Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

MICHAEL KIDD-GILCHRIST (CHA)

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#14•MKG

SF • 6'7, 232 lbs; 8th year, Kentucky

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NBA ROLE: (LOCKDOWN) PERIMETER DEFENDER/SLASHER

 

If you look on the score sheet and see Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is the opposing small forward, baskets won't come easy; one of the few perimeter defenders who makes defense ‘payable,’ MKG locks down wings on a regular basis by moving well laterally, staying disciplined on shooters and drawing charges – varied as a stopper; rebounds well for a small forward – solid athleticism + high motor = success; not a natural offensive talent – MKG has made progress on his shot* but it’s still on the Bill Cartwright scale in terms of aesthetics; makes his mark as a quaternary option – very nice slasher and finisher in transition, plays well off penetration; needs improvement off the dribble, has the tools for more quick looks off curls/floaters near the rim; not a distance shooter or playmaker but at the end of the day...MKG is a top-notch glue guy*

 

*w/ room to improve


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