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Michael Carter-Williams | Guard

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 185
College: Syracuse
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Michael Carter-Williams returned from an illness on Wednesday and just missed a triple-double with 14 points, nine rebounds, 10 assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer on 5-of-10 shooting.
Looky there, MCW shoots it 10 times and has an efficient night and the Sixers win. Funny how that works. On a serious note, he's been a fantasy beast on most nights he's played this season, and it was good to see him back in action. Jan 28 - 11:18 PM

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Michael Carter-Williams (illness) will start Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons

He does feel better [but] he's not 100 percent," said coach Brett Brown. MCW's return sends Larry Drew II back to the bench and he's safe to activate in all lineups even though he's still under the weather, as he's taken on a massive workload with Tony Wroten out of the picture.
Jan 28 - 5:20 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (illness) will not play on Monday against the Pelicans, and Larry Drew II will make his first NBA start.

Drew has been the backup point guard since Tony Wroten (knee) went down, but he hasn't eclipsed 24 minutes in any contest. He's got a great chance to do that on Monday without MCW available and nobody else behind him. His career-high for assists in a game is nine, the same number as his career-high in points. We're not expecting a miracle, but he's got a sizable opportunity in front of him.
Jan 26 - 12:29 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored just 10 points on 3-of-12 from the field against the Grizzlies on Saturday with three rebounds, six assists, five turnovers and two 3-pointers.

He just can't shoot. Carter-Williams is making a respectable 58.3 percent of his shots from inside of three feet, but he's useless everywhere else. In fact, MCW is making just 26.9 percent of his shots from beyond three feet this season. The trade rumors aren't going to be going away on MCW and he's probably not going to be a top-100 player in standard leagues. Just for fun, Kyle Korver's effective field goal percentage (70.7) is 30.1 greater than MCW's (40.6). MCW's usage rate (27.9) is almost double Korver's (14.4). That's a problem.
Jan 24 - 11:26 PM

Michael Carter-Williams made 10-of-26 from the field for 27 points with six rebounds, seven assists, five steals and three turnovers against the Knicks on Wednesday.

He provided a major chunk of the offense with his 37.4 usage rate tonight, which isn't a surprise with the 76ers missing so many guys due to injury. Carter-Williams still can't consistently hit his jumpers, but he was able to get into the paint tonight. He'll have a high upside for points, boards, steals and assists, but his efficiency will cap his fantasy value in standard leagues.
Jan 21 - 10:38 PM

Michael Carter-Williams was awful against the Wizards on Monday, making 2-of-13 from the field for seven points with one rebound, five assists, two steals and four turnovers.

He's had a lot of bad games this season, but this is one of his worst. The Wizards wouldn't let him get in the paint and it resulted in some pathetic shooting. Shockingly, Carter-Williams made just 15.3 percent of his jump shots this season, which is unfathomably low for a point guard. It's not a surprise there are trade rumors popping up.
Jan 19 - 5:29 PM

Michael Carter-Williams cooled off on the stat sheet against the Pistons on Saturday with 15 points, one rebound, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer during a 107-89 loss.

He had big-time averages coming in over his last three with 23.7 points, 7.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 triples on 50.9 percent from the field. Even in this terrific stretch, it was still only good for No. 94 value in standard leagues. He’s a stud in points leagues, though.
Jan 17 - 10:20 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored a game-high 22 points during a 96-81 drubbing of the Pelicans on Friday, adding six rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one 3-pointer and three turnovers.

Don't look now, but the 76ers have gone 4-3 in their last seven games. Meanwhile the Knicks haven't won four games from Nov. 3 until now at 3-35. As for Carter-Williams, his usage rate is going be at Russell Westbrook levels, so he'll be a popular target in daily leagues. On the other hand, he's not a great standard leagues guy.
Jan 16 - 10:55 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored a season-high 29 points against the Raptors on Wednesday with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer on 12-of-25 from the field and 4-of-8 from the line in 41 minutes.

That's good for a 35.7 usage rate, which is even more impressive considering his minutes. Kyle Lowry has been susceptible to big lines these days, so this huge game from Carter-Williams should come with a grain of salt. That said, he's going to put up major points, boards and assists while Tony Wroten (knee) is out. MCW is going to feast in daily/points leagues, and could be a mid-round guy in standards.
Jan 14 - 10:36 PM

Chad Ford of ESPN.com has "heard a lot of rumblings from GMs that [Michael] Carter-Williams is available."

"There are some in ownership and in the front office, though not all, that don't see him as a long-term piece of the puzzle," Ford said. "I think the challenge right now is that the Sixers will want a lot in return and MCW's play, to date this season, hasn't warranted multiple first round picks for him." To put it succinctly, he's on the 76ers. This isn't really a surprise and Carter-Williams seems unlikely to be dealt at this point. He's one of the most inefficient players in the NBA and is really doing more harm than good in standard leagues with his No. 268 per-game ranking on the season. Fantasy owners can basically ignore this update for now.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 14 - 4:58 PM

Michael Carter-Williams hit a game-winning layup with nine second left in a 93-92 win on Saturday against the Pacers, making 6-of-17 from the field for 15 points, five boards, nine assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

His awful game from Friday actually knocked him out of the top 300 for fantasy value per game, so he'll need a monumental effort to justify his fantasy ADP this season. Carter-Williams is obviously much better in points leagues.
Jan 10 - 11:10 PM

Michael Carter-Williams had a game-winning assist to Nerlens Noel to beat the Nets 90-88 on Friday, making 2-of-9 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line for eight points with seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer and four turnovers.

The shooting is just awful and it's been also been a disaster over his previous 10, making just 34.2 percent from the field while taking a ton of shots. Carter-Williams is not going to be a top-50 guy because of his high-volume inefficiency.
Jan 10 - 1:06 AM

Michael Carter-Williams hit just 1-of-13 shots for five points, five rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Bucks.

MCW, Robert Covington and Henry Sims combined to hit just 3-of-32 shots tonight, and when you add in Tony Wroten's 4-of-19 night, that number goes up to 7-of-51. The tank is on and most of the Sixers couldn't hit the broad side of a barn painted red tonight.
Jan 7 - 11:49 PM

Michael Carter-Williams looked 100 percent during a 95-92 win against the Cavs on Monday with 18 points, six rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

It took 15 tries, but the 76ers finally earned a win at home. They earned their first home win last season against LeBron James' Miami Heat, but it was a little easier against his Cavs tonight because LeBron didn't play. As for Carter-Williams, he is going to be fantastic in points leagues and more of a mid-round guy in standard leagues. Plus, the 76ers will rest him at the first sign of trouble.
Jan 5 - 10:13 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) will play against the Cavs on Monday.

Obviously Tony Wroten becomes a much less appealing play after a nice showing on Saturday. Carter-Williams will likely miss more games at some point, so his owners will want to keep their eyes peeled. He looks safe to start in fantasy leagues.
Jan 5 - 5:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Tony Wroten
3Larry Drew II
SG1Robert Covington
2K.J. McDaniels
3Hollis Thompson
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2JaKarr Sampson
3Andrei Kirilenko
4Jason Richardson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Jerami Grant
3Malcolm Thomas
4Furkan Aldemir
C1Henry Sims
2Joel Embiid