New Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford is searching for ways to use Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’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 NBA shot-blocking.