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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.


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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.

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MKG would be a solid pick.One of the few safe bets in the draft, brings great D, just needs to develop more on offense.
I'm not even a UNC fan but i'd rather have Barnes than MKG.....T.Rob should hands down be #2 on everybody's board bump potential you can teach HEART and TOUGHNESS! He is a PROVEN product who brings ENERGY that others FEED off of.
That depends, if your drafting on safe bets you take Robinson or MKG, based on potential Barnes or Drummond.
MKG can't even make a damn jumpshot. He's 18, not 10. If you haven't got that basic skill by now you're not gonna "develop" it in the pros.

Drummond or bust. At least he has potential to be a dominant center. If his heart is in it & he works hard he's gonna make NO look silly for taking Davis #1.

MKG can't even make a damn jumpshot. He's 18, not 10. If you haven't got that basic skill by now you're not gonna "develop" it in the pros.


Nobody ever develops a jump shot after the age of 18?

Jesus Christ man do you give any thought to this sh!t while you're typing it out

Nobody ever develops a jump shot after the age of 18?

Jesus Christ man do you give any thought to this sh!t while you're typing it out


Name one player who came into the NBA with a god awful jump shot form & no outside range whatsoever & developed into a consistent jump shooter with good form.

Name one player who came into the NBA with a god awful jump shot form & no outside range whatsoever & developed into a consistent jump shooter with good form.


Well Jason Kidd is the most extreme example I can think of off the top of my head, but plenty of guys struggled before coming in. MKG really isnt that bad, he hit like 25% from 3 point range and 75% on his free throws.

Well Jason Kidd is the most extreme example I can think of off the top of my head, but plenty of guys struggled before coming in. MKG really isnt that bad, he hit like 25% from 3 point range and 75% on his free throws.


lmao...25% is atrocious

MKG can't even make a damn jumpshot. He's 18, not 10. If you haven't got that basic skill by now you're not gonna "develop" it in the pros.

Drummond or bust. At least he has potential to be a dominant center. If his heart is in it & he works hard he's gonna make NO look silly for taking Davis #1.


Most of these idiots are hyping "MKG" because they like saying "MKG" and "Kidd-Gilchrist". They'd rather take a chance on someone DEVELOPING A JUMPSHOT instead of someone improving their handle, which is illogical thinking.

Again, the only reason they do, is because they like "MKG/Kidd-Gilchrist's" attitude. They think he's "tough" and "flashy".

He's coooooool.

...SARCASM throughout.

lmao...25% is atrocious


Better than the first 4 seasons of Michael Jordan's NBA career

Also Iggy and Joe Johnson

Name one player who came into the NBA with a god awful jump shot form & no outside range whatsoever & developed into a consistent jump shooter with good form.


Richard Jefferson is another that comes to mind

Derrick Rose also qualifies (if you think his jumper is good enough now)

Channing Frye

Luol Deng

Does Shawn Marion count if he could only shoot with the Suns?
And none of those guys are anything more than role players. Andre Drummond has Bynum/Howard potential. He could develop into a superstar.

And none of those guys are anything more than role players. Andre Drummond has Bynum/Howard potential. He could develop into a superstar.


What!? Jason Kidd is a role player? Derrick Rose, Joe Johnson? Just admit your original point was absurd, then make your case for Drummond. Dont just post a bunch of bullsh!t then try to change the subject when someone calls you out

What!? Jason Kidd is a role player? Derrick Rose, Joe Johnson? Just admit your original point was absurd, then make your case for Drummond. Dont just post a bunch of bullsh!t then try to change the subject when someone calls you out


Derrick Rose is an overrated slasher with a decent mid-range. Jason Kidd is an assist machine who developed an average outside game 12+ years into his career.

Great argument.

Derrick Rose is an overrated slasher with a decent mid-range. Jason Kidd is an assist machine who developed an average outside game 12+ years into his career.

Great argument.


So are you finally admitting that players can develop a jump shot in the NBA?

Or are you simply upping the stupidity of your argument by claiming that Derrick Rose and Jason Kidd are role players?

