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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 said he doesn't feel any added pressure now that he's signed a four-year, $52 million contract.
"This isn’t pressure. This is adding fuel to the fire. But as far as the pressure part? I’m comfortable in my own skin. I work as hard as I can every day," he said. Kidd-Gilchrist also added that he's not going to change the way he plays. While he is a core player in reality for Charlotte, MKG is not much of a fantasy option for owners in standard formats. Aug 31 - 9:32 AM

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The Hornets officially signed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a four-year, $52 million extension on Wednesday.

"Michael is a huge part of what we are trying to build here in Charlotte," said GM Rich Cho. "He has dedicated himself to improving and expanding his game. Michael continues to develop on both ends of the court and has become a key piece of our team. We are thrilled that he is a Charlotte Hornet." MKG only managed to make it through 55 games last season, compiling averages of 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game on 46.5 percent shooting from the field and 70.1 percent from the charity stripe. He's not a great fantasy option in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 26 - 1:55 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has signed a four-year extension worth $52 million with the Charlotte Hornets.

While the Hornets have locked up their defensive stopper, it's a bit curious to see that much money go to a player with such a raw offensive game. MKG has had trouble avoiding injury during his career, but he'll see big minutes as long as he can stay healthy and should be viewed as a late-round flier in standard fantasy leagues.
Aug 25 - 9:35 AM

The Hornets and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are finalizing a four-year extension worth $52 million.

That's a lot of money for a guy who still hasn't figured out his jumper. That said, MKG is a terrific defender and he has improved as an offensive weapon. He should get plenty of minutes at small forward and a few at the four, too. He's a late-round flier at best.
Aug 24 - 9:06 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) has been able to do some light shooting and dribbling, and he will be cleared to start cutting in a couple of weeks.

It has taken MKG a long time to get over this ankle issue, but it looks like he is finally making some good progress. The trade of Lance Stephenson could open up even more minutes for MKG, but his game simply hasn't translated to fantasy too well. During the 2014-15 campaign, MKG averaged 10.9 points, 7.6 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.7 blocks and 0.5 steals while shooting 46.5 percent from the field.
Jun 18 - 1:27 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) worked out on Monday.

He still had a brace on his left ankle and doesn't appear to be 100 percent yet. Kidd-Gilchrist did make some strides as a shooter thanks to coach Mark Price, but he's still offering limited upside in fantasy leagues.
Jun 8 - 4:23 PM

Hornets GM Rich Cho said Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was "probably" the Hornets most-improved player this season.

That would be a dramatic understatement. Kidd-Gilchrist finished the season averaging 10.9 points and 7.6 boards, but that alone is not an accurate representation of his value. Tasked with defending the opposition's best perimeter player, MKG is growing into his role as a lockdown defender in this league.
Apr 20 - 11:23 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilcrhist (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

He was never expected to play tonight, so he should have already been dropped everywhere, MKG made great strides this season, and hopefully he continues to work on his shooting this summer. MKG will finish the season with averages of 10.9 points, 7.6 boards 1.4 assists in 28.9 minutes per game. Jeff Taylor will remain in the starting lineup, but he is only worth a look in deeper formats.
Apr 15 - 9:40 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Monday.

He's likely out for the season and Jeff Taylor will continue to start. In his previous 11 starts, Taylor averaged just 6.1 points, 2.9 boards and 0.9 assists. Obviously that's not going to get it done for almost any owner. Gerald Henderson should log significant minutes at small forward tonight.
Apr 13 - 5:19 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play Sunday vs. the Pistons.

Look for Jeff Taylor and Gerald Henderson to log extended minutes with MKG sidelined. Taylor is a negligible factor in all fantasy leagues, while Henderson doesn't do much aside from score. Henderson has struggled in his past two outings, making him a risky play in most leagues.
Apr 12 - 3:03 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Hawks.

With no clear return date in sight, MKG belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Jeff Taylor will continue to do almost nothing on the stat sheet as a starter, while Gerald Henderson will log extended minutes and see some increased opportunity on offense.
Source: KL
Apr 10 - 12:21 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

He may be out for the season. Jeff Taylor will continue to start and he may see minutes close to 30 minutes because Lance Stephenson (toe) is up in the air. Gerald Henderson should still have most of the scoring responsibility at small forward because the Hornets play Mo Williams at shooting guard a lot.
Apr 8 - 4:50 PM

Hornets' head coach Steve Clifford said that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) is unlikely to return this season.

Jeff Taylor will continue to start with Kidd-Gilchrist sidelined, but he's not doing enough to be considered an option in most leagues. Gerald Henderson and Marvin Williams are the primary beneficiaries here.

Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will likely be out until at least Friday's game against the Hawks.

MKG did not practice on Monday due to this sprained ankle and Clifford said that Kidd-Gilchrist still has considerable swelling in his ankle. With MKG still wearing a protective boot over the weekend, he can safely be dropped in most fantasy leagues with Gerald Henderson and Marvin Williams being the biggest beneficiaries.
Apr 7 - 12:50 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's ankle is still swollen and he is unlikely to play in the next two games.

He's already out for Saturday and we might not see him again this regular season. MKG sprained his ankle back on Mar. 27, so swelling at this point is a bad sign. Jeff Taylor will get a few more starts, but he's not involved in the offense. Gerald Henderson, Marvin Williams and perhaps Lance Stephenson will benefit.
Apr 4 - 5:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Jeremy Lin
3Brian Roberts
4Aaron Harrison
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Jeremy Lamb
3Troy Daniels
4Elliot Williams
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2P.J. Hairston
3Sam Thompson
PF1Frank Kaminsky
2Marvin Williams
3Tyler Hansbrough
4Cody Zeller
C1Al Jefferson
2Spencer Hawes
3Jason Washburn