The bold quotes are so contradictory, and normally prospects with that many weaknesses get crushed and dropped out of the top ten. I'm really not seeing what separates him from other hardworking athletes. Tell me, would you draft this prospect #2?
Personally, I think Kidd-Gilchrist has a chance to be the second best player in this draft — I especially like him if he lands on a team with a great young point guard like Cleveland. (I'm less bullish if he lands in Charlotte, as he's not the type of player who carries a team on his own yet.) He has more holes in his game than several of the top picks in the draft. He's just a so-so shooter with a hitchy jumper. He's not a great ball handler yet and doesn't really know how to create his own shot. That doesn't scream no. 2 pick.
So somebody that has a motor and is as hardworking as MKG, but without all those glaring weaknesses, is such a worse prospect that they have him going 5th? People don't think he can't attack all his weaker points with the same zeal as MKG and become a great player?
Not only does he have an NBA body and athletic ability, but he's taller than everyone gave him credit for (so we can quit calling him undersized) and I think he plays as hard as anyone in the draft not named MKG. The Kings desperately need players like that, so, of course, this pick will never happen.