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Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III

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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1361 » by JMAC3 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:00 pm

He might be one of the more valuable expiring deals in the league. The money is workable, he is a good locker room guy and I think he can fit on both a rebuilding team or a contender.

I have a feeling something big is going to happen and it will be out of left field.


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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1362 » by 316Hornets » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:13 pm

MKG about to be the best player on the team
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1363 » by Diop » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:54 am

Anyone remember that first summer league game he played? Man he looked good, he hit a pull up 3 for Christ’s sake.

Who woulda thought that would be his career best
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1364 » by Liver_Pooty » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:45 am

Diop wrote:Anyone remember that first summer league game he played? Man he looked good, he hit a pull up 3 for Christ’s sake.

Who woulda thought that would be his career best


Remember it extremely well. Makes me sad to see what hes become.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1365 » by BigSlam » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:40 am

Diop wrote:Anyone remember that first summer league game he played? Man he looked good, he hit a pull up 3 for Christ’s sake.

Who woulda thought that would be his career best

After that game I thought he was going to be a Pippen like point forward who excelled on D.


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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1366 » by BlackOutBuzz » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:02 pm

Diop wrote:Anyone remember that first summer league game he played? Man he looked good, he hit a pull up 3 for Christ’s sake.

Who woulda thought that would be his career best
Won rookie of the month his first month in the league, what could have been.

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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1367 » by countryboi » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:40 pm

injuries robbed him and the game has passed him by...if you cant shoot you cant play
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1368 » by LofJ » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:48 pm

countryboi wrote:injuries robbed him and the game has passed him by...if you cant shoot you cant play


He's still a liability beyond the arc, but for the first time since his shoulder injuries he actually showed some improvement last season. He shot a career high percentage from the free throw line as well. If he actually gets decent playing time next season and takes another step forward he might still be able to find a place in the league.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1369 » by countryboi » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:11 pm

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countryboi wrote:injuries robbed him and the game has passed him by...if you cant shoot you cant play


He's still a liability beyond the arc, but for the first time since his shoulder injuries he actually showed some improvement last season. He shot a career high percentage from the free throw line as well. If he actually gets decent playing time next season and takes another step forward he might still be able to find a place in the league.


the biggest travesty with MKG is that we failed to put shooters around him....he would have excelled in that environment as a PF
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1370 » by Vanderbilt_Grad » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:40 pm

MKG was the only player the team drafted in that timeframe who started most games during his first year.

I'm firmly convinced that this was one factor in the problems that came later. Guys like Kemba got to get reps against 2nd units and build confidence. MKG was anchoring defenses and having angry starters going after him on offense. The Cliff shame corner thing only made it worse. I don't want to take his own agency away either. I think that he got into his own head after a while too.

In any event MKG is a textbook case on how player development can fail.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1371 » by JDR720 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:48 pm

He was played out of position (he is a PF), put in the shame corner and never learned how to shoot. On top of injuries

A series of unfortunate events.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1372 » by Liver_Pooty » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:05 pm

He wasn't played out of position. He just cant shoot. Not for a 3, 4, or even 5 these days.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1373 » by SWedd523 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:16 pm

Liver_Pooty wrote:He wasn't played out of position. He just cant shoot. Not for a 3, 4, or even 5 these days.

Agreed. He was drafted into a league that had already passed him by
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1374 » by catch20two » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:59 pm

How much playing time do MKG get this upcoming season? Do he get 15-20 minutes per game as a backup or do he fall down to DNP-CD status completely out of the rotation?
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1375 » by Liver_Pooty » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:14 pm

catch20two wrote:How much playing time do MKG get this upcoming season? Do he get 15-20 minutes per game as a backup or do he fall down to DNP-CD status completely out of the rotation?


I dont think he will be on the team.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1376 » by catch20two » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:52 pm

Liver_Pooty wrote:
catch20two wrote:How much playing time do MKG get this upcoming season? Do he get 15-20 minutes per game as a backup or do he fall down to DNP-CD status completely out of the rotation?


I dont think he will be on the team.

I don’t see any team trading for his expiring contract without giving Charlotte a lesser player in return on a longer contract. I hope he get traded because I doubt he’s a part of the rotation and I feel like he could contribute as a defender on a contending team but it’s just unlikely.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1377 » by MasterIchiro » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:54 pm

I pity the contending team that thinks they can extract value out of MKG. He's not too far from your neighborhood YMCA. YMCA-MKG
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1378 » by LofJ » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:01 pm

Every time this thread gets bumped I expect to see a WoJ or Shams tweet saying he's been traded.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1379 » by MasterIchiro » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:28 pm

LofJ wrote:Every time this thread gets bumped I expect to see a WoJ or Shams tweet saying he's been traded.


I don't ever expect a GM to want him. Talent evaluators across the league wide-and-far have years of scouting on MKG and it's not like the Hornets have been shy about moving him. They know what he is and it's conclusive. To all of a sudden pounce on him seems counterintuitive. Why wait so long? They never needed a stealth plan to outsmart the Hornets and poach him from them. All they had to do was call up and ask. Yet no team has ever been rumored to be interested in MKG. I would've liked to see at least one legit rumor of interest but, nothing.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1380 » by fatlever » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:16 pm

buyout in feb. until then, he'll fall in and out of rotation like last year.

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