Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Rumors

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Position: F
Born: 09/26/93
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:231 lbs. / 105.2 kg.
Salary: $13,000,000
Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is in the NBA’s concussion protocol, and has been ruled out for Tuesday’s preseason exhibition against the Miami Heat at Spectrum Center. Kidd-Gilchrist didn’t play in the second half of Sunday’s preseason loss to the Celtics in Boston. He wasn’t at practice Monday, the only player on the Hornets’ injury report.
Storyline: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Injury
With first-round pick Miles Bridges added to a growing arsenal of Hornets wings that already includes Lamb, Nicolas Batum, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Malik Monk, Bacon will have plenty of competition for minutes in the team’s rotation. Battling for spots is not a bad thing, especially if it brings out the best for those involved. “Every guy wants to play, but it’s getting something out of each other and competing at the hardest level each and every day,” Bacon stated. “Coach is going to make the decision to put the best guy out there in any situation and we just go from there. There’s not too much worrying about, ‘Oh, this guy’s going to play over this guy.’ All of us are competing and we want to win. Once we win, everybody gets a great accomplishment out of that.”
Chris Patrick: “When it comes to your asking price, it’s data-based. With Robert Covington, for example, we started putting comps together the year before. I actually have the list of guys here. We looked at Kent Bazemore’s deal, Allen Crabbe’s deal, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s deal and some others. We had a lot of comps – 17 different players. Basically, you’re just taking all the numbers and putting them together. With Covington, out of that group of 17 players, his value was [determined to be] $18.43 million per year; I’ll never forget that. He was in the top half of the group in nearly every stat category. Then, we took off $3 million per year because the Sixers were a bad team when he posted those numbers. When you’re the worst team in the league, numbers are going to be inflated. So that’s how Covington’s deal came to be four years, $62 million. That’s where the number came from.”
The Pistons’ roster lacked significant talent when Van Gundy took over. […] The organization embarked on a series of trades to upgrade the talent pool — and create bartering chips to land a significant player. They tried to trade for Indiana Pacers forward Paul George before last season’s trade deadline. He was ultimately traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder last summer. They tried to trade for Cleveland Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving when he wanted out this past offseason. He was ultimately traded to the Celtics. And the Pistons kept trying. Before landing Griffin, the Pistons offered Harris and a protected first-round draft pick to the Charlotte Hornets for star point guard Kemba Walker and forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. The Hornets rebuffed the Pistons’ advances. And then came the Griffin breakthrough.