Grading Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s Early Season with the Charlotte Bobcats

December 11th, 2012 by Conner Boyd Leave a reply »
In most ways, I think it's fair to say the Charlotte Bobcats have exceeded expectations so far this season.

They're currently experiencing a slump that has left them with a record of 7-13, but the fact that they have already won as many games as they did all of last season is quite an achievement. They play close games, and a few of the losses have been heart-breakers.

Most thought coming in that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist would be something of a project pick. He's not an offensively polished player but is a guy who crashes the boards, plays lockdown defense and hustles as hard or harder than anyone on the court.


It's tough to say where the young man sits offensively. He can hit a few jump shots here and there, but most of his scoring is done at the rim, either finishing a fast break or collecting an offensive rebound and getting some junk points.

He's shooting 75.4 percent from the free-throw line, which isn't terrible, but for someone who lives and dies by scoring in the paint, it could definitely be better.

That being said, he's proven effective on the offensive end.

He's a very athletic ...

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