Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist exercises $13 million player option for next season: report

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While several big-name NBA players appear to be ready to opt out of their current contracts, Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist reportedly exercised his player option for next season. Kidd-Gilchrist exercised his $13 million player option to stick with the Hornets for the 2019-20 season, The Athletic reported Wednesday. He had signed a four-year, $52 million contract in 2016 that included the player option for the upcoming season. He would be set to be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2020. Kidd-Gilchrist is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career. He only started three of the 64 games he played in during 2018-19. His 6.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game totals

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