Should Bobcats Pick Kidd-Gilchrist Second?
If I’m the Charlotte Bobcats, I draft Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Kentucky.
I’m not a proponent of male athletes with hyphenated names. Schools with hyphens tend to be feisty. But find me a hyphenated athlete in Charlotte who has excelled. The best of them was Norberto Davidds-Garrido, a former Carolina Panthers tackle. And he wasn’t good. Tackles never should have hyphenated names.
Yet, I make exceptions, and Kidd-Gilchrist is one. The candidate I suspect most of you prefer, 6-10 Thomas Robinson of Kansas, will be solid. Kidd-Gilchrist could be less. But he also could be much more. I take that chance.