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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

24-Year-Old       Charlotte Hornets

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

8.0

REB

4.3

AST

0.3

STL

0.6

BLK

1.0

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Kidd-Gilchrist has forged a reputation as one of the best and most versatile defenders in the league. Most of his value comes on that side of the ball, but he added 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block per game last season while averaging 9.2 points on nearly 48 percent sho...

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 232 lbs   DOB: 9/28/1993  College: Kentucky   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #2 Overall in 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Hornets in August of 2015.

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Kidd-Gilchrist contributed 22 points (10-14 FG, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 115-107 loss to the Cavaliers.

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 18 CHA 78 26.0 9.0 5.8 1.5 0.7 0.9 0.0 45.8 74.9 1.3 1.7 4.2 0.1 22.2 3.6 7.9 1.8 2.4
2013-14 19 CHA 62 24.2 7.2 5.2 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.0 47.3 61.4 1.0 1.8 3.5 0.1 11.1 2.7 5.7 1.8 3.0
2014-15 20 CHA 55 28.9 10.9 7.6 1.4 0.5 0.7 0.0 46.5 70.1 1.1 2.0 5.6 0.0 0.0 4.1 8.8 2.7 3.9
2015-16 21 CHA 7 29.3 12.7 6.4 1.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 54.1 69.0 1.1 1.7 4.7 1.0 42.9 4.7 8.7 2.9 4.1
2016-17 22 CHA 81 29.0 9.2 7.0 1.4 1.0 1.0 0.0 47.7 78.4 0.7 1.9 5.0 0.1 11.1 3.6 7.6 1.9 2.4
2017-18 23 CHA 7 20.1 8.0 4.3 0.3 0.6 1.0 0.0 63.4 66.7 0.4 0.6 3.7 0.1 0.0 3.7 5.9 0.6 0.9
Rest Of Season Projections 24 CHA 68 26.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2017-18 Projections 24 CHA 80 28.5 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 2 29.0 15.0 5.5 0.0 1.0 1.5 0.0 70.0 100.0 0.5 0.5 5.0 0.0 0.0 7.0 10.0 1.0 1.0
Last 14 Days 2 29.0 15.0 5.5 0.0 1.0 1.5 0.0 70.0 100.0 0.5 0.5 5.0 0.0 0.0 7.0 10.0 1.0 1.0
Last 30 Days 7 20.0 8.0 4.3 0.3 0.6 1.0 0.0 63.4 66.7 0.4 0.6 3.7 0.1 0.0 3.7 5.9 0.6 0.9
Last 5 Games 5 23.0 10.0 4.6 0.2 0.6 1.2 0.0 74.2 66.7 0.6 0.4 4.2 0.0 0.0 4.6 6.2 0.8 1.2

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Nov 15 CLE 107-115 31 22 6 0 2 2 0 10 14 2 2 0 0 1 5 2
Nov 10 @BOS 90-87 27 8 5 0 0 1 1 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Nov 7 @NYK 118-113 Did Not Play
Nov 5 @MIN 112-94 Did Not Play
Nov 3 @SAS 108-101 Did Not Play
Nov 1 MIL 126-121 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Oct 30 @MEM 99-104 27 10 6 0 1 1 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
Oct 29 ORL 120-113 23 10 5 0 0 2 0 4 4 2 4 0 0 0 5 1
Oct 27 HOU 93-109 14 4 7 1 1 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 4
Oct 25 DEN 110-93 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Oct 23 @MIL 103-94 Did Not Play
Oct 20 ATL 109-91 Did Not Play
Oct 18 @DET 102-90 Did Not Play
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Tomorrow Los Angeles Clippers Only available to RotoWire subscribers.
Monday Minnesota Timberwolves Only available to RotoWire subscribers.

 

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Small Forward

1.  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

2.  Jeremy Lamb

3.  Dwayne Bacon

4.  Nicolas Batum

5.  Marvin Williams

6.  Treveon Graham

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True Shooting Percentage

64.2%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has a true shooting percentage of 64.2%.

