Dallas Mavericks: Will they bring back Michael Kidd-Gilchrist?
Dallas Mavericks: Will they re-sign back Michael Kidd-Gilchrist this offseason?
The Dallas Mavericks signed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist back in February. They needed a tough defender that can guard on the perimeter. Kidd-Gilchrist was bought out by the Hornets after falling out of the rotation. He struggled to find his footing in Dallas before the hiatus.
The 26-year-old did not play in the first four seeding games from Orlando either. Kidd-Gilchrist was late arriving into the bubble and took some time to get his legs back under him. He did not miss a game after that.
MKG’s role expanded after Kristaps Porzingis was ruled out his knee injury. The Mavericks needed a forward that could guard Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. He played 19.4 minutes in the game four victory. His performance in Orlando brings up an important question.
Will the Dallas Mavericks re-sign Michael Kidd-Gilchrist this offseason?
Kidd-Gilchrist signed a rest of the season contract with Dallas back in February. He played his first seven and half season in Charlotte. This will be his first crack at the open market in the offseason.
The 26-year-old plays outstanding defense, but he cannot consistently make jumpers. That leaves him in a strange position. Most teams are afraid of having a three or four that cannot shoot. Will that keep him from finding a team?
The Mavs are looking to upgrade their roster this offseason. The goal is to take the next step towards winning a title. Will that plan include Michael Kidd-Gilchrist? Here is the case for and against re-signing him before setting the odds of MKG returning to Dallas for the 2020-2021 season.
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