Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire: SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

By Adam McGill
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Earlier this fantasy basketball season, Charlotte Bobcats SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was starting to heat up. He scored double-digit points in six of the first eight games in November and the flex forward was slowing maturing into a daily fantasy option.

Unfortunately, Kidd-Gilchrist broke his left hand a couple weeks ago and the former first round pick hasn’t played in a game since December 2nd. He just had the cast removed from his hand and he is starting to get back into game shape. He hasn’t fully returned to practice yet, but he is making strides to do so everyday.

He was averaging just 9.1 points per contest to go along with 5.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists before the injury. However, a limited amount of playing time started to hinder his nightly production. Kidd-Gilchrist will get plenty of minutes upon his return to the lineup, though, because SF Jeff Taylor is done for the season due to an Achiilies injury. Charlotte desperately needs another playmaker on the roster and they will be eager to get Kidd-Gilchrist involved as soon as possible.

Kidd-Gilchrist is only owned in 8 % of ESPN leagues at the moment and could be worth a waiver wire addition in larger leagues. He hasn’t been cleared to play yet, but it is only a matter of time. If you need a player to add boards, steals, and blocks in your 12-man roto-league, stash MKG away for the stretch run.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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