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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 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

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hit 4-of-9 shots for eight points, nine rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks in Thursday's 107-95 loss to the Rockets.

MKG's scored in single digits in five of his last six games, but has been shooting the ball pretty well and crashing the boards. He's averaging 8.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.6 assists and 0.6 steals on 44 percent shooting over his last five. The total lack of threes and low steals and scoring make him a tough guy to rely on in fantasy, but he's generally worth rostering in 12-team leagues as long as he's starting for the Hornets.
Feb 9 - 9:20 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was in foul trouble for much of Tuesday's blowout loss to the Blazers and hit just 1-of-5 shots for five points, five rebounds, two assists and nothing else.

After playing 35-plus minutes in two straight games, MKG has played just 19 and 24 minutes in his last two games, and he was in foul trouble in both of them. He's not an offensive beast, but does get enough rebounds, blocks and steals to make him worth owning in a lot of leagues. Hopefully he's not in foul trouble on Wednesday against the Warriors, as the Hornets are going to need his defense in that one.
Feb 1 - 12:21 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played just 19 minutes after picking up four fouls in just 12 minutes and finished Saturday's game with nine points, six rebounds, a steal and tied a season high with four blocks.

He's been playing more than 30 minutes per game lately and is averaging 12.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and is shooting 58 percent over his last five games. He won't get you many steals and rarely hits a 3-pointer, but he's playing well enough to be given consideration in most leagues if you have some dead weight to cut.
Jan 29 - 1:38 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a strong game on Wednesday with 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting, nine rebounds, two blocks and one steal.

MKG did his damage in 35 minutes tonight, but it wasn't enough against the Warriors. The Hornets are 15-1 this season when holding opponents under 100 points, but they're just 8-22 when opponents score 100 or more. Despite MKG's best defensive efforts tonight, the Warriors walked away with a 113-103 victory.
Jan 26 - 12:28 AM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 17 points with 14 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in a 112-105 win over the Nets on Saturday.

Yep, it's still nice for small forwards to play the Nets. This was his best scoring game since the season opener, making 7-of-11 from the field in this one. Kidd-Gilchrist only made 41.7 percent from the field and his defensive stats have really fallen off. This great game doesn't really move the needle on him. Start small forwards in DFS against the Nets.
Jan 21 - 10:18 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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PG1Kemba Walker
2Ramon Sessions
3Brian Roberts
4Ray McCallum
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Marco Belinelli
3Treveon Graham
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Christian Wood
C1Cody Zeller
2Miles Plumlee
3Mike Tobey