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Hornets waive forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Charlotte already has bought out contract of forward Marvin Williams

The Charlotte Hornets are parting ways with another longtime forward. Having completed a buyout with Marvin Williams, the Hornets have waived Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

The move comes after ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Hornets were finalizing a buyout with the seven-year veteran.

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.


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