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 18 CHA 78 36.0 12.5 8.1 2.1 1.0 1.2 0.0 45.8 74.9 1.8 2.3 5.8 0.2 22.2 5.0 10.9 2.5 3.3
2013-14 19 CHA 62 36.0 10.7 7.8 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.0 47.3 61.4 1.4 2.6 5.2 0.2 11.1 4.0 8.5 2.7 4.4
2014-15 20 CHA 55 36.0 13.6 9.4 1.7 0.7 0.9 0.0 46.5 70.1 1.4 2.5 7.0 0.0 0.0 5.1 10.9 3.4 4.9
2015-16 21 CHA 7 36.0 15.6 7.9 1.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 54.1 69.0 1.4 2.1 5.8 1.2 42.9 5.8 10.7 3.5 5.1
2016-17 22 CHA 81 36.0 11.4 8.7 1.7 1.2 1.2 0.0 47.7 78.4 0.9 2.4 6.3 0.1 11.1 4.5 9.5 2.3 3.0
2017-18 23 CHA 7 36.0 14.3 7.7 0.5 1.0 1.8 0.0 63.4 66.7 0.8 1.0 6.6 0.3 0.0 6.6 10.5 1.0 1.5
Rest Of Season Projections 24 CHA 68 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2017-18 Projections 24 CHA 80 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 18 CHA 78 2025 704 455 117 54 70 2 45.8 74.9 101 131 324 9 22.2 281 613 140 187
2013-14 19 CHA 62 1502 448 324 52 43 39 1 47.3 61.4 60 109 215 9 11.1 167 353 113 184
2014-15 20 CHA 55 1587 598 416 77 30 38 0 46.5 70.1 63 109 307 0 0.0 224 482 150 214
2015-16 21 CHA 7 205 89 45 9 3 3 3 54.1 69.0 8 12 33 7 42.9 33 61 20 29
2016-17 22 CHA 81 2348 743 565 114 81 77 1 47.7 78.4 56 156 409 9 11.1 295 618 152 194
2017-18 23 CHA 7 141 56 30 2 4 7 0 63.4 66.7 3 4 26 1 0.0 26 41 4 6
Rest Of Season Projections 24 CHA 68 1772 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2017-18 Projections 24 CHA 80 2280 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2012-13 18 CHA 78 26.0 50.6 46.0 12.8 11.1 1.2 11.8
2013-14 19 CHA 62 24.2 51.6 47.5 9.5 11.0 0.9 9.5
2014-15 20 CHA 55 28.9 51.9 46.5 10.8 8.8 1.2 14.1
2015-16 21 CHA 7 29.3 60.3 56.6 9.9 8.8 1.1 14.9
2016-17 22 CHA 81 29.0 52.8 47.8 13.1 6.4 2.0 14.3
2017-18 23 CHA 7 20.1 64.2 63.4 4.1 6.2 0.7 11.3
Rest Of Season Projections 24 CHA 68 26.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2017-18 Projections 24 CHA 80 28.5 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) posted eight points (4-6 FG) and five rebounds across 27 minutes in Friday's 90-87 loss to the Celtics.

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Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) will play and start in Friday's game against the Celtics, but his minutes load is still yet to be determined, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Head coach Steve Clifford said he intends to play Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) against the Celtics on Friday, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) will rejoin the Hornets on Wednesday in Boston, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Knicks, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) will not be available Sunday against the Timberwolves, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) will not be available Friday against the Spurs.

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Kidd-Gilchrist (illness) isn't listed on the injury report for Friday's game against the Spurs, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Kidd-Gilchrist is questionable to return Wednesday against the Bucks due to an illness, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Kidd-Gilchrist is no longer on a minutes restriction, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Kidd-Gilchrist will be on a minutes restriction again for Friday's game against the Rockets, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) will return to action Wednesday against the Nuggets but will face a minutes restriction, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Injuries have already come to define Kidd-Gilchrist's young career, as he's missed 122 games over the past three seasons. A torn labrum limited Kidd-Gilchrist to just seven games in 2015-16, cutting short what many believed could have been a breakout year for the former No. 2 overall pick. In those seven games, Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting 54.1 percent from the field, up from his career 46.7 percent mark. While the sample size was obviously small, Kidd-Gilchrist showcased expanded confidence as a shooter, knocking down as many three-pointers (three) as he'd hit in his previous 195 games combined. Kidd-Gilchrist's jumper remains borderline offensive in appearance, but he's steadily improved as a mid-to-long-range shooter since entering the league as a virtual non-factor outside the restricted area. While he'll likely never be a true marksman from deep, the simple threat of shooting the three ball at a reasonable percentage should be enough to help expand his overall offensive game. Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to step back into the starting small forward role in which he began last season, which will push Nicolas Batum over to shooting guard and give the Hornets one of the NBA's better defensive wing combinations. Batum projects as the better scorer of the two, while Kidd-Gilchrist should post strong rebounding and field-goal percentage numbers. He won't offer much in terms of assists, though, and his steal rate (1.0% in 2014-15) is substantially lower than his smothering defensive presence would suggest.

