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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist signs $52M extension with Charlotte Hornets

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This NBA off-season and free agency has seen a lot of money thrown around.

Kevin Love, Damian Lillard, Mrc Gasol and Anthony Davis are all set for life after signing deals worth over $100M to stay at their current teams for the long term, while Goran Dragic, DeAndre Jordan, Draymond Green, Reggie Jackson and Jimmy Butler all got very close to breaking three figures themselves.

And even with free agency pretty much over, apart from a few veteran minimum's being handed out, the cheques are still flying, with the Charlotte Hornets now getting in on the act.

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MKG Cashes In

According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Hornets have handed a four-year, $52million contract extension with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

"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," Wojnarowski wrote.

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Kidd-Gilchrist was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. He was taken one spot behind his former Kentucky teammate, Anthony Davis. It is fair to say that the two have had contrasting careers.

New Shot

The 21-year old had to completely re-learn how to shoot a basketball thanks to his down-right ugly release that lead to him having one of the worst shots in the history of the NBA. 

Thankfully, with that improved - combined with his top-tier defensive skills and athleticism - has seen him become a player worth $52million.

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