ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Bobcats assistant coach Mark Price says fixing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's jump shot is akin to performing major reconstructive surgery: It's going to take some time.
Price says, "There are a lot of different areas that need some work."
Price was one of the NBA's best shooters during his 13-year career, which is why Bobcats owner Michael Jordan hired him in to correct Kidd-Gilchrist's flawed mechanics. The former Kentucky star's shortcomings include not squaring his shoulders to the basket, turning his elbow in when he shoots and releasing the ball on his descent rather than his ascent.
It's still early in the tutelage process, but Kidd-Gilchrist has proven to be an eager understudy, saying "I want to get better at this game. I want to be an All-Star at some point."