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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
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Item one of Hornets head coach James Borrego's job description is to make the young guys better now, including former No. 2 pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Kidd-Gilchrist, as well as big man Frank Kaminsky, are two guys who are still young and talented, but clearly need more development in their game. "I think our biggest room for growth is internal," Borrego said. "There’s a group of young guys that, after this summer, should take a major leap." However, if they don't get better their roles could shrink next season. May 13 - 9:51 AM

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (food poisoning) finished Wednesday's home loss with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, two rebounds and one assist.

MKG played 21 minutes and this is nothing new, as his minutes and production are down across the board this season. There's no reason to own him at this point, and he's on course to go undrafted in most leagues next season.
Mar 28 - 9:58 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (food poisoning) will be available to play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

The Hornets really needed him today against LeBron James. He had a food-poisoning issue and he wasn't at shootaround, so we'll see how this affects him. Nic Batum is still limited to 26 minutes, so Jeremy Lamb could see a lot of run if MKG is limited.
Mar 28 - 5:24 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (food poisoning) did not participate at shootaround and is questionable to play Wednesday against the Cavs.

If MKG can't give it a go tonight, the Hornets will have a huge hole to fill in regards to who picks up LeBron James on defense. Treveon Graham, Dwayne Bacon and Marvin Williams would all take turns trying to contain LBJ, and Jeremy Lamb would likely see an uptick in minutes. Check back closer to tip-off for official confirmation on Kidd-Gilchrist's status.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ended up with just two points over 22 minutes in Saturday's victory in Dallas.

Kidd-Gilchrist hit just 1-of-9 from the field while adding five rebounds and one blocked shot with a minus-3 rating. He averaged double digits in scoring in both December (10.8 points) and January (11.4 points), but he has hit the wall since February. In fact, he has scored 10 or more points just four times across his past 23 contest.
Mar 25 - 12:29 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting on Thursday, with two rebounds, one turnover and no other stats in 16 minutes.

MKG hasn't lived up to most fantasy owners' expectations this season. His stats have decreased in most categories compared to 2016-17, including a career-low 4.2 rebounds per game, but he is shooting 50.9% from the field. That's largely because he's attempted just two 3-pointers all season and exclusively looks for shots near the rim -- all but one of his shots came in the paint tonight.
Mar 15 - 10:14 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was ejected from Tuesday's game vs. the 76ers with two technical fouls.

He was ejected in the second quarter after arguing with the officials, finishing with five points, two rebounds and one assist in 14 minutes. Look for Jeremy Lamb and Treveon Graham to pick up a few extra minutes in the second half.
Mar 6 - 7:59 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) was able to start Friday's game at Philadelphia, finishing with nine points in 31 minutes.

MKG hit 4-of-9 from the field, but he turned in just one rebound, one assist and one steal with three turnovers while committing five personal fouls. He appeared to be tentative at times, and wasn't quite 100 percent. Still, his minutes were way higher than anticipated coming back from injury and it appears safe to get him back into the active fantasy lineup in deeper leagues if you normally rely upon him.
Mar 2 - 9:39 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (left hamstring soreness) is starting against the 76ers on Friday.

Coach Steve Clifford said earlier today that MKG should be out there. Kidd-Gilchrist getting the green light before warmups bodes well for him to get minutes in the mid 20s and he'll have his hands full against Ben Simmons. Jeremy Lamb and Treveon Graham take a hit.
Mar 2 - 5:36 PM

Coach Steve Clifford said he's expecting Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) to play against the 76ers on Friday.

Clifford didn't say who MKG would guard, but it'll likely be Ben Simmons. Kidd-Gilchrist missed one game for his hamstring pull on Tuesday, and he could be slightly limited. If he's back, that'll move Treveon Graham back to the bench while Jeremy Lamb's minutes could take a hit.
Mar 2 - 4:08 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (left hamstring) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

Hamstring injuries can linger, so the Hornets may continue to be cautious after holding him out vs. Boston on Wednesday. Treveon Graham started in his absence but was very quiet with two points in 30 minutes, while Jeremy Lamb had 10 points, two boards, one block and two triples in 25 minutes off the bench. Even though it wasn't a good game for him, Lamb is a much better fantasy asset than MKG and Graham.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 1 - 1:24 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (left hamstring) and Cody Zeller (knee) will not play against the Celtics on Wednesday.

MKG pulled his hamstring on Tuesday and he did not return. He hasn't had a history of left hamstring injuries, but the Hornets will likely be careful with him based on how easy it is to aggravate that muscle injury. With him out, it'll be Treveon Graham in the first unit, but Jeremy Lamb will be benefitting the most off the bench.
Feb 28 - 6:02 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) and Cody Zeller (knee) are questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

MKG tweaked his hamstring on Tuesday, so it wouldn't be surprising at all to see him sit this one out with very little recovery time in between games. Zeller had some swelling in his knee after Tuesday's game, so he's likely headed for a game-time call. If both these guys are out, there will be more minutes available for Jeremy Lamb, Frank Kaminsky and Willy Hernangomez. Stay tuned.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist strained his left hamstring and will not return on Tuesday vs. the Bulls.

He was chasing Zach LaVine around a screen and pulled up lame with his hand on his hamstring. These types of injuries can linger, so MKG could be looking at some additional time on the shelf. Jeremy Lamb is the next man up off the bench and could see a nice bump in value in the short term.
Source: Hornets PR
Feb 27 - 7:28 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ended up with 14 points over 25 minutes in Friday's road victory against the Wizards.

MKG was a very efficient 6-of-8 from the field while adding two rebounds, two assists and a steal with no turnovers and a plus-4 rating. The All-Star did wonders for Kidd-Gilchrist, as he entered the break with single-digit point totals in each of his first seven February outings. Since the break he is averaging 13.5 PPG while hitting 66.7 percent (10-of-15) from the floor in two games.
Feb 23 - 9:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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
C1Dwight Howard
2Willy Hernangomez
3Cody Zeller
4Mangok Mathiang