The Dallas Mavericks have announced the acquisition of former number two overall draft pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. The Mavs are subsequently waiving Ryan Broekhoff to make room for Kidd-Gilchrist.
Kidd-Gilchrist (6-6, 230) is an eight-year veteran who holds averages of 8.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 25.1 minutes per game in 433 career games (356 starts) with Charlotte.
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Entering the NBA in 2012 out of the University of Kentucky, Kidd-Gilchrist was taken with the second pick in the draft behind only Kentucky teammate Anthony Davis. During his professional career, all of which to this point has been spent with the Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, Kidd-Gilchrist has been considered a defensive specialist, averaging 8.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while impacting the game through numerous intangible factors.
The Dallas Mavericks are currently seventh in the Western Conference with a record of 32-22, as the Mavs struggle to maintain consistency through various injuries to their roster.