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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 made 2-of-10 from the field and 6-of-9 from the line for 10 points with seven rebounds, two steals and no turnovers in 30 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.
It's been the same story with MKG all season. While he has improved slightly on his jumper, he is still below 42 percent from the field in each of his last two months -- no 3-pointers either. Kidd-Gilchrist will need a fantasy miracle to be a top-100 player in standard leagues. Jan 24 - 10:00 PM

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds against the Pacers during an 80-71 overtime win on Saturday, adding nine points and three assists.

This game was a tough one to watch and it was the fewest points scored in an overtime game in the shot clock era. As for Kidd-Gilchrist, he was his usual inefficient self tonight, making 4-of-13 from the field and 1-of-3 from the line. His game just doesn't translate to standard leagues.
Jan 17 - 10:07 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist just missed a double-double against the Knicks on Saturday with 10 points, nine rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes.

He was 2-of-6 from the line and didn't do much else. Even with him playing the best ball of his life, Kidd-Gilchrist is still barely worth owning in standard leagues. There's little reason to add him unless you're in a points format.
Jan 10 - 3:20 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist made just 4-of-11 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line for 10 points with 12 boards, three assists and one turnover in 30 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

That's his fourth double-double in his last five games, averaging 11.6 points, 10.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.4 blocks, 0.2 steals and 2.4 turnovers on 44.9 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from the line in that span. While the two-category lines are fun, Kidd-Gilchrist has still not been a top-150 in standard leagues over this impressive run. He's more of a points league guy.
Jan 8 - 10:32 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 13 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block on 4-of-10 shooting Wednesday.

This is his third double-double in his last four games and as long as Lance Stephenson is out, it looks like MKG is worth a close look in most leagues. He disappeared on Monday in just 18 minutes, but has played very well lately if you forget about that game.
Jan 7 - 10:22 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was limited to 18 minutes due to foul trouble against the Celtics on Monday with six points, seven rebounds and two assists.

He was coming off a big week while taking more shots and actually getting plays draw up for him. However, Kidd-Gilchrist still wasn't even in the top 200 for the week on a per-game basis in standard leagues. There's just no ceiling for him to bust out, so he'll need to really go off to warrant a pickup.
Jan 5 - 10:19 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was tremendous against the Magic on Saturday, making 7-of-13 from the field for 17 points with 12 rebounds, three assists and one block in 36 minutes.

His usage rate has soared since Al Jefferson (groin) went down and the Hornets are actually drawing up plays for him now. Kidd-Gilchrist's shot selection went a long way tonight and hopefully that continues. He still is not going to be very efficient and the defensive stats haven't really shown up, so he's not a terrific grab in standard leagues.
Jan 3 - 10:07 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist double-doubled against Cavs on Friday with 12 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and five turnovers.

He was 5-of-11 from the field and 2-of-5 from the line in the loss. Kidd-Gilchrist has seen a major rise in his shot attempts since Al Jefferson went down, so he looks to be an actual option. Although, he is making just 26.8 percent of his jump shots this season, so the poor shooting is going to overshadow the added opportunity. He's not a great pickup in standard formats.
Jan 2 - 10:59 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist got hot on Wednesday and had 16 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks on 6-of-15 shooting in a loss to Houston.

The only reason that's not a season high in points for MKG is because he scored 17 on opening night. He's been making a little noise with Lance Stephenson sidelined, but still isn't doing enough consistently to be a must-own in most formats.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 10:08:00 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 10:34:00 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:53:00 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.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 05:40:00 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.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 09:15:00 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.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 11:09:00 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.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 01:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gerald Henderson
3Gary Neal
4P.J. Hairston
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell