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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 had just five points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes on Wednesday, making 2-of-7 field goals and 1-of-2 free throws.
MKG hasn't scored double-digit points this month, and he hasn't blocked a shot since Jan. 20. Games like this have become the norm, unfortunately, and he belongs on the wire in the majority of fantasy formats. Feb 14 - 10:22 PM

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored six points with one rebound and two turnovers in 24 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

He lost a lot of run to Michael Carter-Williams, so that's not a good sign. MKG has been just OK in 2018, averaging 11.4 points, 3.8 boards, 1.1 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.7 turnovers in his January games. If you wanted to drop him for a higher-upside guy, it's not a bad idea.
Feb 2 - 9:58 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 19 points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

January has easily been his best offensive month with his best scoring average and efficiency. Kidd-Gilchrist also has seen more steals and blocks, so he may finally be trending up after a rocky start. The Hornets are reportedly trying to shop him and maybe this recent play helps them.
Jan 26 - 10:05 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (arm) was back in action on Wednesday with seven points on 3-of-3 shooting, two rebounds and one steal in 23 minutes.

MKG missed one game due to a right arm abscess, but fortunately it wasn't serious. He's shown signs of life over the past two weeks with 12.5 points on 50.9 percent shooting, but is adding just 3.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks in that span. He's worth holding if there aren't more well-rounded options on your waiver wire.
Jan 24 - 10:04 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (arm) is in the starting lineup against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He's back after missing one game due to his arm injury. Kidd-Gilchrist received some praise from coach Steve Clifford and he's having is best offensive month with 12.3 points per game in January. He's worth owning in standard leagues and his value could go up if players are dealt.
Jan 24 - 6:14 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (abscess in right arm) was a full participant at shootaround and is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.

It looks like MKG will be back in action tonight following a one-game stint on the sidelines, which will queue Treveon Graham's return to the second unit and there also won't be as many minutes available for Jeremy Lamb and Malik Monk. Check back closer to tip-off for official confirmation on Kidd-Gilchrist's status.
Jan 24 - 11:24 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (arm) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

MKG sat out Monday's game with an abscess in his armpit, but it looks like it'll end up being just a one-game absence. With Kidd-Gilchrist back in action, Treveon Graham will head back to the bench and there will be fewer minutes available for Jeremy Lamb and Malik Monk.
Jan 23 - 6:55 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (right axillary abscess) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Kings and Treveon Graham will start in his place.

MKG was originally being listed as probable with a foot sprain, but the axillary (armpit) issue is new, and it's currently unclear if he'll be able to get back out there for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. While Graham figures to see some extended run as a starter, Jeremy Lamb still makes for the better target as he could be looking at minutes in the 30s tonight. Head coach Steve Clifford also hinted that Malik Monk could see some more floor time tonight, but it's tough to see him earning playing time in the 20s with the rest of the wings in Charlotte healthy.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (left foot strain) is listed as probable for Monday's game vs. the Kings.

January has been MKG's best month yet with averages of 12.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.9 steals in 26.0 minutes, and he has played 28+ minutes in three out of his last four games. We'll confirm his status hopefully after the morning shootaround, but he's a low-end player to own in standard leagues. Don't be surprised if the Hornets shop his contract at the deadline.
Jan 21 - 1:30 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dropped 21 points in just 23 minutes on Wednesday, making 8-of-11 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs with four rebounds, three steals and two assists.

MKG is surging with double-digit points in six of his past seven games, and coach Steve Clifford had nothing but praise for him after tonight's game. "[MKG's] having such a good year," he said. "He's playing so well on both sides of the ball. He's playing efficiently and intelligently on offense." His minutes had crept into the 30-32 range prior to this blowout, and he's a solid pickup if he's still available in shallower leagues.
Jan 17 - 10:29 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting, four rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes on Wednesday.

MKG has played between 21-26 minutes in seven straight games. It's possible that the Hornets are reluctant to play him heavy minutes due to his lengthy injury history, but whatever the cause it's doing his fantasy value no favors. He won't carry you in any category and is hurting from the line (64.9% on 2.3 attempts), but is still a decent low-end option.
Jan 10 - 10:37 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, two assist and a steal across 22 minutes in Friday's 108-94 road win against the Lakers.

MKG is enjoying one of his better runs of the season, posting double-digit point totals in four of his past five outings. He is averaging 10.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists over his past five outings while hitting a respectable 53.7 percent (22-of-41) from the field. He'll look to keep it rolling when play resumes Wednesday against Dallas.
Jan 6 - 1:36 AM

Foul trouble limited Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on Sunday, as he finished a road defeat with six points, seven rebounds and three assists in 21 minutes.

MKG has been frustrating to own due to poor FT shooting (63.2%), low assists (1.1), and a complete lack of 3-pointers. Owners could probably live with those flaws, but he's also seen his rebounds drop dramatically alongside Dwight Howard -- his total rebound rate has fallen from 13.2% last season to just 9.8% this season. He's currently just a borderline option in 12-team leagues.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 11:09:00 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 13 points during a 102-91 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday with four rebounds, two assists and one block.

He was questionable to play due to an illness and his minutes were a shade down from his 27.0 minutes per game average on the season. Kidd-Gilchrist has dropped off this season from his productive 2016-17 with noteworthy drops in points, boards, blocks, steals and free throw percentage. Owners in shallower 10-team leagues can probably do better.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 09:49:00 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (illness) is available to play Wednesday against the Celtics.

MKG sat out Tuesday's practice with the illness, but he was a full participant at shootaround this morning and there's been no discussion of a minutes limit, so owners can feel free to roll him out there.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 05:24:00 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
C1Dwight Howard
2Willy Hernangomez
3Cody Zeller
4Mangok Mathiang