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September 15, 2012

An update (of sorts) on Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Many of you have expressed curiosity about Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's health, after he sat out all but one summer-league game in Las Vegas with a sore knee.

If Saturday is any indication, he's just fine.

After initially indicating he would not play in Kentucky's charity game (it's still unclear why he said that to Kentucky media), Kidd-Gilchrist was pretty impressive Saturday: 32 points on 15-of-32 shooting from the field. A game-high five rebounds.

His only hiccup Saturday was outside shooting range, a known flaw before the Bobcats drafted him second overall in June. Kidd-Gilchrist missed all four of his shots from 3-point range (though he made some 2-point jump shots).

Thanks to longtime friend Jerry Tipton, who covers Kentucky for the Lexington paper, for passing along how MKG did. 

Posted by Observer Sports on September 15, 2012 at 07:49 PM | Permalink


Thanks for the update on MKG. Watching the new Dunlap led Bobcats in summer league has me anxious for more. I can't wait for the season to start!

Posted by: defensewinsgames | Sep 16, 2012 6:18:11 AM

MKG is going to be a player. The Bobcats may have finally hit on a couple of draft picks. At least we know they will be better than last year.

Posted by: Davo | Sep 16, 2012 3:43:19 PM

Between him and Jeff Taylor the cats have the #3 position locked down for years to come.

Posted by: apauldds | Sep 17, 2012 9:31:04 AM

Per the box score Gilchrist took 22 shots, not 32.

Posted by: Jason Warren | Sep 17, 2012 1:25:34 PM

Thanks Jason. Jerry Tipton must be providing some poor info. You would think they would correct the story.

Posted by: Skip | Sep 18, 2012 6:36:19 AM

So...what about ESPN reporting that Charlotte is among the teams that could offer a contract to Mickael Pietrus? Any news, Rick?

Posted by: Rob C | Sep 18, 2012 9:49:40 AM

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