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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist | Forward | #14

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 232
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (2) / CHA
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Coach Steve Clifford said there was never any consideration of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist coming off the bench.
This isn't a surprise at all, but the Hornets do have some decent depth at forward now. MKG has been known for his defense, but up until last season it never really translated to the box score. In 2016-17, he put up career highs of 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks while also coming through at the line with a career-high 78.4 field goal percentage. He's still just 23 years old and should flirt with 30 minutes per game, so he'll be a really solid pick in the later middle rounds of fantasy drafts. Sep 8 - 3:15 PM

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 14 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes against the Suns on Sunday.

He was the primary defender on Devin Booker and was able to avoid foul trouble in this game. Kidd-Gilchrist is somewhat matchup dependent because Marco Belinelli could take his minutes when the Hornets are trailing late, but he's still someone fantasy owners have to start now that he's putting up the defensive stats.
Mar 26 - 4:10 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was in foul trouble for most of the night against the Cavaliers on Friday, finishing with four points in 18 minutes.

The joys of guarding LeBron James. MKG shot 2-of-4 from the field with four rebounds, one assist and five fouls, but look for him to bounce back on Sunday in a favorable matchup vs. the Suns. The Hornets have four games next week, so MKG is a hold in standard leagues.
Mar 24 - 10:09 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (strained right ankle) had nine points on 4-of-5 shooting, four rebounds, two steals, one block and zero turnovers in 27 minutes vs. the Magic on Sunday.

MKG didn't miss any time with the injury, which is great news for a Charlotte team that's straining to stay in the playoff race. He's abandoned any pretense of a perimeter game, which has helped him shoot a pristine 55.3 percent from the field in March, and he chips in enough boards and defensive stats to hold value in most leagues.
Mar 22 - 9:41 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (right ankle strain) will play against the Magic on Wednesday.

He was listed as probable and did have an MRI, but everything came back clean. MKG's minutes are slightly down this month, which was somewhat surprising with Frank Kaminsky missing time in March. Kidd-Gilchrist has been racking up the defensive stats to make him a solid player to use in all fantasy leagues.
Mar 22 - 5:42 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (right ankle strain) is probable for Wednesday's game vs. Orlando.

Kidd-Gilchrist underwent an MRI on his ankle and the results were negative, which is great news for nervous MKG owners. He injured the ankle in Monday's win over Atlanta, but both MKG and coach Steve Clifford downplayed the injury after the game. It appears Kidd-Gilchrist will be ready to roll on Wednesday, but check back to make sure he doesn't suffer any setbacks and to find out if the Hornets plan to place him on any minutes restriction.
Mar 21 - 1:49 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a right ankle strain in Monday's win over the Hawks.

Before his owners panic, MKG said he is "fine" and coach Steve Clifford added that he is day-to-day. MKG left the game in the third quarter and wasn't able to return, but the Hornets had a comfortable lead at the time. We should get an update after Tuesday's practice, but we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Magic. He finished with nine points (4-of-8 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), two boards, three assists and three steals in 21 minutes.
Mar 20 - 9:49 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist matched his career-high four blocks against the Wizards on Saturday, adding eight points, four rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes.

He has always been a good defender, but it took until this year for him to consistently show value in fantasy with his defensive stats. Since the break, MKG has been a fourth-round player, averaging 9.1 points, 6.7 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.9 blocks, 1.5 steals and 0.6 turnovers in those 13 contests. He's been a fantasy steal this season.
Mar 18 - 10:17 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 22 points in Monday's loss to the Bulls.

It's the most points he's scored since he dropped 23 points on opening night. Nicolas Batum (migraine) was out tonight, so that explains his big night. He finished 9-of-12 from the field with six rebounds and one assist, and he also hit 4-of-5 from the line. He's been a mid-round player for months, but his owners can't expect lines like these when Batum is healthy.
Mar 13 - 10:48 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored eight points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal and no turnovers in 36 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

Coach Steve Clifford still rolled with MKG as the four even against the bigger Pelicans team. He continues to just cruise along in the second half of the season with vastly improved 77 percent free throw shooting and averaging 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals. He should remain as a mid-round guy.
Mar 11 - 10:08 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored four points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 19 minutes on Friday.

Garbage time did cut his minutes down a tad and he did play some power forward. That may not be in the cards quite as much on Saturday against the Pelicans, though. MKG is still holding strong value as a mid-round guy in standard leagues.
Mar 10 - 10:06 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored six points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 22 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

It was a somewhat disappointing game from a playing time and offensive standpoint, but MKG did play well on the defensive end. Kidd-Gilchrist has been making his money for fantasy owners with the defensive stats, which has been a trend for over a month now. He's worth owning in standard leagues and does have a higher floor most nights with a shorthanded forward group next to him.
Mar 5 - 12:11 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist picked up a career-high six steals against the Suns on Thursday, adding seven points, eight rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes.

His steals have actually been spiking lately, averaging 1.4 per game in February after averaging just 0.7 per game in December and January. Those steals have buoyed his value to sixth-round in February, so he's a hold in standard leagues. His value could also go up slightly if Frank Kaminsky is out because he would likely have to play some power forward in certain matchups.
Mar 3 - 12:17 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was limited by foul trouble on Sunday, fouling out with just two points on 1-of-3 shooting, six rebounds, two assists and one steal.

The Hornets blew up in the third quarter with an 18-1 run to erase a 17-point deficit, but MKG didn't contribute much to the run. He was out-of-position much of the game defensively, due to Charlotte's lack of frontcourt depth, which is part of the reason he picked up so many fouls. Expect much better vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.
Feb 27 - 12:42 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hit 5-of-9 shots for 12 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 39 minutes of Thursday's tough overtime loss to the Pistons.

MKG had some big plays and buckets in the fourth quarter and racked up his 10th double-double of the season, although this was the first time he's hit double figures in scoring five games. But this was also his second straight game with 14 rebounds and owners should plan on riding while things are going so well on the glass.
Feb 23 - 10:05 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Julyan Stone
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Malik Monk
3Treveon Graham
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
3Dwayne Bacon
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Johnny O'Bryant
C1Dwight Howard
2Cody Zeller