2015-16

In his third season, Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 10.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.7 blocks in 29 minutes per game during 55 games. He shot 47 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free-throw line, going the whole year without attempting a single three-pointer. Though Kidd-Gilchrist set a career-low in games played, he set career-highs in points, rebounds, and minutes per game and earned a four-year, $52 million extension this offseason. Already among the top defensive players in the NBA, his versatility on that end allows him to matchup with multiple positions. Given how many new faces there are, it's unclear how the Hornets' rotation will look come October. Yet, continued offensive improvement could result in a breakout year for Kidd-Gilchrist, who turns 22 in September.

2014-15

Like Bismack Biyombo, but with more on the line, the former No. 2 overall pick is facing somewhat of a do-or-die year as the Hornets have the capability to exercise his option next offseason. However, depending on who you ask, the second-year forward hasn't completely been a bust. According to ESPN's real plus/minus, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ranked in a tie for 6th place (+2.06) among small forwards on defense. Believe it or not, that was higher than noted defensive stalwarts Kawhi Leonard, Luol Deng, and LeBron James, but MKG has obviously struggled on offense, some of which was expected because of his completely re-tooled jump shot. According to that same statistic, MKG ranked 39th on offense (-0.77) for a total real plus/minus of 1.29 — 19th among all small forwards. He has the athleticism to make it in this league, and he also shot well at the rim (56 percent) last season, but until he starts making jumpers consistently, he's nothing more than a role player. By all accounts, he's a jump shot away from being one of the better all-around small forwards in the league. Fantasy-wise, he's still a wait-and-see option due to his limited game on offense.

2013-14

It's hard not to have some empathy towards Kidd-Gilchrist. He was drafted No. 2 overall, even though he can't shoot, and may not ever be able to shoot (more on this later). He was also drafted by perhaps the most depressing franchise in the league and was asked to step right in and improve the team. And he is also, by all accounts, a great guy and an extremely hard worker. Basically, by no fault of his own, he was put into a situation where he has almost no chance of being considered a good draft pick. There were plenty of rookies last year who were great to own, but MKG simply wasn't one of them. In his rookie campaign, Kidd-Gilchrist made 63 percent of his shots at the rim and 31 percent of his long two-point field goals (16 feet to the three-point line). He was terrible from everywhere else. From three-to-10 feet, he made 28 percent; from 10-to-16 feet, he converted 14 percent; and he hit on 22 percent of his three-point attempts. Overall, he was a 27 percent jump shooter during his rookie season. By comparison, Rudy Gay, who had one of the worst shooting seasons of his career last year, hit 36 percent of his jump shots, and Kevin Durant, who might be the best jump shooter in the league, hit 44 percent of his jumpers. Shooting is obviously not everything, but it's a pretty big thing. That isn't to say he'll kill your field-goal percentage, because he won't, he knows he's not a good shooter. But it does mean that it's hard to expect much more than the 9.0 points per game he averaged last year primarily on dunks and layups. Kidd-Gilchrist's hustle stats averaged out over 36 minutes look decent enough - 8.1 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 1.2 blocks per game - but he only played 26 minutes per game last season. There's a little upside here for defensive stats with increased playing time, but that's certainly not guaranteed.

2012-13

The No. 2 overall pick for the Bobcats in the 2012 NBA Draft should get plenty of opportunities to be one of the key contributors for Charlotte right out of the gate. Billed as an extremely hard worker, Kidd-Gilchrist will add fantasy value by his hunger on the glass and his ability to score in transition. The case could be made that he has the most fantasy upside of any rookie small forward. Nobody on the Bobcats roster has earned any status as a go-to option on offense, but that might not be MKG’s game right out of the gate. His jump shot is a bit unorthodox, but players like Shawn Marion have been able to thrive in the NBA on hustle and athleticism. There is time for his jumper to come a bit later. Ben Gordon, Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker might not be good enough to discourage the rookie from trying to take over at points, and his ability to get to the line will also make him a viable scoring option in tight games. In keeper leagues, he has significantly more value, but he should be drafted in the middle-to-late rounds in almost all formats for the 2012-13 season.