Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 4 days ago

Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) is expected to miss the next 7-10 days.

With MKG sidelined, the Hornets are starting Jeff Talyor at small forward Saturday against the Hawks, but Taylor has underwhlemed in spot starts in the past and should be ignored in most leagues. Kidd-Gilchrist should be dropped in most one-year leagues. At this point in the season, having dead weight on your roster can siginificantly hurt your chances of winning, especially in head-to-head leagues.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 5 days ago

Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) is out for Saturday's game against Atlanta, Rick Bonnelll of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Kidd-Gilchrist left Friday's game with a sprained ankle and did not return to action. His next chance to return will be Monday when the Hornets take on the Celtics.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 5 days ago

Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) suffered a left ankle sprain in Friday's game against the Wizards and will not return, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Kidd-Gilchrist went straight to the locker room after going down, so an ankle sprain is actually a bit of relief compared to some of the alternatives. The Hornets play again Saturday, and while he can't officially be ruled out, it wouldn't be surprising if he misses that contest as well. The team should provide an update at some point, however, confirming his status.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 1 week ago

Kidd-Gilchrist had his best shooting performance of the season Sunday, shooting 8-for-10 from the floor and finishing the game with 18 points, nine rebounds and one block in 39 minutes.

Kidd-Gilchrist is known for being a terrible shooter, so seeing him improve of the past two games is promising. On Friday, he shot 5-for-9 for 13 points. During December and January of this season, MKG shot 41.5 percent and 42.9 percent, respectively, from the floor but is now shooting 49.1 percent so far in March.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 3 weeks ago

Kidd-Gilchrist posted 13 points (5-17 FG, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, three steals, and two blocks in 37 minutes of action Friday against the Bulls.

Kidd-Gilchrist has had a strong second half to the season, averaging 13.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.6 blocks post All-Star break. While his numbers don't necessarily pop off the charts, Charlotte's strong fantasy playoff schedule make him a solid low-end option in standard leagues.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 3 weeks ago

Kidd-Gilchrist scored 23 points (9-12 FG, 5-8 FT) with nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal in 32 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Kings.

After a couple of sub-par efforts earlier in the week, MKG was able to bounce back nicely. He's also showing flashes of adding some extra value to his points-and-boards game with five blocks in his last three contests. Kemba Walker's return from his knee injury could have a cascade effect on the Hornets' wing rotations, but at least on Wednesday Kidd-Gilchrist's minutes were steady.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 1 month ago

Kidd-Gilchrist scored 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT) with 13 rebounds in 34 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Nets.

It's his fourth double-double in five games. MKG doesn't offer fantasy owners much beyond his points and blocks, but his production has become consistent enough to make him very useful as a DFS option.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 1 month ago

Kidd-Gilchrist continued to Shine Sunday against the Magic, posting his third straight double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. He added two assists and one steal in 39 minutes of action.

Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.0 steals over the last five games, and it's a wonder that he's been keeping this up for so long. Owners can continue to ride him in the meantime, as Charlotte has a legendary playoffs schedule and Kidd-Gilchrist continues to produce while healthy.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 1 month ago

Kidd-Gilchrist scored a team-high 18 points (7-12 FG, 4-6 FT) with 12 rebounds and a steal in 42 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Bulls.

MKG's looked very good since returning to the lineup from a minor hamstring issue, averaging 17.7 points on 56.4% field goal shooting with 7.3 boards in three games. Perhaps not coincidentally, that's when Mo Williams began filling in for Kemba Walker (knee) as the Hornets' point guard. Walker is out of action until at least mid-March, so Kidd-Gilchrist could have some surprising short-term value in the meantime.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 1 month ago

Kidd-Gilchrist scored a season-high 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-4 FT) with four rebounds and three steals in 29 minutes Saturday.After missing the last two games due to a hamstring issue, Kidd-Gilchrist returned to the starting lineup and posted an unexpectedly explosive offensive performance. He has now scored in double-digits in seven of his past eight games, but his inability to contribute in categories outside of rebounds and field goal percentage limits his usefulness in standard leagues. For the season, he is averaging just 10.5 points, so the 20 points scored Saturday is the exception, not the rule.