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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 had 10 points and 13 rebounds on 4-of-7 shooting in Wednesday's easy win over the Nets.
MKG has quietly double-doubled in four of his last five games, and while he won't help you in other categories, he's worth a pick up if you need boards and some decent shooting. He's averaging 12.6 points, 11.0 rebounds and is shooting 54 percent from the floor over his last five, but doesn't do anything outside of those three categories. Mar 4 - 11:27 PM

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist double-doubled for the third straight game on Sunday with 11 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 39 minutes of action.

He's simply rolling right now and fantasy owners can't overlook his impressive 54.2 percent shooting over the past five games. That's not purely a symptom of judicious shot selection, either, as he drained 3-of-5 shots from beyond 18 feet tonight. It makes sense to start him while he's this hot.
Mar 1 - 8:55 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting with 11 rebounds, three assists and one block in Friday's loss to the Celtics.

MKG doesn't have a great stat-set for standard leagues and isn't worth picking up, but if you're in a points league give him a look.
Feb 28 - 12:59 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a superb showing against the Bulls on Wednesday with 18 points, 12 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 42 minutes.

He has really come on nicely in his three games since suffering a hamstring injury, averaging 17.7 points, 7.3 boards, 0.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.3 turnovers on 56.4 percent from the field and 75.0 percent from the line. However, Kidd-Gilchrist's fantasy value on the season is only 214 in standard leagues, so he will somehow have to keep this hot stretch going. He's not worth owning in standard leagues, but he's worth a look in points leagues.
Feb 26 - 12:38 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist stepped up against the Thunder on Saturday, scoring a season-high 20 points with four rebounds and three steals.

He spent a lot of time covering Russell Westbrook, so kudos to him for turning it up on the offensive end. Plus, this was also his first game since Feb. 7 due to a hamstring injury. As encouraging as this was, Kidd-Gilchrist just doesn't have the type of game to turn in fantasy value in standard leagues.
Feb 21 - 9:39 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) will be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Thunder.

Jeff Taylor will move back to the bench following this news and be cut across the board. MKG missed the Hornet's last two games prior to the All-Star break, but there has been no indication that he will have any restrictions on his playing time. However, even though MKG can score and rebound well enough to matter in points formats, his inefficient shooting and lack of defensive stats makes him tough to own in standard leagues.
Feb 21 - 12:11 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to start against the Thunder on Saturday.

We still don't have an official word that he's going to play, but he went through a full practice on Thursday. Jeff Taylor will move back to the bench and may not play at all while Gerald Henderson probably won't play quite as much. MKG is still not worth owning in standard leagues.
Feb 20 - 3:20 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) went through practice on Thursday and is expected to play on Saturday against the Thunder.

The All-Star break came at the right time and MKG only needed two games to recover from a hamstring strain. He's made some improvements this season, but not doing anything besides score and rebound makes him someone fantasy owners in standard leagues can leave on the wire. Gerald Henderson and Jeff Taylor won't play as much.
Feb 19 - 12:48 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) was able to participate in non-contact portions of practice on Wednesday, and if he makes it through contact practice on Thursday, he will be cleared to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

He is averaging 10.2 points and 7.2 boards on the season, but his inefficient shooting and lack of defensive stats makes him tough to own in standard leagues. We will update MKG's status after practice on Thursday, but all signs point to him playing against Kevin Durant and the Thunder. Jeff Taylor will slide to the bench upon MKG's return to action, while Lance Stephenson should lose some minutes as well.
Feb 18 - 12:54 PM

An MRI taken on Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's hamstring confirmed a mild hamstring strain, and he will be unavailable for both Sunday's game vs. the Pacers and Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons.

MKG will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break, and it'll be Gary Neal, Lance Stephenson, and Gerald Henderson all splitting his minutes, with Stephenson offering the most upside out of the group.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) is unlikely to return to action prior to the All-Star break, and will have an MRI on Sunday according to coach Steve Clifford.

This practically rules him out of Sunday's game against the Pacers and Friday vs. the Pistons, so his owners should plan accordingly. Gary Neal drew the start in place of MKG during the second half of Saturday's game, but Lance Stephenson will likely be the primary beneficiary in MKG's absence. Check back for an update following the MRI on Sunday.
Feb 7 - 10:12 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left Saturday's game against the 76ers due to a right hamstring strain and will not return.

There's still no word as to how severe the strain is, so we will consider MKG day-to-day for now. It wouldn't be surprising if the Hornets err on the side of caution and keep him sidelined until the All-Star break, as hamstring issues tend to flare up if they aren't given enough time to heal. Gary Neal started the second half and would be in line for an uptick in minutes if MKG misses any time, but he's only worth a look in deeper leagues for now. Lance Stephenson also figures to see a boost in value with this news, and he has shown enough improvement in recent games to make him worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 7 - 9:03 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is questionable to return to Saturday's game against the 76ers due to a right hamstring strain.

He's currently in the locker room getting evaluated so we should be able to provide an update shortly. If MKG is forced to miss any time, Lance Stephenson and Gerald Henderson would see increased minutes on the wings for Charlotte. Stay tuned.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist double-doubled in a win over the Nuggets on Saturday with 17 points, 13 boards, three assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

The 17 points tied his season-high, and MKG has now scored in double digits in five of his last six games. His shooting percentages and lack of defensive stats will keep him out of the conversation in standard leagues, but he's worth a look in points formats.
Jan 31 - 11:25 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist made 2-of-10 from the field and 6-of-9 from the line for 10 points with seven rebounds, two steals and no turnovers in 30 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

It's been the same story with MKG all season. While he has improved slightly on his jumper, he is still below 42 percent from the field in each of his last two months -- no 3-pointers either. Kidd-Gilchrist will need a fantasy miracle to be a top-100 player in standard leagues.
Jan 24 - 10:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Mo Williams
3Brian Roberts
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Lance Stephenson
3P.J. Hairston
4Troy Daniels
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell