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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#1421 » by -Ian- » Sat Feb 8, 2020 5:55 pm

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I hope he gets some floor burn in Dallas.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1422 » by MasterIchiro » Sat Feb 8, 2020 7:29 pm

Amen and hallelujah. From draft night on, never was a fan. Hopefully he can get some minutes from a good team like the Mavs. I think Doncic can get him some easy buckets.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1423 » by W_HAMILTON » Sat Feb 8, 2020 11:52 pm

I don't know what happened to MKG. He was never going to be some star, but he was our defensive spark plug for awhile there and looked like he could turn into a really decent "glue" type player. Did the NBA pass him by with its focusing on shooting instead of defense? Or was it the injuries? Or the personal problems, which I still don't really even know much about, other than that there were some ongoing? Or maybe just a combination of it all. My opinion of him was mainly formed several years ago and hasn't really been impacted by what he's done lately -- which has been a lot of nothing, apparently -- so I'm hoping that a change of scenery might actually help him regain that spark that he once had when playing. He's apparently still very young (mid-20s?), so, I'd like to see him get on a better path and find a place in this league.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1424 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Sun Feb 9, 2020 2:14 am

happy for MKG, this fresh start is long overdue. He will make Mitch, Borrego, and our organization look like enormous jackasses very quickly
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1425 » by Bassman » Sun Feb 9, 2020 2:21 am

Ultimately I think Hyphen will show some flashes with a better team, but be nothing more than a deep bench reserve. Still think he’s fragile emotionally. Wish him the best.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1426 » by luciano-davidwesley » Sun Feb 9, 2020 3:59 am

The scab opted in in July 2019 to his player option to steal $13 million off the Hornets even though it was obvious he was not getting playing time this year.

He has no game and I hope he is out of the league at the end of the season. Good riddance to a bust and dead weight.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1427 » by Rich4114 » Sun Feb 9, 2020 4:12 am

Outside of the terrible luck we had that lottery, he ended up being such a terrible choice given who else was available. He will never make money like that again.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1428 » by Vanderbilt_Grad » Sun Feb 9, 2020 4:35 am

W_HAMILTON wrote:I don't know what happened to MKG.

The wrong team drafted him at the wrong time.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1429 » by BigSlam » Sun Feb 9, 2020 2:58 pm

luciano-davidwesley wrote:The scab opted in in July 2019 to his player option to steal $13 million off the Hornets even though it was obvious he was not getting playing time this year.

What?!?!

This might be THE most absurd take of the season so far.

He’s a “scab” for exercising his right based on the contract the team gave him?

Amazing stuff.


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

Post#1430 » by Liver_Pooty » Sun Feb 9, 2020 5:51 pm

luciano-davidwesley wrote:The scab opted in in July 2019 to his player option to steal $13 million off the Hornets even though it was obvious he was not getting playing time this year.

He has no game and I hope he is out of the league at the end of the season. Good riddance to a bust and dead weight.


You me any normal human being would opt in for 13 million
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1431 » by bravor » Sun Feb 9, 2020 5:53 pm

I personnaly wish him the best (even though i am not here since a long time) and for sure i wish him to rejoin Cliff (especially since Isaac is out) as he was able to hide most of his weaknesses and exploit his strengths most of the time (at least before that stupid reinjury when his shoulder met Mahinmi's knee couple years ago).
His drives and cuts are seriously underrated here even though he was cruising almost in the Batum way under Borrego.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1432 » by Robot Rock » Sun Feb 9, 2020 7:01 pm

KEMBAtheMETEOR wrote:happy for MKG, this fresh start is long overdue. He will make Mitch, Borrego, and our organization look like enormous jackasses very quickly


Maybe in 2K. Not in real life. While he seems by all accounts to be a nice dude, he already made the organization look like enormous jackasses because they drafted him.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1433 » by Teal25 » Sun Feb 9, 2020 9:08 pm

Never wanted him. Glad he’s finally off the team. I think he’ll do good for Minny. They need defense and that’s all he’s worth.

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

Post#1434 » by Chapelchilla » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:48 pm

KEMBAtheMETEOR wrote:happy for MKG, this fresh start is long overdue. He will make Mitch, Borrego, and our organization look like enormous jackasses very quickly


Post injury MKG is straight up terrible.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1435 » by tondi123 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:17 pm

Best of luck MKG. We will always have that one summer league game where you looked like a #2 pick.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1436 » by Liver_Pooty » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:20 pm

tondi123 wrote:Best of luck MKG. We will always have that one summer league game where you looked like a #2 pick.


Dude looked like a prime Clyde Drexler that game.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1437 » by MPM » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:29 pm

Nice guy. Long tortuous basketball experiment.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1438 » by BigSlam » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:05 pm

Liver_Pooty wrote:
tondi123 wrote:Best of luck MKG. We will always have that one summer league game where you looked like a #2 pick.


Dude looked like a prime Clyde Drexler that game.

He was looking good the year that fatty Indiana player sat on his shoulder and separated it. It was all downhill after that.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1439 » by predators » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:19 pm

He did have 22 points in a playoff game against the Heatles. But yeah, always got injured when looked to be turning the corner.
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Re: Motor Keeps Going: The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Thread III 

Post#1440 » by Mavericksfan » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:45 pm

Anyone care to give a detailed scouting report?

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