Kidd-Gilchrist shakes off indecision, scores 18 in NBA Summer League debut

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

You can’t make it if you don’t take it. So perhaps one of the last plays in a Thursday-night practice will resonate with rookie Mike Kidd-Gilchrist.  The ideal scenario for any basketball defense is to force the ball to a non-shooter with the shot-clock expiring. Kidd-Gilchrist was 25 feet from the basket, with everyone on the opposing team thinking the same thing: “All he can do is drive.’’  Or so it seemed. It would be hard to be more open along the perimeter. So Kidd-Gilchrist cocked his wrist and threw up that jump shot – the one with the hitch and the funky side-spin. And the ball fell straight through the rim.

 

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