So are you finally admitting that players can develop a jump shot in the NBA?

Or are you simply upping the stupidity of your argument by claiming that Derrick Rose and Jason Kidd are role players?


Derrick Rose is NOT a good jump shooter, neither is Jason Kidd.
Im not huge on MKG....seems like a glorified Gerald Wallace...no thanks. not with the number 2 pick

Derrick Rose is NOT a good jump shooter, neither is Jason Kidd.


What exactly does Jason Kidd need to do to prove to you he is a good jump shooter? He hits about 40% of his 3s and he shoots a bunch of them. Back in 09/10 he was 3rd in the NBA in 3 pointers made. He is unquestionably an excellent shooter at this point in his career, and he could not hit a damn thing when he entered the NBA.

Derrick Rose is only a decent jump shooter though, I'll give you that.
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carolina-chuck
Jun 10 2012 10:48 PM

Name one player who came into the NBA with a god awful jump shot form & no outside range whatsoever & developed into a consistent jump shooter with good form.


Loul Deng. All defender with little shooting abilities. What now, a pretty good outside range shooter. Deng is a comparable player to MKG.
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carolina-chuck
Jun 10 2012 10:52 PM

Most of these idiots are hyping "MKG" because they like saying "MKG" and "Kidd-Gilchrist". They'd rather take a chance on someone DEVELOPING A JUMPSHOT instead of someone improving their handle, which is illogical thinking.

Again, the only reason they do, is because they like "MKG/Kidd-Gilchrist's" attitude. They think he's "tough" and "flashy".

He's coooooool.

...SARCASM throughout.


You're the stupidest person on thIs forum, I swear.
Can you please saying the like saying MKG shi+.
If anything, we rather be saying 'ANDRE' Drummond than MKG.
Do you knoe anything about basketball or did you just suddenly pop on here bc you heard we held the no.2 pick . Dumb@ss

Loul Deng. All defender with little shooting abilities. What now, a pretty good outside range shooter. Deng is a comparable player to MKG.


lol, good luck convincing him with that. I gave him about a bunch of names but he just refuses to accept that his poorly constructed argument is unequivocally wrong
Jason Kidd is a 34% career 3-point shooter. The last 2 seasons he averaged 34% & 35%. He had 2 or 3 seasons, out of 17, that he shot well. That's mediocre. MKG won't be blowing by guys in the NBA. Now he'll be playing guys bigger, faster, & stronger than him. They won't let him drive to the hole. They will play off him & let him brick jumpers with his atrocious form & release.

If your argument is to draft MKG because 10 years from now he will have a decent jumpshot I guess you win.
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carolina-chuck
Jun 10 2012 10:56 PM

lol, good luck convincing him with that. I gave him about a bunch of names but he just refuses to accept that his poorly constructed argument is unequivocally wrong


Some people can't handle the truth.

Jason Kidd is a 34% career 3-point shooter. The last 2 seasons he averaged 34% & 35%. He had 2 or 3 seasons, out of 17, that he shot well. That's mediocre. MKG won't be blowing by guys in the NBA. Now he'll be playing guys bigger, faster, & stronger than him. They won't let him drive to the hole. They will play off him & let him brick jumpers with his atrocious form & release.

If your argument is to draft MKG because 10 years from now he will have a decent jumpshot I guess you win.


You are blatantly cherry-picking stats, Jason Kidd may have fallen off slightly as a shooter the last couple of seasons (he's 39)but the 2 seasons before that he shot 41% and 42%.

Also, 34% on threes is nowhere near mediocre, especially if you are taking a lot of them. Ray Allen hit 36% one year, is he now a mediocre shooter? Kevin Durant is a 36% career 3 point shooter, is he mediocre at it? Kobe is a 33% shooter, is he mediocre? Melo hits 32%

The greatest shooting big man of all time, Dirk Nowitzki, last 5 seasons from 3 point range:
36%
36
42
39
37
lol, I'm done with this. I dont even like MKG that much, but the idea that a guy cant develop a jumpshot if he doesnt have one at 18 is ridiculous. I feel like this right now-

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