NBA Draft 2012: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Selected by Charlotte Bobcats

Michael DulkaContributor IJune 28, 2012

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was the second player selected in the NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.

Michael Jordan finally makes a solid draft choice by selecting the second player available in Kidd-Gilchrist. In the last two years, the Bobcats have selected Kemba Walker, Bismack Biyombo and now Kidd-Gilchrist. 

The last two drafts have given the Bobcats a chance at a bright future, after they finished the 2011-2012 season with the worst win/loss percentage in the history of the league. 

Gilchrist is a great addition to the Bobcats. He is the type of player that does it all on the court—he can score, run the break and plays great defense. The Bobcats were so poor in many facets of the game, and Gilchrist can improve the team in several different ways while he's on the floor.

Bleacher Report's own Wes O'Donnell broke down Gilchrist's game here:

A raw playmaker, MKG is arguably the most versatile player in the draft.

An elite athlete who can score in a variety of ways, he is also a lockdown defender. A 6'7", 210-pound frame allows him to be an effective rebounder, especially on the offensive end.

He's still just scratching the surface of his potential and his biggest weakness, an inconsistent perimeter game, will be developed in time.

This pick may not be the flashiest, but it will certainly pay off in the long run. Gilchrist fits nicely into the core of young talent that the Bobcats are acquiring.

The Bobcats are still far off from being competitive, but this move is one in the right direction. They add talent and versatility in Kidd-Gilchrist. 

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