Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 4 Months

Assistant coach Mark Price is still working with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on his jump shot for the second offseason in a row.

Rome wasn't built in a day and neither has rebuilding MKG's jumper. He has a major hitch when he's on his way up and Price has been focusing on his release and balance. Kidd-Gilchrist shot a putrid 24 percent on his jump shots last season, so this might be a futile effort.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 5 Months

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist turned in a surprisingly strong offensive effort against the Heat on Wednesday, scoring 22 points with 10 boards, two assists and one block in 34 minutes.

He got in foul trouble early and checked out with five minutes gone by in the first quarter, but really turned it around in his return back on the court. Kidd-Gilchris shot 8-of-13 from the field with all but two attempts coming from within four feet. His 22 points would have been a season high, but it's hard to imagine him playing this well again throughout the series.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 6 Months

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played 24 minutes against the Rockets on Monday night, shooting 1-of-4 from the field for six points with seven boards and two steals.

That second-year leap probably isn't going to happen for MKG. He has a couple nice hot streaks this season, but his 24.7 minutes-per-game average this season is lower than his 26.0 from his rookie year. Kidd-Gilchrist doesn't project as a guy who will have fantasy value for a while.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 6 Months

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist shot 4-of-6 from the field for 10 points vs. the Wolves with nine boards, one assist and two blocks in 25 minutes.

He made both his free throws and has made all eight in his last five games. In that span, Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 8.0 points, 5.2 boards, 0.8 blocks and 0.4 steals while shooting 53.3 percent from the field. That won't get it done in the vast majority of fantasy formats.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 7 Months

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist picked up four fouls in 20 minutes vs. the Thunder, and he only scored one point with zero rebounds to his credit.

MKG's minutes have dropped since the arrival of Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour, both of whom provide court-spacing that he can't give the Bobcats -- he's shooting 46.1 percent this season but he's a combined 23-of-78 (29.5 percent) from outside of eight feet. We're not anticipating a sudden surge from MKG as long as Charlotte is chasing a playoff spot.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 8 Months

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 10 points with eight rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes on Friday against the Lakers.

MKG hit 4-of-7 field goals and avoided injury after a tumble into the crowd. This is a step in the right direction but he hasn't been very productive this season, with value on the wrong side of the ledger in 20-team formats.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 8 Months

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hit a 3-pointer against the Heat on Saturday with five points, five boards, one assist and one block in 16 minutes.

He got himself into foul trouble while defending LeBron and he has the size and athleticism to be an elite defender in the league. His 3-pointer was his first of the season and his offensive game has more holes than a box of donuts, so fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere in most leagues.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 8 Months

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting with four rebounds, one steal and one block in 28 minutes on Friday.

MKG has a wide open window to land himself fantasy value but the question has always been whether or not he would take advantage of it. This is a serviceable result and owners may want to give him a look with expectations held relatively in check.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 8 Months

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returned from a six-week absence with a broken hand and hit 3-of-12 shots for eight points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in Tuesday's win over the Knicks.

He played solid defense against Carmelo Anthony (9-of-22, 20 points), which is really all the Bobcats are looking for out of MKG. The fact he took so many shots is encouraging, but they'll obviously need to start falling for him to offer much fantasy value. Chris Douglas-Roberts didn't get into the game and Anthony Tolliver hit three 3-pointers for nine points in just 18 minutes.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F CHA 8 Months

Bobcats coach Steve Clifford confirmed during a pre-game interview that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hand) will start at SF on Tuesday.

It's been nearly six weeks since MKG last played and his minutes will likely be held in check by his conditioning, but this is a great sign for anyone who picked him up in anticipation of his return. Anthony Tolliver and Chris Douglas-Roberts were both poor fantasy options while MKG was out and this officially seals their fate.