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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) has been able to do some light shooting and dribbling, and he will be cleared to start cutting in a couple of weeks.
It has taken MKG a long time to get over this ankle issue, but it looks like he is finally making some good progress. The trade of Lance Stephenson could open up even more minutes for MKG, but his game simply hasn't translated to fantasy too well. During the 2014-15 campaign, MKG averaged 10.9 points, 7.6 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.7 blocks and 0.5 steals while shooting 46.5 percent from the field. Jun 18 - 1:27 PM

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) worked out on Monday.

He still had a brace on his left ankle and doesn't appear to be 100 percent yet. Kidd-Gilchrist did make some strides as a shooter thanks to coach Mark Price, but he's still offering limited upside in fantasy leagues.
Jun 8 - 4:23 PM

Hornets GM Rich Cho said Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was "probably" the Hornets most-improved player this season.

That would be a dramatic understatement. Kidd-Gilchrist finished the season averaging 10.9 points and 7.6 boards, but that alone is not an accurate representation of his value. Tasked with defending the opposition's best perimeter player, MKG is growing into his role as a lockdown defender in this league.
Apr 20 - 11:23 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilcrhist (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

He was never expected to play tonight, so he should have already been dropped everywhere, MKG made great strides this season, and hopefully he continues to work on his shooting this summer. MKG will finish the season with averages of 10.9 points, 7.6 boards 1.4 assists in 28.9 minutes per game. Jeff Taylor will remain in the starting lineup, but he is only worth a look in deeper formats.
Apr 15 - 9:40 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Monday.

He's likely out for the season and Jeff Taylor will continue to start. In his previous 11 starts, Taylor averaged just 6.1 points, 2.9 boards and 0.9 assists. Obviously that's not going to get it done for almost any owner. Gerald Henderson should log significant minutes at small forward tonight.
Apr 13 - 5:19 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play Sunday vs. the Pistons.

Look for Jeff Taylor and Gerald Henderson to log extended minutes with MKG sidelined. Taylor is a negligible factor in all fantasy leagues, while Henderson doesn't do much aside from score. Henderson has struggled in his past two outings, making him a risky play in most leagues.
Apr 12 - 3:03 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Hawks.

With no clear return date in sight, MKG belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Jeff Taylor will continue to do almost nothing on the stat sheet as a starter, while Gerald Henderson will log extended minutes and see some increased opportunity on offense.
Source: KL
Apr 10 - 12:21 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

He may be out for the season. Jeff Taylor will continue to start and he may see minutes close to 30 minutes because Lance Stephenson (toe) is up in the air. Gerald Henderson should still have most of the scoring responsibility at small forward because the Hornets play Mo Williams at shooting guard a lot.
Apr 8 - 4:50 PM

Hornets' head coach Steve Clifford said that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) is unlikely to return this season.

Jeff Taylor will continue to start with Kidd-Gilchrist sidelined, but he's not doing enough to be considered an option in most leagues. Gerald Henderson and Marvin Williams are the primary beneficiaries here.

Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will likely be out until at least Friday's game against the Hawks.

MKG did not practice on Monday due to this sprained ankle and Clifford said that Kidd-Gilchrist still has considerable swelling in his ankle. With MKG still wearing a protective boot over the weekend, he can safely be dropped in most fantasy leagues with Gerald Henderson and Marvin Williams being the biggest beneficiaries.
Apr 7 - 12:50 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's ankle is still swollen and he is unlikely to play in the next two games.

He's already out for Saturday and we might not see him again this regular season. MKG sprained his ankle back on Mar. 27, so swelling at this point is a bad sign. Jeff Taylor will get a few more starts, but he's not involved in the offense. Gerald Henderson, Marvin Williams and perhaps Lance Stephenson will benefit.
Apr 4 - 5:47 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) is in a walking boot, and he will not play Friday vs. the Pacers or Saturday vs. the 76ers.

Head coach Steve Clifford said that MKG won't be able to return until Tuesday vs. Miami at the earliest, so we'll be considering him questionable for that one. Jeff Taylor will continue to start with Kidd-Gilchrist unavailable, but he's not doing enough to matter in most leagues with averages of just 6.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game with the starting unit.
Apr 3 - 5:59 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (sprained left ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

Jeff Taylor has been starting with MKG out, but with averages of just 6.8 points and 3.2 rebounds as a starter, he can't be viewed as a viable option in almost any league. With the fantasy basketball season winding down, the waiver wire seems like a suitable place for both Taylor and Kidd-Gilchrist.
Apr 3 - 10:16 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) and Cody Zeller (shoulder) will not play vs. the Pistons on Wednesday.

MKG will likely be out for another week, so there are no surprises here. At this point in the season, MKG can be dropped in most leagues and the Hornets won't be in a rush to bring him back if they continue to fall out of the hunt for a playoff berth. Jeff Taylor will likely draw another start, but he is only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Apr 1 - 11:50 AM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Troy Daniels
3P.J. Hairston
4Jeremy Lamb
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF1Cody Zeller
2Frank Kaminsky
3Marvin Williams
C1Al Jefferson
2Spencer Hawes