Fixing jumper of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will take time

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

Bobcats assistant coach Mark Price said fixing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s jump shot is akin to performing major reconstructive surgery: It’s going to take some time.

“There are a lot of different areas that need some work,” Price said.

Price was one of the NBA’s best shooters during his 13-year career, which is why Bobcats owner Michael Jordan hired him to correct Kidd-Gilchrist’s flawed mechanics.

Kidd-Gilchrist’s shortcomings include not squaring his shoulders to the basket, turning his elbow in awkwardly when he shoots and often times releasing the ball on his descent rather than his ascent.

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