Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Gives Charlotte Bobcats Hope For Future

By John Raffel


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The losses keep piling up for the Charlotte Bobcats. But at least Michael Kidd-Gilchrist gives the team something to smile about.

Friday night, the Chicago Bulls made it a 105-75 victory over the Bobcats, who did net 27 points from Kemba Walker.

But the player who remains consist for the Bobcats is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who was the only other player in double figure with 10 points, seven assists and a steal.

Kidd-Gilchrist has been in double figures 24 times this season and gives coach Mike Dunlap something to cheer about in an otherwise dreadful season.

“Defensively he did some really good things that probably aren’t glamorous to talk about, but from my eyes I thought he did some good things that were very advantageous from a defensive standpoint,” Dunlap said. “The other thing that Mike has to remember is the rebound game is something he does very well, so while he goes through some tough times offensively, if he can get us those seven to nine boards that are typical, that will get him through.”

But the bobcats continue to struggle defensively as a team, not that their offense exactly makes up for it. There’s a few weapons out there like Walker and Kidd-Gilchrist, who are quality ball players. But there arent enough quality ballplayers.

But even Kidd-Gilchrist needs to pick up his play. He was 2-of-8 Friday night. He needs to put up more quality shots and hit them. He puts in a lot of minutes but rarely takes more than 10 shots a game. That stat needs to change.


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