Knicks signing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in NBA free agency

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Knicks signing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in NBA free agency

Kentucky North strikes again.

Yet another former John Calipari player is coming to town, as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is signing a one-year deal with the Knicks, ESPN reported Saturday.

The terms of the deal were not immediately known.

Kidd-Gilchrist, 27, joins a trio of Kentucky basketball alumni who recently joined the franchise, including the recently drafted point guard Immanuel Quickley, center Nerlens Noel and assistant coach Kenny Payne.

Kevin Knox and Julius Randle also played at Kentucky.

The defensively-inclined 6-foot-6 wing Kidd-Gilchrist was drafted second overall by the Hornets in 2012, but never lived up to his potential due to injury problems and offensive shortcomings. This past season, he averaged just 2.4 points and 2.7 rebounds in 25 games for the Hornets and Mavericks.

Kidd-Gilchrist is a local, having attended The Patrick School along with current Nets star Kyrie Irving.