The Charlotte Hornets are parting ways with another longtime forward. Having completed a buyout with Marvin Williams, the Hornets have waived Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
OFFICIAL: Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & GM Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has waived F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) February 8, 2020
The move comes after ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Hornets were finalizing a buyout with the seven-year veteran.
Reporting with @espn_macmahon: Charlotte is finalizing a contract buyout with F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Dallas has emerged as a possible destination once MKG clears waivers.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2020
Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft, has been a bench player for most of his career, and has played in only 12 games with the Hornets this season. He’s averaging 4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13 minutes.
The forward has spent his entire career with the Hornets and was set to be a free agent after this season. The Dallas Mavericks are a “possible destination” for Kidd-Gilchrist, according to Wojnarowski.
To fortify their front line, the Hornets have recalled forwards Caleb Martin and Jalen McDaniels from the Greensboro Swarm.