Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: The Anthony Davis sweepstakes runner-up prize. Kidd-Gilchrist is considered a strong defender, good athlete, and hard working player with the potential to develop into a Andre Iguodala type.
ESPN NBA Player Ranking:
MKG is posting a PER of 15.84 at the small forward, and it jumps to 18.82 when he plays the 4. Just another way Michael Kidd-Gilchrist reminds me of Gerald Wallace: With the Bobcats, Crash routinely posted better numbers at the 4 than the 3, but the size mismatches took a toll on his body.
Link to full players stats page: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s Stats
Perspectives from around the web:
This is a perfect fit for the Cavs, who upgrade from a small forward platoon of Alonzo Gee and Omri Casspi to a breathtaking athlete who, if he wasn’t a basketball player, would have hobbies like liberating small island nations from tyranny and demolishing buildings with his will. He instantly becomes the second- or third-best Cavalier.
- from CavsTheBlog – Mock Draft Pick #4: MKG