Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will certainly be a lottery pick in the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft, and almost certainly a top-five pick, but his fate is far from sealed. Unlike fellow Kentucky star Anthony Davis, who is a sure-fire No. 1 overall pick, Kidd-Gilchrist could go anywhere in the top five. He has stiff competition from Thomas Robinson, Bradley Beal and Harrison Barnes at the top of the draft, and his status as a 'tweener might mean he's not a perfect fit for anyone.
Kidd-Gilchrist has the athleticism and varied offensive game to contribute anywhere, but there are legitimate concerns about his 'tweener status. He might be too small to defend most NBA 3's and not quite quick enough to defend top-notch 2's in the NBA. He's also going to need to improve his jump shot if he's going to be a starting guard in the NBA, but his physical tools and production in college suggest that he'll find a way to make the transition to the NBA, even if he's not an obvious cookie-cutter fit for anyone.
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