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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
Contract: view contract details

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist finished Wednesday's game with nine points (3-of-7 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), five rebounds, four assists, three blocks and one steal in 31 minutes.
"We have to get ourselves right. We have to get back to what we've been for four years," coach Steve Clifford said recently. "Defense first, compete on every play, play smart." The defensive end is MKG's wheelhouse, and he helped Charlotte hold the Blazers to just 85 points on 35.1 percent shooting tonight. He may never be a great asset offensively, but he's worth a look if you need boards and some defensive stats. Jan 18 - 10:57 PM

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hit just 3-of-11 shots for six points and nine rebounds in Monday's 108-98 loss to the Celtics.

He was coming off a big 12 & 12 double-double with four assists, a steal and a block on Friday, but hit just 2-of-6 shots in that one, saving his scoring line by hitting eight free throws. MKG is still a borderline player to own in standard leagues, because he's just as likely to let you down as he is to surprise you. He's averaging 7.6 points and 9.8 rebounds on 35 percent shooting over his last five games, meaning that Friday's game was pretty much a fluke.
Jan 16 - 10:03 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 12 points during a 102-93 loss to the 76ers on Saturday, adding 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

Marco Bellineli may have turned in his worst game of the season with five turnovers and Jeremy Lamb (foot) didn't play, so Kidd-Gilchrist had a clear path for minutes. Even with some injuries to put MKG in a terrific position over his previous five, he only averaged 8.0 points, 8.4 boards, 1.8 assists and 0.8 steals. He's more of a borderline player to own in standard leagues.
Jan 13 - 9:48 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist missed all six of his shots and failed to score in Tuesday's loss to the Rockets.

He did have six rebounds, four assists and a block, but this was just a tough night for MKG. He came in hot, racking up games of 12 & 9, 8 & 13 and 14 & 11 rebounds in his previous three games. He just couldn't get his shot to fall tonight and is worthy of just an 11th-round fantasy pick right now, according to He's worth owning in most leagues, but 9.2 points and 7.2 rebounds with no 3-pointers to speak of isn't ideal.
Jan 10 - 10:48 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist gave the Hornets a lift on Wednesday with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting, 11 rebounds and one block in 32 minutes.

The shooting and boards are very nice, but they mask an otherwise disappointing fantasy performance since MKG missed both of his free throws while contributing zero assists or steals. He's just a borderline option unless he continues scoring with greater efficiency. It doesn't help that he made three 3-pointers in only seven games last season, but has one make in 34 games this year.
Jan 4 - 10:06 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist double-doubled in Monday's loss to the Nets with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

This was his sixth double-double of the season and his third game in a row with 9+ rebounds. MKG also added two assists and two blocks and hit 5-of-10 from the field, and his 35 minutes was the largest workload he's seen since Nov. 26. With Marco Belinelli (ankle) possibly looking at more time on the shelf, MKG should see more than 30 minutes on a regular basis. He's a low-end pickup in standard leagues.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 12 points with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and four blocks in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

This is arguably his best game of the month from a reality standpoint. On top of that, Marco Belinelli (ankle) was hurt in this one and looks like he'll miss time. Belinelli has taken minutes away from MKG in the fourth quarter quite a bit, so MKG's floor for minutes get a lot higher here. If he's floating on your wire, Kidd-Gilchrist could get hot and is worth an add.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 10:03:00 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played just 20 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday with four points, two rebounds, one assist and one block.

Marco Belinelli had the hot hand, so coach Steve Clifford went with his best shooter. Kidd-Gilchrist will continue to be benched late in games depending on how hot Belinelli is and the flow of the game, so his owners should probably be looking elsewhere in standard leagues.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 10:49:00 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hit his first 3-pointer of the season on Friday vs. Boston, but also hit rock bottom with three points on 1-of-4 shooting.

He's losing playing time to Marco Belinelli and only saw 22 minutes tonight -- he hasn't eclipsed the 30-minute mark in eight straight games. He added five rebounds and two steals, but he's simply not helping fantasy owners right now with averages of 7.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals over his last five games. His great start to the season is a distant memory.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist showed some improvement on Wednesday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, one block and one steal in 26 minutes.

MKG played down the stretch of a close game but coach Steve Clifford said recently that he doesn't have a set fourth-quarter rotation, so nothing is guaranteed. With reduced playing time, offensive deficiencies, and poor supporting stats, most owners in 12-team leagues should find better options on the waiver wire.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 10:05:00 PM

Coach Steve Clifford said the Hornets won't have a set fourth-quarter rotation.

We've seen Michael Kidd-Gilchrist take a hit with minutes in the fourth quarter going down lately. He's been in a brutal offensive slump and the Hornets have trailed in their last two games, so it made sense to go with Marco Belinelli. MKG has cooled off as a fantasy asset, so his owners may want to be looking at other options.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 05:00:00 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist struggled against the Pacers on Monday, scoring six points on 1-of-9 shooting.

Prior to the game, coach Steve Clifford said that MKG has been losing some minutes in the fourth quarter because of Marco Belinelli's strong play off the bench. MKG only played 20 minutes in Monday's loss, but was able to salvage his fantasy line with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block. He's only averaging 22.4 minutes over his last five games and his upside isn't high anyways, so he's a drop candidate in standard leagues unless he heats up.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 10:38:00 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 16 points with seven rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 21 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

He scored eight points in the first quarter and showed off some nice offense tonight -- he had a pretty coast-to-coast play. Kidd-Gilchrist also made all four from the line tonight to boost him to a 74.7 percent from there on the year, and he's also turned the ball over just once in his last six. On the down side, he hasn't picked up a steal in any of his last five. MKG is shaping up to be a late-round guy.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 09:42:00 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist snapped a streak of six double-digit scoring games on Wednesday, finishing scoreless with five boards, one assist and one block in 20 minutes.

He shot 0-of-6 from the field, including four misses at the rim, so the Hornets turned to Marco Belinelli (13 points, five boards) for production off the bench. Tonight's poor showing aside, MKG has been a reliable late-round roto player with averages of 10.0 points on 46.8 percent shooting, 7.2 boards and 1.3 assists, as well as career-highs in both steals (0.8) and blocks (1.1).
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 09:51:00 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist double-doubled in Monday’s win over the Mavericks, finishing with 11 points and 12 rebounds in 28 minutes.

This was his fifth double-double of the season. MKG added one assist and one block with zero turnovers, hitting 5-of-11 from the field and 1-of-1 from the line. He’s scored in double digits in six straight games, but he’s a low-end asset in standard leagues because he’s yet to make a 3-pointer this season.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 12:57:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Ramon Sessions
3Brian Roberts
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Marco Belinelli
3Treveon Graham
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
C1Cody Zeller
2Roy Hibbert
3Spencer Hawes