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MKG on the move?

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could be on the move, according to Chad Forde. In Forde’s “NBA: Tank Rank,” his list of teams eyeing the No. 1 pick in next summer’s draft, the ESPN NBA expert writes:

Charlotte got its first solid win of the season last Monday against Golden State and is on target to reach its goal of making the playoffs. And I don’t think the Bobcats’ aim is going to change.

From what I can gather, all of the Bobcats’ phone calls are about making this team better now. I’m even hearing rumblings that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will be on the table when he returns from injury.

MKG has missed Charlotte’s last five games with a broken hand and he’ll be out a couple more weeks, so it’s an odd time to try to ship him, when his value is at its lowest. It’s also not the first time his name has been tossed around the NBA trading block.

I’m all for getting him out of Charlotte, though. New Orleans could probably use him. Let’s do that.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

16 Comments for MKG on the move?

  1. B-Lord
    12:59 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

    Yes, please. As long as Kemba Walker is the PG, he’ll rarely touch the ball. I actually think Walker isn’t a bad player. He’s just not a PG, but too short to put at the 2.

  2. Jordan
    1:07 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

    What’s 38-2 x2? 76-4. Nearly the equivalent of a full NBA season. Put MKG and Davis together to make it happen

  3. Calimari Tales
    1:15 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

    Sadly MKG peaked at UK. You just can’t play SF in the league if you can’t hit a 12ft jump shot. But hey, Cal prepared him well…

    • gossie21
      1:19 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

      That is absurd. Even if MKG isn’t a strong shooter there are so many other things he does to impact winning.

    • Too soon
      1:37 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

      It is hard to tell a kid not to go pro when he is about to be the 2nd pick in the draft and millions are right in front of him. However, it just goes to show you how many dumb GMs there are in the NBA. He has a lot of great attributes but is a below average shooter. He was not NBA ready and his game has shown it so far. However, he is a millionaire and I am not!

    • Blue Jesus
      3:00 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

      It has been noted by people who know the game much better than either of us that MKG is turning into another Tony Allen on the defensive end. As in a lock down defender that has the ability to shut down an opposing star like Paul George, Lebron, etc. That alone is going to keep him in the league a long time. It’s also why I’d love to see him team up with Rondo wherever he ends up getting traded to. Alternatively I’d love to see him in Memphis with Tony Allen and Marc Gasol. That would be in contention for the best defensive team in the league right there.

    • Skeps
      4:39 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

      Even Anthony Davis told Cal he shoots a lot more jumpers in the NBA. Cal doesn’t help these guys by not developing their jumpshot.

    • NineForNerlens
      5:21 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

      If Cal let’s Anthony take jumpers his freshmen year the Wildcats don’t win the Championship. It took Anthony to develop a little bit more of an inside presence for defenders to respect his inside game. Bigs get better by working their way from inside to the outside.

    • Skeps
      5:48 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

      NineforNerlens – Didn’t Anthony Davis take the fifth most shots on the team?

  4. gossie21
    1:16 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

    There are a lot of good spots MKG could land. Hopefully, it will be with a solid organization that knows how to utilize his talents.

  5. schwing
    1:29 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

    this is why you simply can’t be a fan of the NBA. players moving around yearly from your team to a rival team, and then players from a rival team coming to “your team.” who are you supposed to like?

    • Haha
      1:48 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

      You are not a fan of the game if you are not a fan of the NBA. It is so much better than college. The players actually get to decide where they work instead of the NCAA limiting them.

    • RahRah
      2:03 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

      Who can’t?!?! Speak for yourself, please. It doesn’t take the place of my beloved Wildcats, but I love the NBA. Actually love it more all the time as we are getting so many former players there.

  6. binarysolo
    1:35 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

    As a NYer I’d love for him to play for the Knicks or Nets, but then again I’d like for him to play for a good team.

  7. UKBird
    2:27 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

    Wish the Celtics, would get him. MKG busts his butt when he plays. Would be a good add for the Celtics as they rebuild.

  8. goUKats
    2:29 pm December 17, 2013 Permalink

    Been a Charlotte Bobcats season ticket holder into my 2nd year,and have had a chance to watch MKG play in all of his home games.He gets the job done,plays solid defense,rebounds,and presents a problem for teams with his speed and ability to get to the basket.He is very capable of scoring at least 18 points every time out.The problem,about the only time he touches the ball is when he gets a reboundmsteals the ball,or on those rare occasions when Walker or Henderson pass to him.Charlotte is a guard oriented team,and now that Al Jefferson is on board,becoming a three man team.

    MKG starts,but is substituted out about mid-way of the first quarter with Jeff Taylor subbing in for him.For whatever reason,Taylor has become the guy the media here likes.

    ,MKG is lucky to see 20 minutes of action with his sharing pt with Taylor and Ben Gordon when Charlotte goes to a three guard offense.