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
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.
One thought — if the Knicks get into the sweepstakes — is giving up their 2019 first-round pick along with Ntilikina in hopes of Charlotte taking on the remaining years of Joakim Noah’s contract. (The Hornets can always use the stretch provision on Noah after the season). Another NBA source added that the Hornets will be asking teams to take back one of their larger contracts like, Nicolas Batum, Marvin Williams or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, making a Knicks’ match even more unlikely.