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Kidd-Gilchrist trying to straighten out jumper before camp

Sep 19, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT

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General managers liked what they saw in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist heading into the draft — but coaches loved him. Coaches like leaders, and Kidd-Gilchrist was that on a loaded Kentucky team. He defended hard, hustled every play, attacked the rim and showed a real ability to score.

He just needed a jump shot. His jumper didn’t look all that improved at the Kentucky alumni game last weekend where Kidd-Gilchrist scored 32 but missed all his three point shots.

But he is working on it, tweets Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.

Bismack Biyombo and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have also been around a lot. Coaches working on the hitch in MKG’s jump shot.

This is not going to be a one week or even one season fix for MKG. It’s going to be a process. Get a new shooting form, spend a lot of time working on it this season, shoot 500 jumpers a day next summer. Then when the shots start to drop early next season everyone can talk about how overnight MKG found his jumper.

But he’s working on it. Good sign, Bobcats fans.

  1. paleihe - Sep 19, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    “Then when the shots start to drop early next season everyone can talk about how overnight MKG found his jumper.”

    Unfortunately, that’s true of everything. People only look at the success you’re having right now and don’t consider all the years of work put in beforehand.

    “It took me seven years to be an overnight success.” – ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin

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