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Charlotte Hornets

Hornets part with veterans Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marvin Williams

 

Veteran forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was waived by the Charlotte Hornets Saturday, and is reportedly likely to sign with the Dallas Mavericks.

The Hornets also completed a buyout for veteran Marvin Williams, who will reportedly sign with the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks once he clears waivers.

Kidd-Gilchrist was a No. 2 overall pick by the Hornets (then-Bobcats) in 2012, and is fifth all-time on the franchise’s games-played list at 433. However, his role slipped over the past two seasons, playing for coach James Borrego, to the extent he appeared in just 12 games this season.

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That made Kidd-Gilchrist, in the final season of his contract, a logical buyout candidate once the NBA’s trade deadline expired Thursday. ESPN reported Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to sign with the Mavericks once he clears waivers. The Observer and the Dallas Morning News reported last week that Kidd-Gilchrist was among the Mavericks’ possible trade targets, since they are in need of a midsize defender such as Kidd-Gilchrist.

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