Bobcats pleased with Kidd-Gilchrist's progress

Bobcats pleased with Kidd-Gilchrist's progress

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CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 20: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Charlotte Bobcats rises for a dunk against the Detroit Pistons at the Time Warner Cable Arena on February 20, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 12:51 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's jump shot has never been a portrait of perfection.
 
But the Charlotte Bobcats' selected Kidd-Gilchrist No. 2 overall in last year's NBA draft believing they could fix the flaws in his shot and help him develop into a dominant player at the next level.

Slowly but surely, Kidd-Gilchrist is making progress, particularly in the last week.
 
Although the Bobcats continue to struggle as a team -- they're marred in another eight-game losing streak -- Kidd-Gilchrist has been a bright spot shooting 67 percent from the field and averaging 17 points over the past two games.
 
Coach Mike Dunlap says the rookie has learned to release the ball with his fingertips instead of his palm and has a higher release point, resulting in more arc on his shots.
 

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