2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Position: Small Forward
Size: 6-7, 232
School: Kentucky, Freshman
Can guard multiple positions
Strong rebounder; attacks the glass
Fierce competitor; plays with great intensity
Slashing to the basket
Dangerous in transition
Outstanding feel for the game
Has three-point range, but needs to improve consistency
Sometimes a little wreckless when attacking the basket
Summary: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has emerged as a top-five prospect in the 2012 NBA Draft. Minus his outside shot, he is just about the complete package. Most notably, his incredible competitiveness allows him to be effective in just about every aspect of the game. If he were a better outside shooter, we would realistically be talking about Kidd-Gilchrist as a top-overall pick candidate.
Player Comparison: Gerald Wallace. It's hard to draw a comparison to Kidd-Gilchrist's intangibles, but in terms of pure basketball ability, his game reminds me of Gerald Wallace. Neither guy shoots the ball that well, but Wallace's versatility and athleticism have allowed him to become a very good player. MKG's ceiling is higher, but the two have similar styles of play.