Charlotte Bobcats to get Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Easier Shots in 2013

April 17, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) during the game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bobcats win 105-98. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a tough rookie season with the Charlotte Bobcats in 2012. As suggested by most before he was selected, his inability to shoot from most ranges caused him to struggle along with his horrific team.

The coaching staff in Charlotte is intent on turning things around for Kidd-Gilchrist  in 2013. According to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observerthe coaching staff is going to get Kidd-Gilchrist easier shots:

 The Price is right, Part I: Assistant coach Mark Price was one of the NBA’s great shooters. Small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has a terribly flawed jump shot. Price and MKG will become very familiar very quickly.

The Price is right, Part II: Price was also expert at running the pick-and-roll. Point guard Kemba Walker thrives off pick-and-roll offense, but he can evolve as a decision-maker after the pick is set. Price will be a resource.

So there you have it. The organization knew from the beginning MKG was going to struggle when it comes to shooting from most spots on the floor. Through proper coaching and plays with point guard Kemba Walker, the new coaching staff is looking to boost MKG’s shooting percentage in a big way next season.


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