http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/8/24/9202927/charlotte-hornets-michael-kidd-gilchrist-contract-extensionThe Charlotte Hornets are close to locking up one of their top young players for the next four years. The Hornets are on the verge of signing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a $52 million extension, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Charlotte selected Kidd-Gilchrist with the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and have watched him develop into one of the NBA's premier wing defenders. Kidd-Gilchrist started to make all-around strides in his third pro season last year, averaging career-highs in points (10.9 per game), rebounds (7.6 per game) and minutes (28.9).
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