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The post-deadline buyout market in the NBA is showing signs of kicking into high gear, and the first big name looks to be on his way to joining it.

The Charlotte Hornets are reportedly preparing a buyout for forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, according to Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon of ESPN, and the Dallas Mavericks are a possible destination for the former No. 2 overall pick.

Kidd-Gilchrist hasn’t been much of a factor for Charlotte this season. He has appeared in only 12 games and is averaging just 13.3 minutes per night. He’s still only 26, but with career averages of 8.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, he’s more of a depth piece.

The Mavericks were linked in a trade for Kidd-Gilchrist before the deadline, so their interest is real and not new. 

Dallas (31-21) is in good shape to make the playoffs, so this would be a nice upward move for Kidd-Gilchrist.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.



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