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Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Ready to go for training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Monday that Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) is in great shape and ready to go for training camp, Steve Reed of The Associated Press reports.

Kidd-Gilchrist was limited to just seven games last season after requiring two surgeries to address a torn labrum, with his latest procedure occurring in February. The fifth-year forward has been known as a defense-first player throughout his career, but he showed some real growth on the other end of the court last season, albeit in a small sample. Over those seven games, Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 12.7 points (on 54.1% shooting) to go with 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29.3 minutes per contest. Clifford said that Kidd-Gilchrist won't face any restrictions in training camp or during the season, so the 23-year-old makes for a relatively risk-free fantasy pick, despite last season being almost entirely ruined by injury. He's set to start at small forward and could be in line for a career-best production.

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Hornets' Cody Zeller: Will compete for starting center job
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Monday that Zeller will compete with Roy Hibbert in training camp for the starting job at center.

Zeller was able to wrest the starting gig away from Al Jefferson last season, finishing with career-best averages of 8.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.9 blocks and 0.8 steals in 24.3 minutes per game over 73 appearances (60 starts). While Jefferson has since departed for the Pacers, the Hornets brought Hibbert in on a one-year deal during the offseason to provide the team with a defensive anchor at the back end. Hibbert has been a starter for most of his eight seasons on the NBA, but appears on the downside of his career after struggling mightily with the Lakers last season, averaging only 5.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the floor. Hibbert should still be a factor in Clifford's rotation, but it's expected that Zeller will come away with the starting role and assume the bulk of the minutes at center.

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2015-16 Team Leaders
PPGKemba Walker , PG20.9
RPGMarvin Williams , PF6.4
APGNicolas Batum , SF5.8
FG%Marvin Williams , PF45.2
FT%Nicolas Batum , SF84.9
3P%Marvin Williams , PF40.2
BLOCKSMarvin Williams , PF77
STEALSKemba Walker , PG126
MPGKemba Walker , PG35.6
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