Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

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  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has opted into his $13M player option for the 2019-20 season.

    Ugh! This comes a week after Marvin Williams exercised his $15 million player option putting the Hornets in a tough financial situation with at least $98 million already on the books for next year. It’s highly unlikely that MKG would have commanded a salary anywhere close to $10 million per year in an open market so this was a no brainer for him. Kidd-Gilchrist is only 25 years old and is coming off a couple seasons where he struggled with injuries while the lack of a reliable jumper makes it hard for him to have value in today’s space and pace offense.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had successful surgery to correct a groin strain on Tuesday.

    MKG has really struggled the past few seasons and has seen his once intriguing stock all but disappear. MKG has a $13 million player option decision to make this summer, but it would be shocking if he declined as there is little reason to believe he could top that mark on the open market.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played one minute in the Hornets' season finale vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

    Kidd-Gilchrist had yet another bad season and at this point it really doesn't seem like he's ever going to come around. He's still just 25-years old but he played a career-low 18.7 minutes this season and started in a career-low three games. He really doesn't contribute much for fantasy owners in any category and it looks like the Hornets are ready to give up on him as well. He was outside of the top-225 8/9-cat leagues and shouldn't be on anyone's draft radar come next season.

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) is available to play in Wednesday's season finale against the Magic.

    This news comes from head coach James Borrego and is a welcome sign for a team that is desperate to make the playoffs. The Hornets have a better shot at winning tonight as the Magic will be without all-star Nikola Vucevic. Kidd-Gilchrist doesn't have a great fantasy set so look elsewhere for value on a large slate.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) will not be available for Tuesday's game against the Cavs.

    Kidd-Gilchrist will miss his second straight game and we hope all is well with him. Charlotte moved Miles Bridges to power forward on Sunday as Nic Batum went back into the starting five, and that figures to be the same configuration tomorrow. Hopefully it won't matter all that much against the woeful Cavs.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Pistons.

    He has started the last two straight games, so the Hornets will have to move guys around again in the starting lineup for their pivotal clash with Detroit. With Marvin Williams (right foot strain) already ruled out for this one we could be seeing a ton of Frank Kaminsky.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 10 points in his second straight start, adding two 3s, three assists, two rebounds, a steal and a block in 25 minutes in Friday’s win over the Raptors.

    MKG has top-170 value in 9-cat over his last four game but is hard to trust considering his fantasy-unfriendly game and past returns. Malik Monk chipped in 10 points, four rebounds and a block in the win.

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist plays 20 minutes in a start for Marvin Williams on Wednesday and scored five points with five rebounds on 2-of-7 shooting.

    MKG has had plenty of opportunities early in his career to show that he is a starter level player, but he has never exceeded expectations. He can be left on the wire.

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (concussion) is officially available to face the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Kidd-Gilchrist missed the last three games but was listed as probable for this one, so this shouldn't come as a major shock. His return will affect the forward rotation but we're not worried about Miles Bridges losing too many minutes. Aside from Bridges, most fantasy owners can ignore that chunk of the Charlotte roster, so MKG's return has minimal impact.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has officially cleared the NBA Concussion Protocol and is expected to play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    MKG will return after being sidelined for the last three games. He is still expected to play behind Miles Bridges and Frank Kaminsky so he isn’t a reliable fantasy contributor at this point.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (concussion) is probable to play on Tuesday.

    MKG has missed the last three games while he was in the concussion protocol but is likely to return tomorrow. He'll need to battle for playing time with Miles Bridges and Frank Kaminsky at the four spot. No need to look his way for fantasy.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday's matchup against the Raptors.

    MKG didn't play in Thursday's game vs. the Wolves or Saturday's game vs. the Celtics so this shouldn't come as a surprise. Even when he was healthy he wasn't worth owning and with him missing time it should allow the Hornets to give both Miles Bridges and Dwayne Bacon some more minutes.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (concussion protocol) will miss Thursday's game vs. The Wolves.

    Kidd-Gilchrist hasn't been getting much run lately, but his absence will open up a few additional minutes for Miles Bridges and Dwayne Bacon, who are worth a look as streamers.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left Tuesday's game to be evaluated for a concussion in the third quarter and did not return.

    Kidd-Gilchrist's night wrapped with six points, six rebounds and a 3-pointer in nine minutes. Dwayne Bacon saw more run than usual off the bench but that might've had more to do with Kemba Walker's foul trouble than MKG's absence. Miles Bridges will need to do more heavy lifting if Kidd-Gilchrist misses time.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter