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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist | Forward | #14

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 232
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (2) / CHA
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist snapped a streak of six double-digit scoring games on Wednesday, finishing scoreless with five boards, one assist and one block in 20 minutes.
He shot 0-of-6 from the field, including four misses at the rim, so the Hornets turned to Marco Belinelli (13 points, five boards) for production off the bench. Tonight's poor showing aside, MKG has been a reliable late-round roto player with averages of 10.0 points on 46.8 percent shooting, 7.2 boards and 1.3 assists, as well as career-highs in both steals (0.8) and blocks (1.1). Dec 7 - 9:51 PM

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist double-doubled in Monday’s win over the Mavericks, finishing with 11 points and 12 rebounds in 28 minutes.

This was his fifth double-double of the season. MKG added one assist and one block with zero turnovers, hitting 5-of-11 from the field and 1-of-1 from the line. He’s scored in double digits in six straight games, but he’s a low-end asset in standard leagues because he’s yet to make a 3-pointer this season.
Dec 6 - 12:57 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 14 points with three rebounds, two assists and one block in 33 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

MKG's playing time, usage or other stats haven't changed since the Marvin Williams (knee) injury -- the biggest difference is a dip in rebounding. The Hornets are missing Williams on defense and it's put even more pressure on Kidd-Gilchrist. After an awesome start, MKG has only been a lukewarm asset in standard leagues. He'll likely just be a late-round guy.
Dec 1 - 10:40 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hit just 2-of-6 shots and 6-of-10 free throws for 10 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks in 35 minutes on Saturday.

His shooting is a disaster and despite being a good defender, he's averaging just 6.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 0.8 blocks over his last five games on 33 percent shooting. Add in the fact that he doesn't do 3-pointers, and he's a bit frustrating to own. But he's worth holding, given his potential for defensive stats.
Nov 19 - 11:50 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored six points with six rebounds and one block in 33 minutes vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

This is basically his floor with his current workload. MKG was averaging 8.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.5 steals on 44.8 percent shooting prior to Tuesday, so his owners should give him a chance to get back on track. The defensive stats have been huge for his standard-league value this season.
Nov 15 - 11:21 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (back) logged a season-high 41 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Cavs, putting up 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Kidd-Gilchrist will rarely help you all that much in the scoring department, but his ability to rack up the defensive stats without hurting you in anyone area is what drives his value. He’s currently sitting at a fourth-round evaluation in standard 9-cat leagues, which feels high, but he’s still worth owning just about everywhere until he cools off. He did an excellent job of making life difficult for LeBron James in this one, and the heavy minutes suggest that his back will be a non-issue moving forward.
Nov 13 - 6:17 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (back) will start Sunday vs. the Cavs.

MKG missed just one game with a lower back strain, but he'll be out there tonight for a matchup with LeBron James and the Cavs. Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum, Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller will join Kidd-Gilchrist in the starting five for today's matinee.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (back) is expected to start on Sunday vs. Cleveland.

His back injury forced him to miss Friday's game vs. Toronto, but it was never considered serious. Luckily for the Hornets, it sounds like they will be getting their best defender back in time to guard LeBron James. MKG has season averages of 8.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.3 blocks.
Nov 13 - 1:48 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (lower back strain) is being listed as questionable to play Sunday versus the Cavaliers.

MKG was forced to miss Friday's game due to the nagging back injury. Treveon Graham started in place of MKG but only scored two points in 24 minutes.
Nov 12 - 12:07 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (sore lower back) will not play Friday vs. Toronto.

This is somewhat surprising news, as MKG played 33 minutes on Wednesday and was initially listed as "probable" for Friday night's contest. Coach Steve Clifford hasn't decided who will start in MKG's absence but it is safe to assume that Nic Batum, Marco Belinelli, and Treveon Graham will all likely see increased minutes with MKG sidelined.
Nov 11 - 11:11 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (back) is probable to play against the Raptors on Friday.

He played through his lower back strain on Wednesday, logging 33 minutes with two points, nine rebounds, two steals and one block. Kidd-Gilchrist has helped the Hornets' defensive efforts tremendously with the Hornets ranking second in the NBA for defensive rating. For fantasy, he's racked up the defensive stats with 1.3 blocks and 1.6 steals per game. MKG is a bit of a sell-high player, but he's worth owning in all standard leagues.
Nov 10 - 2:46 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (lower back) played 33 minutes on Wednesday, notching two points with nine rebounds, two steals, one block and one assist.

MKG exited Tuesday's game with a "sore lower back" and the Hornets were being cautious with their oft-injured forward, but the fact that he played confirms it's not a major issue. He did go just 0-of-5 from the field tonight, but owners can expect the shots to start falling again vs. Toronto on Friday.
Nov 9 - 9:46 PM

Coach Steve Clifford said he could be careful with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's (back) minutes on Wednesday.

The Hornets really don't want to have MKG get hurt again, so he might see a dip from his 29 minutes per game. The Hornets could slide Nicolas Batum to the three more to open up some guard minutes. There isn't too much to takeaway from here.
Nov 9 - 5:35 PM

Steve Clifford said he expects Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (back) to start Wednesday vs. the Jazz.

Clifford added that he's not certain how many minutes MKG will play, so owners in season-long settings may want to look for other options on a busy 11-game Wednesday night. Check back for official confirmation on Kidd-Gilchrist's status closer to tip-off.
Nov 9 - 11:28 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (back) is considered day-to-day and may miss Wednesday night's game against Utah.

MKG left Monday's game during the second quarter because of a sore lower back, then started the third quarter. Coach Steve Clifford saw him laboring and chose to sit him the rest of the game. Clifford said there is no timetable on Kidd-Gilchrist, that this will be about how he feels in the coming days. Expect the Hornets to exercise caution with MKG. Marco Belinelli would likely see increased minutes if MKG misses any time.
Nov 8 - 9:23 AM