Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

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  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Micheal Kidd-Gilchrist scored 11 points off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Kings, hitting 5-of-11 shots (including a three) with seven rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes.

    Barring a bunch of injuries that force the Hornets to lean into MKG, these games are going to be far and few between. There's no real fantasy value in most formats unless he can do it again and again.

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played 23 minutes off the bench on Friday and finished with 12 points, five rebounds and two steals in the win over the Pistons.

    MKG has had a bit of an up and down season but has cumulative top-150ish 9-cat value on the season. He’s an option in deeper leagues but you can probably find someone better in 12-teamers. Willy Hernangomez added 11 points and six rebounds but most of that was due to Cody Zeller fouling out after 21 minutes.

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets expect to have Michael Kidd-Gilchrist back on Friday after he missed Wednesday's game for personal reasons.

    Kidd-Gilchrist will impact the minutes of Miles Bridges and Frank Kaminsky, though ultimately his presence is of little significance in 12-team leagues. The fact that MKG returned to the team for Thursday's practice means he's a pretty safe bet to be available tomorrow.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) is unavailable for Wednesday's game against Detroit.

    We hope all is well with MKG as we never like to see late scratches, or scratches after the game has started, due to personal reasons. Marvin Williams, Miles Bridges and Nic Batum should absorb his minutes and all get a slight bump in value if he misses more time.

    Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Marvin Williams - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Marvin Williams (shoulder) is available to play on Friday and should start as usual.

    It looks like Williams is safe to get into your lineups in daily leagues. He’s probably mostly owned in deeper formats but has been playing better of late with increased run so hopefully he can keep it up. If so, he would be on the radar for standard roto leagues. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will go back to the bench. 

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist drew the start on Wednesday night but only posted nine points, five rebounds, a steal and a triple in 23 minutes.

    MKG looks to be Charlotte's starting power forward for the duration of Marvin Williams' (shoulder) absence. He's got a very low ceiling but should be able to give owners enough rebounds, blocks and steals to carve out some level of interest in 14-team leagues.

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is starting in place of Marvin Williams (shoulder) on Wednesday.

    This is the expected arrangement for as long as Williams is out. MKG gives the Hornets a steady defensive presence and fantasy owners can view him as a viable source of cheap rebounds and defensive stats. Miles Bridges also gets a bump and is the higher-upside player, so we'd rather roll the dice with him unless you need exactly what Kidd-Gilchrist is bringing to the table.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Tony Parker - G - Charlotte Hornets

    Tony Parker scored 20 points (0-for-2 from deep) and added nine dimes and a steal in Friday’s loss to the Jazz.

    Parker has these random explosions every four or five games but has just top-275 9-cat value on the season and is more useful in very deep leagues. Miles Bridges chipped in 12 points in 16 minutes and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 11 points in 24 minutes.

  • Cody Zeller - F/C - Charlotte Hornets

    Cody Zeller (left rib contusion) will not return to Friday’s game.

    Zeller only played seven minutes before his injury and finished with two rebounds, a block and a turnover. He’d been a top-100 9-cat play on the season with more appeal in roto formats so it stinks to see him go down. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Frank Kaminsky and Willy Hernangomez are all possible beneficiaries but none of them have done anything notable so far tonight- it’s now midway through the third quarter and Hernangomez hasn’t even checked in yet.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Cody Zeller - F/C - Charlotte Hornets

    Cody Zeller (left rib contusion) left Friday’s game and is questionable to return.

    We’ll have an update soon enough. Willy Hernangomez, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Frank Kaminsky stand to benefit if Zeller has to miss any games.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returned from a six-game absence to log 17 minutes on Monday against the Bucks, finishing with seven points, seven boards, two blocks, a triple, a steal and an assist.

    This was MKG’s first game where he had a block, three and a steal all season. Maybe he had some time to work on his three while he missed the last two weeks of action but we wouldn’t count on it. View MKG as a defensive specialist in 16-team leagues.

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will return to the lineup on Monday after missing six games with a sprained right ankle.

    Kidd-Gilchrist might be able to pick up enough steals, blocks and rebounds to help out owners in deep leagues but his bigger fantasy impact might be limiting the minutes of Miles Bridges.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (sprained right ankle) is probable for Monday's game against the Bucks.

    MKG will be returning from a six-game absence. His defensive prowess makes him a name to keep an eye on in deeper leagues. This likely means a slight knock in minutes for Miles Bridges.

    Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (sprained right ankle) will not play on Sunday.

    MKG misses his sixth straight game, though he does appear to be nearing a return. His defensive abilities give him a path to low-end value in deeper leagues but we'd much rather see Miles Bridges push his way to the front of the bench.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter