(Eds: With AP Photos.) By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's jump shot has never been perfect.
Not when he was dominating the AAU circuit in New Jersey or even last season while he was helping Kentucky win a national championship.
The Charlotte Bobcats selected Kidd-Gilchrist No. 2 overall in last year's draft believing they could fix the flaws in his shot, help him develop into a dominant player at the NBA level and that he could become a key building block in their foundation.
Slowly but surely, Kidd-Gilchrist is showing signs of progress, particularly in the last week.
Although the Bobcats continue to struggle - they're marred in another eight-game losing streak - Kidd-Gilchrist has been a bright spot, shooting 67 percent from the field and averaging 17 points over the last two games.
Just as important to the Bobcats, the 6-foot-7 small forward hasn't been hesitant to pull up and launch an 18-footer.
''I really feel like over the la...