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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist | Forward

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 232
College: Kentucky
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist slowed down on Monday with five points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 23 minutes.
He looked terrific on Saturday with a double-double, which was his second of the season. Kidd-Gilchrist has put up some boring stat lines this month since his return from injury, averaging 8.7 points, 6.0 boards, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 steals on 41.5 percent from the field. He's going to need to stay really hot to be worth a pickup in standard leagues. The upside isn't there. Dec 22 - 10:34 PM

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist double-doubled in a win over the Jazz on Saturday, finishing with 13 points, 11 boards, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 33 minutes.

He was fantastic all game long and was an absolute pest on the defensive end. MKG shot 4-of-8 from the field on Saturday, and has shown a lot of growth in his shooting technique. The minutes are going to be there for him from here on out, and it's time for standard league owners to take notice.
Dec 20 - 9:53 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will start against the Cavs on Monday.

He gets the fun task of guarding LeBron James tonight. Kidd-Gilchrist was coming on with some decent defense and rebounding, but a lack of offense is going to limit his upside. He's worth a look in 14- and 16-team leagues.
Dec 15 - 5:40 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could be reinserted into the starting lineup as soon as Monday against the Cavs.

MKG has come off the bench in his first three games since returning from a foot injury, but it sounds like that was just a temporary move for his conditioning. Gerald Henderson is likely to head back to the bench to make room for MKG.
Dec 15 - 9:15 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played well off of the bench on Saturday, finishing with 15 points, five boards, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes.

He did shoot just 5-of-13 from the field, but you should know by now that shooting isn't really his thing. He was one of the few Hornets players to show a lot of energy on both ends of the floor, and it shouldn't be long before he replaces Gerald Henderson in the starting lineup. As long as MKG is healthy, he is worth a look in deeper leagues for his ability to rebound and provide hustle stats.
Dec 13 - 11:09 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist came off the bench against the Grizzlies on Friday with eight points five boards and one block in 19 minutes.

He's going to come off the bench again on Saturday and he looked a bit out of shape tonight. Kidd-Gilchrist's couldn't get a lot of conditioning in while his foot was healing, so it could be a while before he's making an major impact. He can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Dec 13 - 1:32 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played 19 minutes in his return to the lineup on Wednesday with nine points and six boards.

He made all three free throws and 3-of-6 from the field. Kidd-Gilchrist has a couple nice games on the season, but the Hornets are likely going to ease him back because of the stress fracture he just got over. He's only an option in deep leagues.
Dec 10 - 11:20 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will come off the Hornets' bench in his return to action on Wednesday.

Gerald Henderson will remain in the starting lineup, though it shouldn't take MKG long to overtake him. Kidd-Gilchrist was playing well before being diagnosed with a stress reaction, and he should be worth a waiver wire pickup due to his quiet across-the-board value.
Dec 10 - 5:44 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will play in Wednesday's game against the Celtics barring a setback.

This is excellent news for the Hornets, as they have clearly missed his toughness on the wings. MKG has missed 12 straight games due to his stress reaction, and his return would mean that Gerald Henderson and P.J. Hairston will become irrelevant in most fantasy leagues. Owners in standard leagues should give MKG a long look as he could soon be logging big minutes as the Hornets try to resurrect their playoff hopes.
Dec 10 - 9:34 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) was able to practice on Tuesday and is considered probable for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

MKG has missed twelve consecutive games with his stress reaction, but it looks like an end is in sight. Gerald Henderson, P.J. Hairston, and Brian Roberts will lose a good deal of their remaining fantasy value upon Kidd-Gilchrist's return, while owners with an extra roster spot may want to consider taking a flier on MKG.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) won't return until next Wednesday at the earliest, according to Hornets coach Steve Clifford.

MKG has a stress reaction but the Hornets have inexplicably listed him as day-to-day since the injury occurred, when there was never any doubt that his absence would be measured in weeks. With Gary Neal (shoulder) also out of commission, guys like Gerald Henderson, P.J. Hairston and Brian Roberts will continue to earn reliable playing time.
Dec 3 - 5:35 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) won't return until next Wednesday at the earliest, according to Hornets coach Steve Clifford.

MKG has a stress reaction but the Hornets have inexplicably listed him as day-to-day since the injury occurred, when there was never any doubt that his absence would be measured in weeks. With Gary Neal (shoulder) also out of commission, guys like Gerald Henderson, P.J. Hairston and Brian Roberts will continue to earn reliable playing time.
Dec 3 - 5:34 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

This news comes as no surprise, as the Hornets are not going to risk aggravating the stress reaction in his foot. He been practicing in limited capacity, but owners should bench him until MKG is back at full strength. Gerald Henderson will continue to start in his place, but he should be ignored in standard leagues.
Dec 3 - 9:11 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will not play Wednesday vs. the Bulls.

With MKG sidelined, Gerald Henderson will continue to start for the Hornets. However, he is averaging just 8.7 points and not much else with the starting unit, so he's not really worth owning in standard leagues.
Dec 2 - 5:11 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) was limited in practice on Monday.

That's a good sign that he'll be back on the court. There was some talk of the Hornets shutting him down, but he might be able to make it back in the next week or so. Obviously, Kidd-Gilchrist should not be in any starting lineups in fantasy while Gerald Henderson gets more run. He's not a great fantasy play, though.
Dec 1 - 2:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Gerald Henderson
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell