Kidd-Gilchrist began the 2019-20 season with the Charlotte Hornets. He appeared in 12 games for Charlotte and averaged 4.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per contest. On Dec. 11, in a win over the Nets, Kidd-Gilchrist provided season highs in points (11), rebounds (seven) and assists (two) in 20 minutes. He matched that rebounding total two days later in a win over the Bulls, where he also provided two points and one assist in 20 minutes. On Feb. 8, the forward was waived by Charlotte. He was picked up Feb. 11 by the Dallas Mavericks. The Kentucky product made his Mavericks debut Feb. 21 in a win over the Magic, playing four minutes. He appeared in 13 total games for the Mavericks, totaling 12 points, 32 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals in 121 minutes. His best performance while on Dallas was Aug. 13 -- in the NBA Orlando bubble -- against the Suns. During that seeding game, he recorded six points, three rebounds, one assist and one block in 21 minutes. Kidd-Gilchrist appeared in all six Mavericks playoff games against the Clippers. In the postseason, he averaged 2.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in 9.1 minutes per contest.2018
Kidd-Gilchrist played in 64 games for the Hornets in 2018-19. Though he largely came off the bench, he did start three games. Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 6.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 combined steals/blocks over 18.4 minutes per game. Kidd-Gilchrist shot 47.6 percent from the floor and 77.2 percent from the foul line. Known for his defensive prowess, Kidd-Gilchrist swatted a career-high seven shots at Miami on Oct. 20. All told, he delivered nine games with two or more blocks. On Nov. 9, MKG tallied a double-double with 12 points and a season-high 12 rebounds at Philadelphia. He racked up a season-high 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting at Milwaukee on Jan. 25, adding seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. The Kentucky product scored in double figures on 18 occasions. On Apr. 1, Kidd-Gilchrist collected a season-high three steals at Utah.2017
Kidd-Gilchrist started 74 games for the Hornets in 2017-18, his sixth season with the franchise. He duplicated his scoring average from the year before (9.2 points per game) despite playing four fewer minutes per game (25.0). That was partly due to a 50.4 field-goal percentage, the second-best of his career. He added 4.1 rebounds and 0.7 steals per game as well. Known for his quick hands on the defensive end, the veteran collected a season-high four steals to accompany a 17-point effort at Oklahoma City on Dec. 11. Perhaps MKG's best game of the year came Dec. 13 at Houston, when he grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds while scoring 18 points. That was one of his two double-doubles on the year, but it wasn't his top offensive effort. That had come a month earlier, Nov. 15 against Cleveland, when he scored 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting, adding six rebounds, two steals and two blocks. All told, he scored in double figures on 33 occasions.2016
Kidd-Gilchrist bounced back from an injury-marred campaign the year before by appearing in 81 games (all starts) for the Hornets in 2016-17. He delivered 9.2 points and 7.0 rebounds while setting new career highs with 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game. He had a huge Opening Night, delivering 23 points along with 14 rebounds, a steal and a block Oct. 26 against Milwaukee. That was one of 18 occasions on which he pulled down double-digit boards -- including 14 another three times -- and he double-doubled in 11 of those contests. He turned in a 47.7 field-goal percentage, his highest in any season other than his seven-game 2015-16. MKG also put up the best free-throw percentage of his career, posting a 78.4 mark. He set a new personal best in steals with six Mar. 2 against Phoenix. The veteran forward also picked up a new single-game high in blocks, repeating the feat on four occasions.2015
A shoulder injury suffered during preseason play cost Kidd-Gilchrist much of the 2015-16 campaign. He didn't make his debut until Jan. 16, when he returned to score 13 points with seven boards against Portland. Kidd-Gilchrist went on to step right back into the starting lineup and excel for a seven-game span before reinjuring his shoulder and missing the remainder of the season. He averaged 12.7 points per game over that brief stretch, a marked improvement over the previous season's career-high 10.9, while shooting 54.1 percent from the field -- easily a career high. Long known for his jump-shooting issues, MKG even hit 3-of-7 shots from downtown -- equaling the number of threes he'd made in the last three seasons combined. The Kentucky product added 6.4 rebounds per game as well. He double-doubled twice consecutively, posting a 19-point, 12-rebound performance against the Lakers on Jan. 31 and 11 points with a season-high 13 boards against Cleveland three days later. Kidd-Gilchrist scored 20 points in his penultimate game of the season, Feb. 8 against Charlotte.2014
Kidd-Gilchrist had a resurgent 2014-15 season for the newly renamed Hornets. He set new career-high averages in points (10.9) and rebounds (7.6) while again contributing on the defensive end with 1.2 combined steals and blocks per game. Perhaps not coincidentally, he enjoyed a career-high 28.9 minutes per game. Even though a variety of injuries limited him to 55 games (52 starts), he delivered plenty of impressive performances. The third-year forward started out hot before getting hurt, scoring 17 points in the season opener against Milwaukee on Oct. 29 and following that up with an 11-point, 12-rebound double-double Nov. 1 against Memphis. All told, he posted 12 double-doubles. Kidd-Gilchrist fell a single board short of another double-double in his highest-scoring game of the year, Mar. 11 against Sacramento. In that contest, he posted 23 points, nine rebounds, a steal and two blocks. MKG set a new career high in rebounds with 16 on Jan. 17 against Indiana. In total, he notched double-digit points 35 times on the year.2013
Kidd-Gilchrist started all 62 games in which he appeared in 2013-14, averaging 7.2 points along with 5.2 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. That rebounding average ranked second on the Bobcats. He improved his field-goal percentage over his rookie campaign, posting a 47.3 mark. The Kentucky product's best game of the year came Nov. 5 against the Knicks, when Kidd-Gilchrist racked up 16 points, eight rebounds, a steal and three blocks. He picked up a double-double Mar. 1 against Washington, notching 10 points and 12 rebounds. The Bobcats enjoyed a significantly improved season as a team, making the playoffs before falling to Miami in the first round. Kidd-Gilchrist thus got his first taste of playoff action, starting all four games. He recorded his first career postseason double-double in Game 2 against the Heat, delivering 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting along with 10 rebounds and a block.2012
The Bobcats took Kidd-Gilchrist second overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, and he stepped right into a starting role as a rookie, coming off the bench only once in 78 games. Barely 19 years old at the start of the season, Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 9.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.9 blocks across 26.0 minutes per game. MKG ranked second on the Bobcats in total blocks and rebounds, and third in steals. He delivered strong percentages both from the field (45.8 percent) and from the line (74.9 percent). The Kentucky product flashed his wide-ranging skill set right away. In his second NBA game, Nov. 2 against the Pacers, he racked up 13 points, five boards, five steals and a block for the first of his six double-doubles on the season. Just over a week later, Nov. 10 against the Mavericks, Kidd-Gilchrist dropped 25 points, 12 rebounds, a steal and two blocks. He did himself one better Dec. 19 against Phoenix with another 25-point, 12-rebound game -- this time adding four assists, three steals and a block. For his efforts, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
June 28, 2012Drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2012 NBA Draft.
July 7, 2012Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Charlotte Bobcats
August 26, 2015Signed a four-year contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets
February 8, 2020Bought out by the Hornets.
February 10, 2020Signed a rest-of-season contract with the Mavericks.