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Michael Carter-Williams | Guard | #10

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (11) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Michael Carter-Williams underwent season-ending shoulder surgery on Tuesday.
MCW should be ready for next year, but he's a non-factor in fantasy hoops. Malik Monk should see some increased opportunity while Carter-Williams is out, but it'll be tough for him to make much noise while Kemba Walker is healthy. Mar 13 - 2:43 PM
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Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder surgery) has suffered a posterior labral tear in his left shoulder and will miss the remainder of the season.

According to the Hornets, the injury was confirmed after Carter-Williams underwent an MRI and was examined by Hornets team orthopedist Dr. Marc Cook of Novant Health. The injury occurred with 4:05 left in the second quarter of Charlotte’s game at Toronto on March 4. Malik Monk has not played well at all, but he'll be getting an opportunity for the rest of the season.
Mar 9 - 3:06 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (left shoulder) might require season-ending surgery.

MCW sprained his shoulder in the first half of Sunday's loss to the Sixers. He played the second half with a brace. However, he has already been ruled out Tuesday's game vs. Philly. Coach Steve Clifford said that the Hornets would determine a timetable for his return after a decision is made on whether or not to have surgery or address the injury through rehab. Coach Cliff said that Malik Monk would see additional minutes on Tuesday. MCW belongs on waivers.
Mar 6 - 12:00 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (left shoulder sprain) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the 76ers.

MCW hurt his shoulder during Sunday's game, and while he was able to play through it, it sounds like it swelled up on him overnight. With Carter-Williams set to watch Tuesday's game from the sidelines, there will be more minutes available for guys like Julyan Stone and Malik Monk.
Mar 5 - 3:59 PM

Michael Carter-Williams sprained his left shoulder early on Sunday, but he returned to finish with four points (1-of-5 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), four rebounds, two steals and one assist in 19 minutes.

Carter-Williams dealt had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder in 2014, so at least this issue involves his left shoulder -- which he also strained in late January. His return tonight is a great sign, but it wouldn't be surprising if he's on the injury report prior to Monday's game vs. the Pacers. Anyone relying on him in deep leagues should check back after Charlotte's shootaround.
Mar 4 - 9:01 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (sprained left shoulder) is questionable to return on Sunday.

We'll pass along updates but if he can't return in the second half, coach Steve Clifford could use Jeremy Lamb as a ball-handler more often with the second unit.
Mar 4 - 7:17 PM

Michael Carter-Williams ended up with just two points across 14 minutes in Friday's 110-99 loss at Philadelphia.

MCW was an ugly 0-of-6 from the field, hitting 2-of-4 from the free-throw line for his only points of the evening. Carter-Williams continues to yo-yo lately, as he followed up a decent game with an absolute stinker, a trend we've seen over the past week to 10 days. He remains useful only in the very deepest of fantasy formats at this time.
Mar 2 - 9:51 PM

Michael Carter-Williams played well during Sunday's blowout win over the Pistons, registering 10 points, one triple, three boards, six dimes, three steals, one block and three turnovers in 19 minutes.

While MCW did play better than usual, Detroit didn't play with much enthusiasm on defense, and he did most of his damage during garbage time. As long as Kemba Walker is healthy and the Hornets are in the playoff hunt, Carter-Williams will be unlikely to get the minutes he needs to make a difference in most leagues.
Feb 25 - 4:33 PM

Michael Carter-Williams ended up with nine points in 18 minutes off the bench Friday at Washington.

MCW hit 3-of-7 from the field while adding four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot. He also picked up five personal fouls in his limited time on the floor. As long as Kemba Walker remains healthy then Carter-Williams has a rather limited fantasy ceiling.
Feb 23 - 10:39 PM

Michael Carter-Williams returned from his shoulder injury and played 18 minutes, hitting 1-of-4 shots for four points, three rebounds and one assist in a 105-96 loss to the Pacers.

MCW has no fantasy value this season, mostly because he just isn't very good regardless of how much he plays. But the Hornets are a deeper team when MCW's available.
Jan 29 - 9:28 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) will be available to play Monday vs. the Pacers.

MCW sat out Saturday's game against Miami, but he'll have a chance to get back out there tonight. With Carter-Williams active, there won't be as much opportunity for Malik Monk.
Jan 29 - 5:36 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (left shoulder strain) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

He sat out Saturday's game vs. the Heat, but this isn't an official update since it's coming from the game notes. Malik Monk took over as the backup PG, but only played seven minutes with Kemba Walker playing 41.
Jan 28 - 1:44 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (left shoulder strain) is out for Saturday night at Miami.

He's picked up most of the backup minutes, but he hasn't played well at all. With him out, we should see Julyan Stone or Malik Monk as the backup point guards. Neither are reliable fantasy plays today.
Jan 27 - 5:52 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (left shoulder strain) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. Miami.

Although he hasn't been all that productive, Carter-Williams has been surprisingly durable this season. He hasn't been sidelined since November, having played in 33 straight games for the Hornets. If MCW is unable to suit up on Saturday, Julyan Stone and Malik Monk would likely see an uptick in minutes.
Jan 27 - 11:17 AM

Michael Carter-Williams was ejected late in Wednesday's game, finishing with three points, five assists, three rebounds and one block in 15 minutes.

MCW was upset with Jason Smith and appeared to intentionally trip him, then charged at Smith while he was down (see link below for video of the incident). He could face a suspension and deep-league owners should confirm his status prior to Saturday's game vs. the Heat. If he does miss any time, Jeremy Lamb, Julyan Stone and Malik Monk would pick up the slack.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 17 - 10:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Julyan Stone
4Marcus Paige
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Malik Monk
3Treveon Graham
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
3Dwayne Bacon
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
C1Dwight Howard
2Willy Hernangomez
3Cody Zeller
4Mangok Mathiang