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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist | Forward | #14

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 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 hit 4-of-12 shots for eight points, three rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 32 minutes of Monday's 118-102 win over Minnesota.
MKG played on Saturday and had seven points, four boards, a block and a steal, and is averaging 10.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 1.2 blocks over his last five games. His defensive stats make him worth a look in all leagues, but a lack of offense and 3-pointers leaves something to be desired. He's not for everyone. Nov 20 - 10:32 PM

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (right ankle sprain) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers.

MKG tweaked his ankle Friday night vs. the Bulls but was able to return to the contest after having it taped. It has been an up-and-down season for Kidd-Gilchrist, who missed multiple games early on due to the death of his grandmother. However, he's been playing better of late, averaging 13.0 points (on 65.4 percent shooting) and 5.0 rebounds over his last three games.
Nov 18 - 12:08 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist tweaked his ankle in Friday's loss to the Bulls, finishing with nine points, four rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes.

He was 3-of-6 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, and his ankle injury isn't a huge concern because he was able to return after getting it re-taped. Barring a surprise, MKG should be fine for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, so keep him active for his rebounds and defensive stats.
Nov 17 - 11:22 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist broke out on Wednesday for a season-high 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 31 minutes.

Guess who the most popular waiver-wire pickup will be tomorrow? MKG had struggled to find a rhythm while missing six games for personal reasons, but it all clicked for him tonight. He didn't just score at the rim, either, going 5-of-6 on shots outside the paint. He's on the wire in plenty of leagues, and is worth grabbing if you need boards and defensive stats.
Nov 15 - 11:03 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) was back in the starting lineup on Friday vs. the Celtics, scoring eight points (4-of-6 FGs) with five rebounds and one block in 27 minutes.

MKG has missed a total of six games this season so he's not in the best shape, but he did match his season-high in minutes played. He could be closer to 30 minutes on Wednesday vs. LeBron James and the Cavaliers, so give him a look if you could use some defensive stats and rebounds. Since the Hornets are off for the next four days, you can probably wait a little bit before adding him.
Nov 10 - 10:34 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) will start on Friday vs. the Celtics.

His minutes are "to be determined" and he did go through practice on Thursday, but we wouldn't expect a full workload since he's been away from the team so much. He'll be tough to trust in fantasy lineups until his minutes trend up, but is worth picking up if you're targeting rebounds and defensive stats.
Nov 9 - 1:05 PM

Steve Clifford said he intends to play Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) on Friday vs. Boston.

Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to get in a full practice on Thursday, and if all goes well, his owners can plan on having him available on Friday night. He has missed the past three games, though, so Clifford may keep MKG's minutes in the lower-20s until he gets his conditioning where it needs to be.
Nov 8 - 7:19 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) is expected to practice on Thursday.

After MKG left the team last month due to the passing of his grandmother, the team has not shared why he has left the team for a second time. Hopefully, everything is OK with Kidd-Gilchrist and he can play this weekend. If he's back, Dwayne Bacon would likely move back to the bench. MKG should be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 8 - 2:17 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

MKG is currently without a timetable to return, so it seems like there's a chance he could miss Friday's game in Boston as well. Dwayne Bacon should continue to start in his absence, but he's too inconsistent to be considered a viable target in most settings.
Nov 6 - 3:30 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) doesn't have a timetable to return to the team.

"He’s not with us today," coach Steve Clifford said on Sunday. "We’ll know more [Monday]. Really day-to-day and we’ll see how things progress." All we know is that he's away from the team with an excused personal absence, and it's not clear if this is related to his first stint away from the team when he missed 12 days following the death of his grandmother. Hopefully everything is OK, but we will hopefully get another update on Monday evening.
Nov 6 - 10:52 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) will not play Sunday against the Wolves.

It's going to be really tough for the Hornets to guard both Andrew Wiggins and Jimmy Butler. Dwayne Bacon is probably going to get another start while Treveon Graham should be in the rotation. There is no word on when MKG will return, but we wish him the best.
Nov 4 - 8:28 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) is not with the team and will not play Friday night vs. the Spurs.

MKG was away from the team for two weeks last month after his grandmother passed away, so this may be related to that unfortunate situation. Bacon started the first three games of the season in place of MKG, but averaged just 21.4 minutes per start. Treveon Graham will also see additional minutes on the wing on Friday. However, neither player is an attractive fantasy option. This is a situation to avoid.
Nov 3 - 12:07 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (illness) is not on the injury report for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

He left Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks after just seven minutes and never returned, but he must be feeling a lot better on Thursday. His minute restrictions were lifted earlier this week, so it won't be long before he's a reliable source of rebounds and defensive stats.
Nov 2 - 12:54 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (illness) was ruled out for the rest of the game on Wednesday.

It was Treveon Graham starting the second half for MKG. Besides Graham, we should see more Dwayne Bacon and Jeremy Lamb. Hopefully, Kidd-Gilchrist will be well enough to play on Friday.
Nov 1 - 8:30 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (illness) went to the locker room and is questionable to return on Wednesday.

He had a hard fall in the first quarter, so that may have shaken him up. Kidd-Gilchrist was not expected to have a minutes limit today, but now he's probably not going to hit 20 minutes with this illness. Expect more minutes for Jeremy Lamb, Dwayne Bacon and Malik Monk.
Nov 1 - 7:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Julyan Stone
4Marcus Paige
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Malik Monk
3Treveon Graham
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
3Dwayne Bacon
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Johnny O'Bryant
C1Dwight Howard
2Cody Zeller
3Mangok Mathiang