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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 (foot) remains without an official timetable for his return, and he's currently not allowed to go through shooting drills, as doctors don't want him jumping.
We'll pass along any updates as they become available, but it's not looking like MKG is anywhere near making a return. While he's out, Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal will continue to see extended minutes, and Neal looks like a solid pickup for owners seeking some 3-point shooting. Nov 23 - 5:04 PM

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) isn't expected to return until at least Dec. 3.

He has a stress reaction in his foot and the Hornets are wisely playing it safe. "We’re lucky that he said something [about feeling pain] because if he gets a stress fracture we’re in deep trouble," said Steve Clifford. "I think that is why they’re being very careful." Gerald Henderson, Gary Neal and eventually P.J. Hairston (ankle) will pick up the slack in MKG's absence.
Nov 22 - 2:07 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

With P.J. Hairston (ankle) also sidelined, Gerald Henderson will likely draw another start and get all the minutes he can handle. Henderson is coming off a disappointing two rebound, zero-point dud from Wednesday, but he'll look to bounce-back with a favorable matchup vs. Orlando. MKG is considered day-to-day, but remains without an official return date.
Nov 20 - 7:15 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchirst (foot) is out for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

After showing visible improvement in his play early this season, he has had some tough luck with injuries so far. MKG is expected to make a full recovery with a few days rest, so we will consider him day-to-day for now. Gary Neal (concussion) is also out for Wednesday's game while P.J. Hairston (ankle) is doubtful, meaning Gerald Henderson could see big minutes and is worth a look in daily leagues or for owners in need of a short-term boost.
Nov 19 - 10:29 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) has been declared out for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

MKG's stress reaction will keep him out for a fourth consecutive game on Wednesday and he will be joined on the Hornets' inactive list by Gary Neal (concussion) and likely P.J. Hairston (ankle). Gerald Henderson put up 18 points in 37 minutes with MKG and Neal out on Monday and should again make for a solid fantasy play with both players out on Wednesday.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will not play in Monday's game vs. the Mavericks.

MKG has a stress reaction but the Hornets continue to list him as day-to-day, which suggests that they caught it very early. Gary Neal (concussion) is also out of commission, which means P.J. Hairston will earn another start with help from reserves Gerald Henderson and Brian Roberts.
Nov 16 - 9:35 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) is out as expected on Saturday and rookie P.J. Hairston will likely draw another start.

He missed Friday's game, and the Hornets are going to hold him out of Saturday's game as well as he tries to recover from a stress reaction in his foot. Rookie P.J. Hairston will draw another start, but is only an option in deep leagues or in daily leagues for his 3-point shooting, as he knocked down three 3-pointers in 17 minutes Friday. MKG is considered day-to-day and we will update his status as needed.
Nov 15 - 12:42 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a stress reaction in his right foot, and will be sidelined for at least the next two games.

That means that Kidd-Gilchrist will be targeting a return for Monday's game vs. Dallas at the earliest. Beat reporter Rick Bonnell is reporting that rookie P.J. Hairston will draw the start Friday, and it'll be interesting to see what he can do with some extended minutes. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with Hairston.
Nov 14 - 1:08 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could get some extended run on Friday with Marvin Williams (knee) doubtful, and Noah Vonleh not yet being ready to see major minutes.

Cody Zeller is expected to draw the start at power forward on Friday if Williams is unable to go, but Kidd-Gilchrist could see some time as the team's backup power forward. "We could play smaller. We’ve worked some with [Kidd-Gilchrist] at the four, which is something I eventually want to do," head coach Steve Clifford said following Thursday's practice. Clifford also said that while Vonleh could see some limited minutes, he's not up to speed with the Hornets' system, and he's "not close" to being ready for major minutes. MKG could make for a decent plug-and-play option on Friday.
Nov 13 - 4:25 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played only 20 minutes vs. the Blazers, scoring 12 points on 4-of-6 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs, with five rebounds and one assist.

MKG has played no more than 24 minutes in his three games since returning from a rib injury, partly because of Gary Neal's excellent play off the bench. It's a trend which undermines his fantasy value and spoils his fine start to the season, and owners in standard 12-team leagues may need to cut him loose in favor of a free agent with a bigger role.
Nov 12 - 1:17 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a very quiet night on Sunday, scoring three points with one rebound, one assist and no defensive stats in 24 minutes.

This is the second straight game in which MKG has played 24 minutes, which is mildly concerning, and he's been splitting minutes down the middle with Gary Neal. He got off to a hot start this year and was derailed by bruised ribs, so fantasy owners should remain patient for at least a few more games.
Nov 10 - 12:28 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ribs) returned to action in Friday's 122-119 double-overtime win over the Hawks, scoring 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and one block in 24 minutes.

Including the game he left early because of this injury, MKG is returning top-100 value in 24 mpg over four contests. He's hitting 68.2 percent of his field goals and two-thirds of his 5.3 foul attempts per game, and in particular the field goal percentage will take a hit. But by most reports he's taking steps forward, and though his jumper is still a long-term project he's worth a hard look in standard formats.
Nov 8 - 1:12 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ribs) will return to the starting lineup Friday vs. the Hawks.

He was looking good to go, and this report confirms it. Gerald Henderson will head back to the bench, and owners in standard leagues should pay close attention to how MKG performs tonight. He looks to have finally corrected his shot, and was averaging 11.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks on 68.8 percent shooting from the field. If he has another good game, he'll make for a solid add in standard leagues.
Nov 7 - 5:22 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ribs) is expected to play against the Hawks on Friday.

This report comes from beat writer Rick Bonnell, who has been pretty plugged in with the injury reports. Kidd-Gilchrist was terrific before his injury on Sunday and he's on the radar as a pickup. Fantasy owners in standard leagues should take a wait-and-see approach. Gerald Henderson will move back to the bench.
Nov 7 - 5:00 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is headed for a game-time decision Friday vs. the Hawks.

Kidd-Gilchrist was a full participant during shootaround, but the Hornets will wait closer to the tip before officially announcing his status. If MKG makes his return Friday, Gerald Henderson will head back to the bench. Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 11.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks on the season, and he's worth a look in standard leagues.
Nov 7 - 11:49 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Gerald Henderson
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Marvin Williams
2Cody Zeller
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell