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11 responses to “Michael Kidd-Gilchrist unsure of role in Charlotte”

  1. Ned T.

    Evidence that you need more than a motor to shine in the NBA.

  2. UKCatAttack

    He can’t shoot and is undersized to play the 4. The NBA doesn’t want that kind of player anymore. This isn’t the same NBA that Dennis Rodman played in during the 90s. MKG was smart to pick up the player option.

  3. njcat54

    Too bad he never developed a serviceable jump shot. He could have been a great complimentary player like Draymond Green, Montrez Harrell, or Kenneth Faried.

  4. CatsNationBBN

    if he was drafted ANYWHERE else and played sf he would be a totally different player

    1. Aar

      Largely agree. I doubt he would be a completely different player but more highly valued and a better fit in the offense, definitely. Also, anywhere else is a bit of a stretch but in a perennial playoff team he would thrive. I hope he gets that chance in the 2020-21 season and beyond.

  5. Alex90

    If he had been drafted into a better team situation his whole career would be different because he’s always going to give you effort and is a smart player, that doesn’t get recognized on bad teams like the Hornets. Not his fault the team drafted him #2 when he had a broken jumper in college. Truth is he was always just a hustle guy with elite athleticism, but not a great scorer.

  6. Game Changer

    where I come from, we call this a bust!!

  7. RVaCat

    Only in KSR comments is someone who plays 6-7 years in the league and makes $13 mill a year called a bust.

    1. njcat54

      Well… probably not the only place. Virtually every NBA analyst has labeled him a bust as well.

      His career has been below average, but for the #2 pick, ya… he’s a bust.

    2. Aar

      You know what, I’d take MKG’s career and earnings in every lifetime. The injuries, surgeries, recoveries and resultant lifetime aches, pains and arthritis not so much but they’re part of an athlete’s life.

    3. ukcamel

      2012 was a very weak draft. Dion Waiters went 4th and Thomas Robinson went 5th. I’d take MKG over either one of them.