Dallas Mavericks: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is not with the team in Orlando
Dallas Mavericks forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is not with the team in Orlando
The Dallas Mavericks are attempting to make the most out of the unique opportunity in front of them. The bubble brings about plenty of challenges, but the Mavs are trying to maximize the experience. They are getting after it in practice and enjoying some time together off the floor.
Fans have witnessed the Mavericks fishing and exploring the campus. Luka Doncic even showed off his quarterback arm on Wednesday.
Fans have questioned if every player is currently with the team in Orlando. The Mavericks have put out some practice videos showing most of their players. Fans have not seen Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, though.
Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle confirms Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is not in Orlando
Coach Rick Carlisle met with the media after practice on July 15. He was asked about MKG. Fans can hear Carlisle’s response below.
Kidd-Gilchrist’s defense could pay dividends for the Mavs in the playoffs. Hopefully, the 26-year-old is healthy and joins his teammates in Orlando in the coming days.
MKG is missing important practices already. The Mavericks signed him in February after he was bought out by the Charlotte Hornets. Kidd-Gilchrist struggled to find his footing in Dallas. He played in nine straight games, but topped ten minutes just three times. MKG missed the final three contests before the suspension.
The 26-year-old has the opportunity to work his way into a more consistent role during training camp 2.0. Hopefully, he arrives in Orlando soon. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could give the Mavericks key minutes in the playoffs if he makes his way to Disney World at some point.
Once he arrives at the campus, MKG will have to quarantine just like his teammates did. Stay tuned for more information on this developing story as it becomes available.