October 16, 2017, 10:49 am
Kidd-Gilchrist’s absence will leave a void on an already thin wing in Charlotte. Jeremy Lamb may kick down to MKG’s small forward spot, opening up space for Dwayne Bacon to start at shooting guard. The second-round pick has drawn starts throughout the preseason, so it’s the most natural choice for the Hornets at this point. Kidd-Gilchrist will post decent defensive stats and return low-end value whenever he’s on the floor, so hopefully he’s back before too long.