Jeremy Lamb

Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out 6 months after surgery

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to miss six months after having right shoulder surgery Tuesday night. The team's top defensive player tore his labrum and dislocated his shoulder in a preseason game Saturday night against Orlando. Kidd-Gilchrist elected to have surgery after consulting with team orthopedist Marcus Cook earlier in the day. Had he not opted for surgery, the chances of reinjuring the shoulder were much higher. Hornets coach Steve Clifford plans to spend the rest of the preseason looking at different combinations to fill the void left by Kidd-Gilchrist. Clifford said the injury is a "hit" to the Hornets, but said the injury will...