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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist opts into $13 million deal with Charlotte

© Jeremy Brevard | USATSI

© Jeremy Brevard | USATSI

Former Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will be sticking around in Charlotte for at least one more year.

Today, Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that the Hornets veteran will be opting into his $13 million player option for the 2019-20 season.

In his seventh year in the league, the former Wildcat finished with a career-low 6.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game.

Going into the season, Kidd-Gilchrist had started in all but four of 357 career games for the Hornets. This year, the 6-foot-7 wing came off the bench for 61 of his 64 contests.

The former Kentucky star is also recovering from a surgical procedure he underwent last week to address a chronic groin strain. He is expected to be back in time for training camp, per the Hornets.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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6 Comments for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist opts into $13 million deal with Charlotte

  1. Megan
    12:53 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Hornets veteran. That makes me feel old.

  2. BobbyBlue
    1:25 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    If he only had a jump shot !

  3. A_Blue_Wildcat
    1:30 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Smart choice