Reports: Kidd-Gilchrist signs four-year extension

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Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has inked a four-year, 52 million dollar extension with the franchise, according to reports. 

Kidd-Gilchrist enjoyed much a lot of success last season and averaged career-highs in points scored and rebounds per game even though he was limited to just 55 appearances due to a stress reaction in his right foot and an ankle injury. 

Kidd-Gilchrist's decision to stay with the Hornets is a major boost for the franchise as they bid to make the playoffs. In order to increase the likelihood of that, the Hornets have been very busy during the summer as they have signed and acquired numerous players, including Jeremy Lin, Nicolas Batum and Mo Williams. In addition, Gerald Henderson and Al Jefferson both opted to stay with the franchise instead of signing a deal with another team. 

The 21-year-old, who averaged 10.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, was regarded as the Hornets' most valuable player last season as the team only won six out of the 27 games he didn't play in.