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Bobcats Select Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Jun 01 2012 02:41 PM carolina-chuck Charlotte Hornets
I'm jumping on this bandwagon now! Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, imo will be a STAR in the NBA. Probably the safest pick for us at no.2 also. Many believes MKG will make an immediate NBA impact. Gilchrist is an NBA ready player whose skills should help him start from day one. Some have think that he is an All-star waiting to happen. His work ethic is also tremendous. Someone who will do all the dirty work and clean up the mess.

MKG is not a great range shooter, but one who will drives hard to the basket and earn those hard points. He will only improve his shooting in the pros. A great defender and rebounder forward who would be a huge upgrade for us over guys like Derrick Brown, Thomas, Moon, Najera, and White. He will be someone who could defend guys like Lebron and Wade in the future. Many people think we need a big man or so, but HELL! every position is a need for us. We need help at every position. Can't go wrong taking a guy like MKG. Gilchrist should be our first priority to building a championship team for the future. He shows up every game with his intensity and never give up mentality. Will only help Kemba and Biyombo grows.

Gilchrist has been compared to guys like Gerald Wallace, Andre Iguodala, and Scottie Pippen.


(http://hoopsmanifesto.com)

DRAFT PROFILE:

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Kentucky - Freshman (Born 1993)
Small Forward
6'8" 228lbs


The Good:

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great size for the small forward position
- 6'10" wingspan
- elite defender who is good/big/long/athletic enough to guard multiple positions in the NBA
- relentless driver who is terrific at getting to the hoop and finishing
- extremely hardworking, intense player
- always gives 100% effort on both ends of the floor
- big game experience
- terrific rebounder for his position
- is a great scorer in transition which should translate well to the pros



The Bad:

- poor outside shooter - will need to improve his shooting range to keep NBA defenders honest
- still extremely young (won't turn 19 until September) so might not be ready to contribute immediately
- needs to work on his ball-handling
- probably doesn't project to be a "superstar"


NBA Comparison:

*Andrei Iguodala/Gerald Wallace* - both in terms of playing style (do-it-all) and level of play (All-Star)


The Skinny:

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is probably the player who did the most to improve his draft stock this season (at least among the elite prospects). He now has a legitimate shot at being the second name called by David Stern in June. While he might not project to be a NBA superstar, he does look like an All-Star level player and a mainstay on the NBA's All-Defensive Team.

YOUTUBE CLIPS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww_qdvVYsLM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0U9qRFbldw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPTZCjxgM-4&feature=related

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koolkatluke
Jun 28 2012 10:05 PM
I love the Idea that a person who gets to the basket when ever he wants to can't score.

I love you fuging Ymca Allstars that think you know basketball.

we have a scoring problem last year, so we draft one of the lesser offensively tooled players in the top of the draft.

and folks wonder why people take jabs at Jordan and his franchise.



Dont speak your opinion. You are wrong. Mkg missed a lay up in his mother fugin highlight video. He'll load up on rebounds from his own missed shots.

I love the Idea that a person who gets to the basket when ever he wants to can't score.

I love you fuging Ymca Allstars that think you know basketball.


So he only wanted to get to the basket 6 times a game?
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koolkatluke
Jun 28 2012 10:09 PM

Dont speak you opinion. You are wrong. Mkg missed a lay up in his mother fugin highlight video. He'll load up on rebounds from his own missed shots.


You fuging no talent hack. Keep your fuging mouth shut you don't know poo about Basketball.

I promise you if MKG went to Weber State or Queens College he would have had 20 a game.
Well queens college could gave beat the cats last year so i guess thats good. 20 a game there translates to what....... oh yeah the number 2 pick!!!!
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koolkatluke
Jun 28 2012 10:12 PM

So he only wanted to get to the basket 6 times a game?


You fuging Moron he played with 5-6 other guys who were also getting shots. UK had 4-5 other players who avg. double digits points. Look up stats and watch the kid play before you post.
I dont like the pick. Clearly you do. Just admit you saying mkg could ONLY score 20 a game at queens proves my point!
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koolkatluke
Jun 28 2012 10:19 PM

I dont like the pick. Clearly you do. Just admit you saying mkg could ONLY score 20 a game at queens proves my point!


You don't have to like the pick but don't act like you know anything about basketball or what a player can do.

