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Clifford: Hornets play better, win more with Kidd-Gilchrist

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte coach Steve Clifford can rattle off a dozen reasons why the Hornets gave small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist a big contract extension. But in Clifford's mind it all came down to one basic fact: ''When he's on the floor we play well; when he's not on the floor we don't.'' The numbers bear that out. The Hornets were 62-55 with Kidd-Gilchrist in the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets give smart extension to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

There was a time when many considered Michael Kidd-Gilchrist the player least likely to be a bust from the 2012 NBA Draft. That was part of the reason few batted an eye when the (then) Charlotte Bobcats selected him with the second overall pick in the draft. Fast-forward a few years (and a name change) later, and the backers of his stock have clearly decreased in number. Donâ...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Hornets reach four-year extension with Kidd-Gilchrist

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A person familiar with the situation says forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the move hasn't been announced. Yahoo Sports was first to report the deal. The 6-foot-7, 232-pound Kidd-Gilchrist is known...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kidd-Gilchrist Near Agreement Upon Four-Year, $52M Extension With Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are finalizing a four-year, $52 million contract extension. The agreement is expected to be finalized this week. Kidd-Gilchrist was the No. 2 overall pick in the draft out of Kentucky. Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds for Charlotte last season, his third in the league.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What did Michael Kidd-Gilchrist say during his Twitter Q&A?

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist took to Twitter the other day to answer several questions from his fans and followers. Some were less critical than others (hurry, stop the presses! MKG prefers the iPhone 6 over the Samsung Galaxy!). But others offered genuine insight into the mind of one of basketball's fastest rising stars.On what part of his game he's most trying...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Potential First and Second Round Draft Picks

Heading into the Draft this week the Charlotte Hornets have the 9th, 24th and 45th picks. In such a deep draft there are a multitude of potentially good players to draft. Here are a few players the Hornets should look at for each of their picks in the draft. It’s still up in the air what Charlotte will do at this point with the 9th pick. Many reports seem to indicate that they...
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: 2014 Draft Primer

Credit: Keith Allison Now that it’s June and the Finals are set, it’s time to start going full bore into draft preparation. The Charlotte Hornets will have the 9th and 24th picks. When looking at NBA drafts the picks usually fall into Tiers. The first pick or two are ideally Franchise/Superstar level players. The 3rd to 5th or 6th will then ideally be All-Star caliber players...
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats: Trade Deadline talk

Will the Charlotte Bobcats look to find Kemba Walker (15) and the rest of the current team help at the 2014 NBA trade deadline? As of February 10, the Charlotte Bobcats have a 22-29 record and currently hold the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference standings. Considering the Bobcats only won 21 games all of last season, and have won just 28 games combined over the last two seasons...
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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