The recent surge in the NBA, and the entire world, is due to the emergence of the new Omicron variant, which is able to spread faster.

In the midst of this quarantine, Monk took to Twitter to send a small message. Monk just posted the words 'free me' on Twitter, something that has generated a lot of questions among fans of the Lakers and the NBA. There is debate as to what exactly he means by this post.

Most people believe that Monk is growing increasingly frustrated with the league's COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and just wants to return to playing. This is understandable, given how well Monk was playing prior to the diagnosis. Monk had become a reliable scoring option for the Lakers, often making big buckets in big moments for them.

Some fans are speculating whether this Monk potentially seeking an exit from LA. This is not entirely impossible, but is highly unlikely, given his form, and how much game time he is getting, and the chance to play with legendary players like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony on a regular basis.

The Lakers have been struggling with their personnel this entire season. They had major injuries to their roster even to start the season. And this recent upswing in COVID-19 cases within the team has meant that we are yet to see the Lakers at full strength, something LeBron James pointed out after the Lakers' loss to the Suns.

Monk will presumably get the chance to return soon enough, but it is unlikely that he will be available for the Lakers' all-important Christmas day game against the Brooklyn Nets. But if he is able to return consecutive negative tests, Monk will get the chance to play on Christmas day.