Report: Kidd-Gilchrist to sign extension

Through the years, the Hornets have not exactly had overwhelming success with top draft picks.

Emeka Okafor, Raymond Felton, Adam Morrison, D.J. Augustin, Gerald Henderson.

But they’ve definitely got a keeper in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and that is evidently what they’re going to do. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports says the Hornets are finalizing a four-year, $52 million contract extension with their small forward.

The agreement will be finalized this week with a news conference to follow, league sources said.

As a member of the 2012 NBA draft class, Kidd-Gilchrist is eligible for a rookie extension prior to the start of the 2015-16 season.

Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, has developed into a cornerstone player for the Hornets at small forward. With the extension, the Hornets and Kidd-Gilchrist will avoid him becoming a restricted free agent next summer.

Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds while also becoming a key to coach Steve Clifford’s defense last season.


  1. Mark from Bayarea says:

    Who is this guy anyways??
    He makes more than Curry??
    Hope he is not a bust

  2. rob says:

    Wow he got paid, I bet he ran to sign that deal. This was the same guy saying he was better then the number 1 pick that year. You know that DAVIS guy. Not even a comparison. More like 20 mil over 4 years. But I’m a regular person so I guess I can’t be a

  3. Robert Taylor says:

    If only MJ was as good in the front office as he is as a player. The missed a lot of people in that draft as well as others. Kidd-Gilchrist went second.

  4. Lucas says:

    13/yr is a bargain!! Nice score for Charlotte!

  5. james smith says:

    grossly over paid

  6. Edward Diener says:

    How soon we forget ! Raymond Felton was quite good with the Hornets at the beginning of his career. Only in retrospect, as his career has floundered as he has moved between teams, has Raymond Felton’s play been somewhat disappointing. But at the beginning of his career he was definitely considered a potential all-start quality player.