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2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist




Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist


Position: Small Forward

Size: 6-7, 232

School: Kentucky, Freshman


Strengths:
  • Athleticism
  • Lockdown defender
  • Can guard multiple positions
  • Strong rebounder; attacks the glass
  • Toughness
  • Fierce competitor; plays with great intensity
  • Slashing to the basket
  • Dangerous in transition
  • Outstanding feel for the game
  • High-character guy
  • Leadership



    Weaknesses:
  • Has three-point range, but needs to improve consistency
  • Mid-range game
  • Pull-up jumper
  • Sometimes a little wreckless when attacking the basket

    Summary: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has emerged as a top-five prospect in the 2012 NBA Draft. Minus his outside shot, he is just about the complete package. Most notably, his incredible competitiveness allows him to be effective in just about every aspect of the game. If he were a better outside shooter, we would realistically be talking about Kidd-Gilchrist as a top-overall pick candidate.

    Player Comparison: Gerald Wallace. It's hard to draw a comparison to Kidd-Gilchrist's intangibles, but in terms of pure basketball ability, his game reminds me of Gerald Wallace. Neither guy shoots the ball that well, but Wallace's versatility and athleticism have allowed him to become a very good player. MKG's ceiling is higher, but the two have similar styles of play.





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    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
    All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




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