More shots for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – photo from

New coach Steve Clifford is searching for ways to use ’s explosion and ballhandling to create easier scoring opportunities.  Small forward Kidd-Gilchrist is in heaven over that prospect.

“That’s what I do best. I like the contact,” he said following the first summer-league practice at Time Warner Cable Arena. “Any layup opportunities I get are great.”

Kidd-Gilchrist is still a long way from being a reliable jump-shooter, but Clifford noticed he completed 61 percent of his plays any time he got the ball to the rim, even against shot-blocking.

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