Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s jump shot has never been a portrait of perfection. Not when he was dominating the AAU circuit in the New Jersey area or even while helping Kentucky win a national championship last season. But the Charlotte Bobcats selected Kidd-Gilchrist No. 2 overall in last year’s NBA draft believing they could fix the flaws in his shot, help him develop into a dominant player at the NBA level and that he could become a key building block in their foundation.
Slowly but surely, Kidd-Gilchrist is showing signs of progress, particularly in the last week.
Although the Bobcats continue to struggle as a team — they’re marred in another eight-game losing streak — Kidd-Gilchrist has been a bright spot shooting 67 percent from the field and averaging 17 points over the last two games.