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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 (ankle) could miss 7-10 days due to his ankle sprain.
This isn't a big surprise considering he wasn't in great shape on Friday following his injury. His fantasy owners should consider cutting him with only two more full weeks remaining in the season. Jeff Taylor should get some starts and most of the minutes, but there will be more scoring chances going to Marvin Williams and Gerald Henderson. Mar 28 - 5:30 PM

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.

There's a good chance he misses more games based on how slowly he limped back to the locker room last night. With Kidd-Gilchrist out, expect to see Gerald Henderson log most of his minutes at small forward while Mo Williams, Lance Stephenson and Marvin Williams will also benefit.
Mar 28 - 3:06 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a left ankle sprain on Friday and will not return.

He was able to limp to the locker room under his own power, but he was moving slowly. At this point, he's likely going to be out for the rest of the game. With Kidd-Gilchrist and Cody Zeller (shoulder) out, Jason Maxiell, Marvin Williams and Gerald Henderson will step up. MKG exited with 11 points, eight boards and one block.
Mar 27 - 8:51 PM

The Hornets earned a 109-98 road win on Sunday with a boost from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who grabbed nine rebounds and scored 18 points on 8-of-10 field goals.

MKG added one block and his offensive improvement has been fun to watch this season -- shot selection has been the biggest key, and tonight all but three of his shots came within two feet of the hoop. He's worth owning for steady across-the-board contributions with an emphasis on rebounds and blocks.
Mar 22 - 9:35 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, one steal and one block in Friday's loss.

MKG has been a steady but unexciting late-round value for about two months now and that figures to continue the way things stand right now.
Mar 21 - 2:41 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist said that he wants to go down as the best defender of all time.

"I want to say ever; not just in the league [now]. The best defender this league has seen," Kidd-Gilchrist said. "It’s baby steps. But when it’s all said and done, I want people to say, ‘That guy right there was the dog!’ That’s all I want." There is no denying the impact that MKG has had on the floor this season for the Hornets, but these statements are a little extreme. MKG has been averaging 11.0 points, 7.6 boards, and 1.5 assists per game this season, but his lack of steals (0.6) and (0.6) blocks will need to improve if he really wants to take his defense to the next level.
Mar 14 - 7:30 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was a major part of the offensive game plan against the Bulls on Friday, making 5-of-17 from the field for 13 points with seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 37 minutes.

The shooting percentage isn't great, but all of those shots suggest he'll have more attempts going his way with Al Jefferson (calf) out. Kidd-Gilchrist is coming off a 23-point game on Wednesday and he should have his fantasy value rise in the next couple games. Still, he hasn't produced many defensive stats, doesn't take treys, shoot the ball well from the line, or drop dimes, so he won't have too high of a ceiling.
Mar 13 - 10:39 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a season-high 23 points to go with nine rebounds, a steal and two blocks.

MKG has been playing well for much of the season and while he won't score like this on most nights, he's averaging 11.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and a block on 54 percent shooting over his last five games. And with injuries to Al Jefferson (calf) and Cody Zeller (shoulder), his minutes could be on the rise, despite the return of Kemba Walker on Monday.
Mar 11 - 10:33 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 10 points and 13 rebounds on 4-of-7 shooting in Wednesday's easy win over the Nets.

MKG has quietly double-doubled in four of his last five games, and while he won't help you in other categories, he's worth a pick up if you need boards and some decent shooting. He's averaging 12.6 points, 11.0 rebounds and is shooting 54 percent from the floor over his last five, but doesn't do anything outside of those three categories.
Mar 4 - 11:27 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist double-doubled for the third straight game on Sunday with 11 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 39 minutes of action.

He's simply rolling right now and fantasy owners can't overlook his impressive 54.2 percent shooting over the past five games. That's not purely a symptom of judicious shot selection, either, as he drained 3-of-5 shots from beyond 18 feet tonight. It makes sense to start him while he's this hot.
Mar 1 - 8:55 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting with 11 rebounds, three assists and one block in Friday's loss to the Celtics.

MKG doesn't have a great stat-set for standard leagues and isn't worth picking up, but if you're in a points league give him a look.
Feb 28 - 12:59 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a superb showing against the Bulls on Wednesday with 18 points, 12 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 42 minutes.

He has really come on nicely in his three games since suffering a hamstring injury, averaging 17.7 points, 7.3 boards, 0.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.3 turnovers on 56.4 percent from the field and 75.0 percent from the line. However, Kidd-Gilchrist's fantasy value on the season is only 214 in standard leagues, so he will somehow have to keep this hot stretch going. He's not worth owning in standard leagues, but he's worth a look in points leagues.
Feb 26 - 12:38 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist stepped up against the Thunder on Saturday, scoring a season-high 20 points with four rebounds and three steals.

He spent a lot of time covering Russell Westbrook, so kudos to him for turning it up on the offensive end. Plus, this was also his first game since Feb. 7 due to a hamstring injury. As encouraging as this was, Kidd-Gilchrist just doesn't have the type of game to turn in fantasy value in standard leagues.
Feb 21 - 9:39 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) will be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Thunder.

Jeff Taylor will move back to the bench following this news and be cut across the board. MKG missed the Hornet's last two games prior to the All-Star break, but there has been no indication that he will have any restrictions on his playing time. However, even though MKG can score and rebound well enough to matter in points formats, his inefficient shooting and lack of defensive stats makes him tough to own in standard leagues.
Feb 21 - 12:11 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to start against the Thunder on Saturday.

We still don't have an official word that he's going to play, but he went through a full practice on Thursday. Jeff Taylor will move back to the bench and may not play at all while Gerald Henderson probably won't play quite as much. MKG is still not worth owning in standard leagues.
Feb 20 - 3:20 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Mo Williams
3Brian Roberts
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Lance Stephenson
3P.J. Hairston
4Troy Daniels
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell