Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 14 | Small Forward

Charlotte Hornets

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Tue. Sep 30, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Kidd-Gilchrist has revamped his jumpshot this season, the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell reports. "I've never seen a player's shooting mechanics change more in a year than his have," coach Steve Clifford said. Impact: One of the best all-around defenders in the league, Kidd-Gilchrist's struggles on the other end of the court have been well-publicized. As of last season, he was the owner of - hands down, with apologies to Udonis Haslem - the ugliest jumpshot in the league. More than 72 percent of his field goal attempts in 2013-14 came from within 10 feet, and he shot a paltry 15.4 percent from 10-16 feet. The Kentucky product has only attempted 18 three-pointers in more than 3,500 career minutes - a major disadvantage for a team devoid of consistent perimeter threats. A wait-and-see approach is the best course of action here, but if Kidd-Gilchrist's jumper improves even slightly, it will be a major boost to his chances of retaining his starting spot.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 29, 2014
News: Kidd-Gilchrist will compete with Gerald Henderson for the fifth and final starting spot in Charlotte during training camp, the Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: Due to the versatility of offseason addition Lance Stephenson, the situation on the Bobcats' wing is fluid. Depending on the success of lineups featuring Kidd-Gilchrist at small forward and Henderson at the two in the top unit, Stephenson will slot wherever he's needed, with no clear indication who represents the leader in the clubhouse. In reality, the decision will likely come down to needing a presence on offense or defense, the latter of which would press Kidd-Gilchrist into the starting lineup.(RotoWire, )
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2013-14 Season
PPG
7.2
REB
5.2
ASST
0.8
FG%
47.3
Bio
Ht: 6' 7"  Wt: 232  Age: 21
Born: 9/26/1993, Camden, New Jersey
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2012 - Rd 1
(2nd overall by the Bobcats)
Injury Status
No Current Injury