Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

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  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Woj is reporting that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is finalizing a buyout from the Hornets.

    Kidd-Gilchrist has barely played this season as the Hornets have been very upfront with their veterans that this season is about developing the younger players. There are already rumors circulating that he could wind up in Dallas once he clears waivers where he would probably challenge Dorian Finney-Smith for minutes.

    Source: Adrian wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (illness) will not play on Monday.

    Kidd-Gilchrist has seen minimal playing time in the last couple of weeks. Meanwhile, Caleb Martin and Jalen McDaniels have returned from the G League. Cody Zeller and Malik Monk could see a couple of extra minutes for now.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist logged 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, chipping in 11 points (4-for-9 shooting), seven rebounds, two assists, one triple and one block.

    Kidd-Gilchrist had a few more minutes than normal with Malik Monk out and looked solid. He and Cody Zeller (20 minutes, 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and a block) played a key role in the Hornets victory.

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Nets due to a finger injury.

    Monk was previously listed as a game-time decision before this most recent news. With Monk joining Nicolas Batum as unavailable, Dwayne Bacon has a real chance to enter the rotation while Cody Martin and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could also see more minutes. Bacon makes for an intriguing low-cost DFS play.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk (finger discomfort) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup against the Nets.

    Monk could see additional opportunity in Wednesday's contest if he is able to play as the Hornets will be without Nicolas Batum (left hand). If Monk ends up sitting out, Dwayne Bacon, Cody Martin and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could all be intriguing low-cost DFS plays. Bacon has the most fantasy-friendly game out of the three.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Marvin Williams
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Marvin Williams (right knee soreness) is being ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

    With Williams out, there will be more minutes to go around for P.J. Washington, Miles Bridges and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (left calf strain) has been downgraded to doubtful for Monday's game.

    Kidd-Gilchrist hasn't been playing even when healthy. He can be ignored in fantasy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (left calf strain) is questionable for Monday's game.

    Kidd-Gilchrist was initially doubtful but this status update won't matter — he's not in the rotation.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (migraines) will be available to play against the Clippers on Monday in Los Angeles.

    MKG played for just 10 minutes in his only appearance of the season. The youth movement in Charlotte appears to have sapped any fantasy value he had left.

    Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is suffering from migraines and is questionable for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Kidd-Gilchrist hasn't played much in the early going and was glued to the bench on Sunday against the Lakers. Marvin Williams could see more minutes if Kidd-Gilchrist is held out on Monday.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist made his season debut on Friday, playing 10 minutes of garbage time against the Wolves.

    MKG had five points, four boards and a triple in his short stint on the floor and the fact that he got seven shots off in that time should tell you how loose things were getting with Minnesota up big. There's deep-league potential for steals and boards but Kidd-Gilchrist can be left on waivers just about everywhere until he earns a consistent rotation job.

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk (right toe soreness) has been ruled out against the Celtics on Sunday.

    Monk’s injury is not considered serious but is something he’s been dealing with for almost a week now. He will be given a legit chance this season after underwhelming in 17.9 minutes per game last year, scoring 8.9 points and 1.5 triples but shooting only 38.7 percent from the field. With increased minutes and efficiency, he might be on the radar as a three-point specialist in standard leagues. Joe Chealey (right ankle sprain) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (illness) will also be held out of Sunday’s contest.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have been informed that, "The agenda is youth and development."

    The article adds that both players will have a chance to compete for minutes but the Hornets' top priority will be to develop their younger players which bodes well for Dwayne Bacon, Miles Bridges, Devonte Graham, P.J. Washington and Willy Hernangomez. Miles was already putting up near top-100 value to close the season at around 25 minutes per game while the rest of the players could all produce fantasy value if given the minutes so they should at least be put on the watch list to see how the preseason plays out.

    Source: Charlotte Observer

  • 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