Clifford is really excited about the potential Stephenson brings to the lineup.
"I’ve been around Kobe (Bryant) and (Tracy) McGrady and (Latrell) Sprewell in his prime. Lance isn’t there yet," Clifford said. "Lance was 13 1/2 (ppg.) last year. He’s young and talented. His efficiency shooting the ball, getting his turnovers down (need to improve). For us to talk about him as a legitimate All-Star player who we can play through, that’s the jump he needs to make and he knows that."
"Does it feel that different? Well, it’s going in a lot more," Kidd-Gilchrist said. "I believe in the process. I started in April and it feels great."
In his rookie season Kidd-Gilchrist took 613 shots and converted 45.8 percent of them in 78 games (77 starts). In 2013-14, he shot 47.3 percent from the floor but took only 353 shots in 62 games starts.
"From Day 1, it's been balance," head coach Steve Clifford said. "You'll see a lot of guys shoot fade jumpers. I don't care who it is, nobody makes as many off-balance shots as balanced shots. It's a big deal."
Kidd-Gilchrist sustained the injury in the first half, and was taken to the locker room for X-rays, which came back negative. He started the second half but was held scoreless for the final two periods. He finished the game scoreless with two rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes of game action. He is averaging 5.4 points and 5.2 rebounds over his last five games.
Kidd-Gilchrist, who has never been a strong shooter, made just 3 of his 12 attempts in his return to the floor. He added seven rebounds, two assists and two steals to his eight points in 30 minutes.
Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.1 points per game while appearing in 19 of the team's first 39 games.
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