June 26, 2013
Charlotte Bobcats GM Rich Cho" "We're very, very happy with MKG.''
Busy as Charlotte Bobcats general manager Rich Cho is regarding the 2013 draft, he took a minute at Wednesday’s media briefing to address the player chosen second in 2012.
“We’re not shopping MKG,’’ Cho said in response to a report concerning small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. “I wouldn’t believe everything you read on the Internet. We’re very, very happy with MKG.’’
The website sheridanhoops.com posted a story Wednesday that the Bobcats were shopping Kidd-Gilchrist in trade this week, allegedly in anticipation of another small forward, Georgetown’s Otto Porter, Jr., being available with Charlotte’s No. 4 pick. However, there’s a strong indication the Washington Wizards are leaning toward drafting Porter No. 3.
When asked if the Bobcats are in any active trade discussions – Kidd-Gilchrist or otherwise – Cho said, “We make calls all the time.’’
Kidd-Gilchrist popped up elsewhere in the news Wednesday when Cho indicated he might be included in the Team USA mini-camp for aspiring Olympians next month in Las Vegas.
A source indicated Team USA reached out to Kidd-Gilchrist through his agent, Leon Rose, for possible inclusion after the Bobcats play in Las Vegas summer league. Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker was previously invited by Team USA.
Posted by Observer Sports on June 26, 2013 at 03:12 PM | Permalink
Whew, that's a relief! Glad Cho is "very, very happy" with MKG, cause I'm sure not.
9 points and I think 6 rebounds a game for the SECOND pick in the draft lol. MKG is a joke.
"But wait he's only 19!" "But wait he's young give him time!" MKG is full of nothing but what ifs and maybes. Right now that doesn't equate to anything worthwhile. Stay hopeful I guess.
Posted by: D.W.G. | Jun 26, 2013 5:43:11 PM
You're right, D.W.G. ..he definitely should have come into the league at 18 and been an all star right away. The kid is an underachiever. lol ..You're a dummy.
Posted by: Nat Turner | Jun 26, 2013 6:30:32 PM
No, I'm a realist. Keep drinking the MKG kool aid "Nat Turner."
Posted by: D.W.G. | Jun 26, 2013 6:51:05 PM
MKG is the man. Right now SF is the hardest position in the game. He has a lot to improve on but I like the defense, him running the court, and finishing plays at the rim.
Posted by: ZCC | Jun 26, 2013 7:18:30 PM
GM talk, don't believe any of it. MKG would be traded in a millisecond if Cho thought he'd get a worthy return, but the odds of that are slim.
Posted by: Catsfan | Jun 26, 2013 8:23:43 PM
The guy was averaging 14 and 8 at the beginning of the year and that fell off after he hit "the wall" and simultaneously suffered a concussion.
the expectations from some of you are insane. show me all of the 19 year olds across the league averaging 20 points and 10. over the past several years?
davis? nope. drummond? nope. vesely? nope. rivers? not hardly. valancunius? gave you 9 and 6 as a 20 year old and toronto is thrilled. thompson gave cleveland 8 and 6 at age 20. so where the eff are you getting your comps from to have higher expectations?
there were a few rookies that scored more points per game last year but shot the ball horribly in the process. and played way more minutes.
I didn't want MKG last year, I wanted barnes. But I'm thrilled with MKG right now. He's a different player than barnes but an equal talent. While barnes could be a #1 guy, mkg won't be, but he could easily be the most important player on a championship team.
the ball handling, passing, defense, rebounding, shot blocking, etc. all the leadership intangibles, the instincts.....the guy is an elite prospect. watch him take a huge leap this season.
seriously........giving up on guys after 1 season? over and over and over again? charlotte sports "fans" in general, are horrible.
Posted by: charlottean | Jun 26, 2013 8:25:11 PM
Sure is a heapin helpin of smoke here and where there's smoke...
If a player hasn't learned to shoot by age 20 it's just a lost cause. 12 year old girls in Indiana can flat shoot the eyeballs out of it.
