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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist | Forward | #14

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 232
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (2) / CHA
Contract: view contract details

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on Wednesday.
MKG can safely be sent to the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues with this report. Nicolas Batum is going to be forced to log heavy minutes with Kidd-Gilchrist out, with guys like Courtney Lee and Jeremy Lin also stepping up to help fill the void. Feb 16 - 6:35 PM

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (torn labrum) will miss the 2015-16 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

MKG will now undergo surgery to repair his torn labrum and won't be back on the court until the 2016-17 regular season. We'll keep an eye on his progress once he begins his rehab, but fantasy owners can feel free to drop Kidd-Gilchrist from standard league rosters. The Hornets are looking for wing help via the trade market, but for now, Jeremy Lin, Nicolas Batum, Jeremy Lamb, and P.J. Hairston will all see an uptick in usage and minutes.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been diagnosed with a torn labrum, and he's in danger of missing the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

This is the same injury that MKG suffered during the pre-season, and it seems likely that this will be a season-ender for Kidd-Gilchrist, although we won't have an official timetable until after the All-Star break. Michael can opt to undergo surgery to repair the labrum tear, which would be a season-ending scenario, or he can try and rehab it, but that would make him more prone to future tears. With MKG out, guys like Jeremy Lin, Nicolas Batum, P.J. Hairston and Jeremy Lamb will all step up to help fill the void, with Hairston likely to return to the starting lineup. Jeremy Lin is worth a speculative add in deep leagues, while MKG is now officially a cut-candidate in all re-draft formats.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) will have an MRI in Charlotte Thursday to determine the severity of his injury.

He was taken to a hospital where doctors would pop the shoulder back into the joint. This is the same right shoulder that needed surgery for a torn labrum, so he is likely going to miss several games. Expect Jeremy Lin to benefit most while P.J. Hairston starts again. Frank Kaminsky will also benefit now that Marvin Williams will play some SF again.
Feb 11 - 12:55 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dislocated his right shoulder during Wednesday's game.

MKG recently returned from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, so this is an ominous development. The Hornets will assuredly give him more tests in the coming days, after which a timetable should be available -- owners should hang tight and hope for the best. Until he can return, the Hornets will likely plug P.J. Hairston into the starting lineup with Nicolas Batum shifting back to small forward.
Feb 10 - 8:47 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored a season-high 20 points against the Bulls on Monday with seven rebounds, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

He hit his third 3-pointer of the season, which matches his career total from his first three seasons. Kidd-Gilchrist has expanded his offensive game this year and he's still just 22 years old, so he could grow a little more in his fourth season. He should be more of a late-round guy even with the extra output from 3.
Feb 8 - 9:52 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored nine points with no rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

He actually lost some minutes to Jeremy Lin tonight with the Hornets playing Nicolas Batum at the three down the stretch. Kidd-Gilchrist also attempted two 3-pointers tonight, so his five attempts in five games are a surprise after not taking any last year -- he's made two. MKG is more of a late-round guy.
Feb 6 - 9:37 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored nine points with three rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

The Heat are very good at keeping guys out of the paint and they are the first team to do so with MKG this season. Kidd-Gilchrist is still going to be worth owning, but his owners may want to temper expectations from his terrific start.
Feb 5 - 10:52 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist double-doubled on Wednesday with 11 points and 13 boards, shooting 5-of-14 from the field without any 3-pointers, assists, steals or blocks in 37 minutes.

He wasn't bothered by the apparent leg injury he suffered toward the end of Sunday's game, and fantasy owners have to be thrilled with the early returns -- a player who wasn't expected to suit up this season is now averaging 14.3 points, 0.7 triples, 10.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in his first three appearances.
Feb 3 - 10:16 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist notched 19 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers and one steal in 28 minutes on Sunday, before leaving late in the fourth quarter with an apparent right leg injury.

He appeared to step on Nick Young's foot while closing out on a jumper, but it didn't look like a serious injury and we're considering him day-to-day. He connected on both of his attempts from downtown which is a fascinating wrinkle for MKG, who had never made multiple 3-pointers in a game. He's a career 16.7 percent shooter from deep and we're not expecting this to become a trend, but owners should still be extremely encouraged -- he looked great tonight, excluding some conditioning issues, and should be a steady rest-of-season contributor.
Feb 1 - 12:19 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 13 points in his season debut on Friday, scoring 13 points with seven rebounds and one assist in 34 minutes against the Blazers.

He was pretty impressive with some nice transition scoring and being aggressive. Kidd-Gilchrist showed some offensive signs of life and he locked down C.J. McCollum at times tonight. He played all of his minutes at small forward and chances are he won't play at the four much going forward. His upside isn't too desirable, but there is some intrigue in the new offense. If you hate the guy on the end of your bench, give him a look.
Jan 30 - 1:40 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) will be in the starting lineup against the Blazers on Friday.

He'll be bumping P.J. Hairston to the bench while this move also hurts starter Marvin Williams, Frank Kaminsky and basically every other wing besides Nicolas Batum. Kidd-Gilchrist will likely be in the 20s tonight and is worth a look in standard leagues.
Jan 29 - 4:40 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) is expected to play against the Blazers on Friday.

This is a great story and he is completely cleared. Kidd-Gilchrist will likely have a minutes cap and it's probably unlikely for him to play minutes at power forward. His upside isn't too high, but it'll be interesting to see how he meshes in the new offensive system. Besides Nic Batum and Kemba Walker, expect the rest of the Hornets to take a hit. If you have something to cut, give MKG a look.
Jan 29 - 3:32 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) could make his debut on Friday against the Blazers.

Wow. This is huge news for a guy who was expected to be out for the season. Kidd-Gilchrist should be an interesting fit in the new Hornets' system. After the break last season, he averaged 12.2 points, 8.2 boards, 1.1 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.6 steals in 33.7 minutes while not taking any triples. His upside isn't the greatest, so he's only worth a look if you really dislike the guy at the end of your roster. This news hurts Jeremy Lin (ankle), Jeremy Lamb (toe), P.J. Hairston, Marvin Williams and Frank Kaminsky.
Jan 28 - 7:31 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) has been cleared for full contact practice.

MKG was thought to be out for the season, but is ahead of schedule and now has a chance to play before the regular season ends. While Kidd-Gilchrist may beat his expected return timetable, he's not worth much more than a stash in deep fantasy leagues as he's unlikely to provide much value if he does return.
Jan 19 - 11:16 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Jeremy Lin
3Jorge Gutierrez
4Aaron Harrison
SG1Courtney Lee
2Jeremy Lamb
3Troy Daniels
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Tyler Hansbrough
C1Cody Zeller
2Al Jefferson
3Spencer Hawes