I was on Harrison Barnes before the draft but I kept hearing scout after scout saying that when Him and MKG matched up.

Harrison Lost and Knew it.
Didnt want barnes either. Still dont understand how your opinion is more valid then mine. They are just different.
MKG on playing with Kemba "You going to see what happens when we start playing with each other"

Hopefully MKG and Kemba turns out to be a great combo in the future.

You don't have to like the pick but don't act like you know anything about basketball or what a player can do.

I was on Harrison Barnes before the draft but I kept hearing scout after scout saying that when Him and MKG matched up.

Harrison Lost and Knew it.


What do you mean matched up?

According to Harrison, he and MKG never went one on one in draft workouts.
He means their actual game
Why would anyone admit that someone else is better than them?

I highly doubt Barnes did that...
Dont worry mkg could score 20 a game for queens college its a fact!
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koolkatluke
Jun 28 2012 10:33 PM

What do you mean matched up?

According to Harrison, he and MKG never went one on one in draft workouts.


They matched up at Highschool AAU circuit and a NBa camp ran by Dave Telep.

http://espn.go.com/e...play?id=8098478

Listen 15:08

They matched up at Highschool AAU circuit and a NBa camp ran by Dave Telep.


Do you have a quote where Barnes says flat out that MKG is the better player?

I'm not saying I don't believe you, I just don't understand why player who is rated so closely to another player would say "he is better than me".
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koolkatluke
Jun 28 2012 10:41 PM
man dont worry bout proving poo to any of them, they dont wanna hear it. most of them dont follow the team but come in to talk trash because there beloved tar holes are off in summer classes having their tutors take test for them. when the season is going on there is only about 5 of us that follow the team and talk about the team. yes we know are team is the worst in the league. yes we know its rebuilding time and it should take 4 yrs, not 1. this "poo leaper" just wants to argue, not for a player he has ever said he wants/wanted, but just to say we picked a "scrub" MKG led that team to the championship, he was the heart of the team, he can drive with either hand and finish at the rim. he can pass, he can rebound, and play great defense. all teams are built over time not because of 1 player, MKG will be like iggy. score 15pts 7 reb, 4 ast, 2steals. he will make kemba better by allowing him to play off ball. i love the pick and am happy that we got him, i wanted to trae with the cavs to 4 and hopefully still get MKG, so i was somewhat dissapointed when we didnt trade, but it didnt happen. time to move on and cheer for the team.
Why would you draft a defensive minded player when the bobcats are so inept on offense?

Because the bobcats win total next year is not important. You dont go from the worst team in NBA history to a playoff team in one fuging draft. For the cats, the draft is about getting good pieces to build around, and I think MKG is an excellent prospect.

A few days ago I wouldnt have like this pick as much, but I think Gilchrist will be a good fit next to Ben Gordon (who can shoot all day but cant play any sort of D). MKG will fit in well with the up tempo offense Dunlap is bringing in, hopefully we can bring in some role players who can shoot (like the Spurs seem to find every year)
I don't understand the people who are saying "OH NO's WE WON'T BE ABLE TO SCORE!" well we aren't done building the team yet. Hell, we basically just started building the team. MKG isn't the last piece he's just the first big one. This isn't the end of the process we are going to have to go through. It isn't even the end of the beginning.
I was surprised and a little disappointed that we were not able to pull off the Cleveland trade. However, with keepin gthe #2 pick, MKG is a good pick. There were no can't miss prospects after Davis (if you consider Davis can't miss). All of them have holes in their game.

As one commentator said.....give me a hard working player any day. That is what you got in MKG. He was a solid pick.
I agree. Im only disappointed about no trades. MKG will be a star.

btw..Big unc fan here. MKG got the best of him in high school and the game at UK last year.

I still wanted Barnes for offense but MKG is a stud
Still not too excited by the pick, never had a problem with the player, but spending a #2 on this guy just kills me.

Anyways, here's to another tank season. At least it'll be an exciting one.

Still not too excited by the pick, never had a problem with the player, but spending a #2 on this guy just kills me.

Anyways, here's to another tank season. At least it'll be an exciting one.


Wonder who will win the Stern lottery next year?
definitely warmed up this pick, im completely on board. hes gonna be a monster this season!