Chances of MKG ever justifying the #2 pick are very very very low -- and this is not his fault, like Biz the geniuses of Minimum, Yes Co. & Cho have set these kids up to fail.
Posted by: NASTAR99 | Jun 26, 2013 11:09:30 PM
he shot better than most other rookies. the perception that he can't shoot is annoying. its not like he shot 45% on free throws or something.
jan vesely can't shoot. reggie evans can't shoot. dominic mcguire can't shoot. mkg can shoot. he just isn't ray allen. he's going to be an elite post up and elbow iso player along with finishing in transition. you guys gotta let these young guys hit 22 or 23 before forming this conclusions about them.
kevin love didn't start shooting until he was 22.
Posted by: charlottean | Jun 26, 2013 11:20:12 PM
Dude, he made two, t-w-o, 2, three-pointers the entire, year.
Vesely is a 6'11" power forward. Evans is a power forward who was undrafted. McGuire was the 17th pick of the 2nd round.
If you think these are appropriate comparables for MKG then it's worse than I thought.
Look, Bonnell is the expert and he's says MKG cannot shoot.
Posted by: NASTAR99 | Jun 27, 2013 12:23:24 AM
made 75% of free throws. made only 2 3's.....only attempted 9.
he made 2 3's back to back in a summer league game last summer.
lebron james is a career 33% 3 pt shooter. he made 29% as a rookie at age 19. the difference? he launched the ish out of em. but he was horrible. glen rice shot 25% as a rookie. larry johnson became a respectable shooter with time but he wasn't that when he came in and that was at age 22.
scottie pippen career 32% shooter.
dude will be every bit the shooter pippen was. or gerald wallace. he won't be as bad as stacey augmon. he had a good rookie season and will surely have a huge year this year. if anyone wants to bet on his ppg being under 10 this year, i'll gladly take those bets. i would peg it at 15-16. you cannot possibly look at a 19 year old (he's still 19 and younger than most of this current draft class) and think he's a finished product. no 19 year old is a finished product. you have to be a complete idiot to label any 19 year old a bust after 1 year in which he played very well as the youngest guy in the league.
Posted by: charlottean | Jun 27, 2013 2:01:13 AM
Stop trying to talk any sense into NASATARASS. I hope the reports of him being fired by the Bobcats are true. At least then there would be a reason for his negative spin on everything. Otherwise he is just a complete jackass.
Posted by: James R. | Jun 27, 2013 8:49:11 AM
he's not the one making the worst comments on here sadly.
riddled with a negative bias? sure. overly critical? sure. but there are by far dumber comments on here than his.
Posted by: charlottean | Jun 27, 2013 9:27:01 AM
I hope they have the contract offer ready to be sent out the second seth curry goes undrafted tonight.
Posted by: charlottean | Jun 27, 2013 10:36:46 AM
Dumber than Kemba will be playing in the Italian league? Doesn't get much more ignorant than that, but I am sure there are alot more. A statement like that simply means you know absolutely nothing about basketball or you are a hater. Feel free to choose.
Posted by: Bobnet | Jun 27, 2013 11:12:54 AM
^^^That was really idiotic, but you don't have time to list all of that clowns moronic comments. He may not be the worst, but he is the most consistently bad for sure.
Posted by: James R. | Jun 27, 2013 12:22:46 PM
he said that? sounds kind of hyperbolic, no? when dude is on his "i hate MJ" troll ish, he says ridiculous things. when he's speaking out of character, he makes more sense than most of the people who comment on here.
like that one dude who swears we need to draft plumlee and trade MKG because we're going to draft a SF NEXT YEAR. doesn't get much better than that.
Posted by: charlottean | Jun 27, 2013 12:35:56 PM
He would need a disclamier to tell when it is hyperbole he makes so many ludicrous statments.
Posted by: Bobnet | Jun 27, 2013 5:44:20 PM
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