Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 1 week ago

Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) was called the team's "most improved player" by GM Rich Cho on Monday, the Charlotte Observer reports. "MKG was probably our most improved player," Cho said. "We were roughly .500 when he played with us and I believe we were 6-21 when he was not on the court."

Kidd-Gilchrist, who missed the final 11 games of the season, played in a career-low 55 contests, making 52 starts. Despite battling through injuries, the third-year forward posted career-highs in scoring (10.9 points per game), rebounds (7.6) and minutes (28.9). He also showed off an improved mid-range jumper, through he remains a non-factor as a perimeter shooter. After going 3-for-18 from the outside in his first two NBA seasons, Kidd-Gilchrist did not attempt a single three-pointer this season. The next step for Kidd-Gilchrist, who is one of the NBA's best defenders, will be expanding his range to ensure defenders have to show him at least some respect when he's away from the basket.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 2 weeks ago

Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play Wednesday against Toronto.

As expected, Kidd-Gilchrist will sit out this final game, which is meaningless for the lottery-bound Hornets. There's no reason to think that the ankle injury that cost MKG the final 10 games of the season won't heal during the off-season, so he should be 100 percent healthy for the start of next season.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 2 weeks ago

Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play Monday against the Rockets.

Kidd-Gilchrist continues to battle an ankle injury, and he's likely done for the season with only one game remaining on the schedule after Monday.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 2 weeks ago

Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the Pistons.

Kidd-Gilchrist is still dealing with an ankle injury and his availability for the rest of the season seems doubtful. Until the Hornets say otherwise, his next opportunity to play will be against the Rockets on Monday.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 2 weeks ago

Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play Friday against the Hawks, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.

As expected, Kidd-Gilchrist will remain out Friday, and it seems rather likely that he'll be shut down for the season unless his ankle shows rapid improvement over the next few days.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 3 weeks ago

Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle), who will not play Wednesday, could miss the rest of the season, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

It sounds like Bonnell is making an inference here, but after the team's media availability Wednesday he came away with the impression that Kidd-Gilchrist has a pretty slim chance of returning this season. He's already missed the last six games, and the Hornets' season wraps up with five games in eight nights beginning Wednesday against Toronto and ending next Wednesday again versus Toronto. Of course, Kidd-Gilchrist would likely be able to return in the playoffs, but at present the 11th-place Hornets sit two games out of the eighth and final playoff spot with both Miami and Indiana ahead of them.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 3 weeks ago

Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Raptors.

Kidd-Gilchrist will miss both games of the back-to-back set, which began Tuesday against Miami. He's without a target return date, but the team initially handed down a 7-to-10 day timetable near the end of March, so Kidd-Gilchrist is basically game-to-game at this point.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 3 weeks ago

Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play Tuesday against the Heat.

Kidd-Gilchrist will sit out another game Tuesday, and he will likely sit out until at least Friday. Jeff Taylor is expected to make another start in Kidd-Gilchrist's place Tuesday night.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 3 weeks ago

Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) is expected to sit out Tuesday at Miami and Wednesday against the Raptors, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Coach Steve Clifford stated that the soonest he believes Kidd-Gilchrist can play is Friday in Atlanta, which all but ensures his sixth and seventh absences in a row. As long as Kidd-Gilchrist is sidelined, expect Jeff Taylor to get the nod at the three.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 3 weeks ago

Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) won't take the floor Saturday against the Sixers.

Kidd-Gilchrist remains on the pine as a result of his left ankle sprain. While he currently resides in the 7-to-10 day timetable given last week for a return, there's been no indication that an appearance is nigh. His next opportunity to play arrives Tuesday at Miami.