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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
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Michael Carter-Williams returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Magic with two points, three boards, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 14 minutes.
Kemba Walker (shoulder) returned from a two-game absence and scored 29 points in 34 minutes, so this is just a reminder to cut MCW loose if he's still sitting at the end of your roster. He's ahead of Malik Monk on the depth chart, but we expect that to change at some point. Dec 4 - 10:14 PM

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Michael Carter-Williams will return to the bench for Monday's matchup with the Magic.

Kemba Walker (shoulder) is back in the starting five following a two-game absence, and he'll be joined by the regulars: Nicolas Batum, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marvin Williams, Dwight Howard. MCW's minutes will likely head back to the teens tonight, and Malik Monk could drop from the rotation entirely.

Michael Carter-Williams made another start on Friday vs. the Heat, scoring 12 points (4-of-7 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with six assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 28 minutes.

The Hornets don't play again this week and they are hopeful to have Kemba Walker (shoulder) back on Monday, so it's tough to get behind a pickup of MCW outside of deeper points leagues. If the Hornets keep sliding in the standings, it probably won't be long before Malik Monk takes his minutes back from MCW.
Dec 1 - 11:12 PM

Michael Carter-Williams started on Wednesday in place of Kemba Walker (shoulder), making 1-of-10 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs to finish with nine point, six rebounds, five assists and five turnovers.

MCW logged 32 minutes tonight, while rookie Malik Monk chipped in nine points and four assists in 16 minutes as a makeshift backup PG. Kemba Walker (shoulder) is "still very sore" and it sounds like he's unlikely suit up Thursday, so Carter-Williams could earn at least one more start. The turnovers and poor percentages have been a career-long issue, so this is a 'buyer beware' situation.
Nov 30 - 12:25 AM

Michael Carter-Williams will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Raptors with Kemba Walker (shoulder) unavailable.

This was the expected move, and while MCW hasn't done much this season, he could be someone to consider throwing out there as a punt play in DFS given that he could be flirting with minutes in the 30s tonight. Malik Monk will act as Carter-Williams' primary backup, and Julyan Stone (hamstring) might be able to get back into the rotation tonight.
Nov 29 - 11:43 AM

Coach Steve Clifford said Michael Carter-Williams would start Wednesday vs. Toronto if Kemba Walker (shoulder) is unable to play.

Walker is considered doubtful for Wednesday, which means Carter-Williams will likely make his first start as a Hornet on Wednesday. If so, he would be an intriguing DFS option due to his affordable price. MCW is averaging 4.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals in just 15.4 minutes per game this season.
Nov 28 - 1:29 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored a season-high 11 points in 18 minutes on Wednesday, making 2-of-4 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs with two 3-pointers and three steals.

Prior to the game, Steve Clifford emphasized the need to be more disruptive defensively -- Charlotte averages the fewest steals in the NBA by a wide margin at 5.7 per game, which is a full steal below the No. 29 Cavaliers. That's one of MCW's strengths, but he's still a very long way from standard-league fantasy value.
Nov 22 - 10:44 PM

Michael Carter-Williams made his season debut on Sunday with one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in eight minutes.

True to form, MCW missed all three of his field goals and both of his free throw attempts. Charlotte really needs another backup ball-handler, but by the time MCW is up to speed, Nicolas Batum (elbow) should be on the verge of returning.
Nov 5 - 11:17 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knees) will be available to play off the bench Friday vs. the Spurs.

Per the Hornets PR staff, Carter-Williams is not expected to play much but will be available to make his season debut if needed. Malik Monk has done a solid job handling backup PG duties, and is averaging 10.0 points and 1.6 assists in 21.9 minutes per game this season. MCW will likely start to see limited minutes off the bench, but his path to significant playing time is blocked by Monk.
Nov 3 - 12:30 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knees) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

He just returned from a stint in the G-League and should be ready to make his Hornets debut any day now. Malik Monk has fared well as the backup PG, so MCW will need to play really well to earn a rotation spot.
Nov 2 - 12:52 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knees) has been recalled from the G-League.

MCW scrimmaged with the Hornets' G-League team to test his knees, and while this is a step in the right direction, head coach Steve Clifford indicated it's unlikely Carter-Williams will be able to return during Charlotte's upcoming four-game road trip. MCW belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Source: NBA
Nov 1 - 10:09 AM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) has been sent down to Charlotte's G-League affiliate for a rehab assignment.

The Hornets want MCW to get in some game-time action in the G-League, which indicates that he's close to getting back to the court. However, even once he's cleared to play, he'll just be playing limited minutes behind Kemba Walker, making him a non-option in most formats.
Source: NBA
Oct 31 - 3:21 PM

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Michael Carter-Williams (knee) isn't close to a return.

"Just conditioning-wise [because he hasn’t played since last season], I think he’s pretty far away," Clifford said. Clifford did say that MCW is progressing, but we'll continue to list him as out indefinitely for now. Malik Monk is coming off a nice game with 17 points in 25 minutes and has likely earned the right to play the backup PG minutes going forward.
Oct 26 - 9:20 AM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) will not play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

The Hornets desperately need help behind Kemba Walker with the team posting a -33.9 net rating in the 36 minutes he's been off the court. Carter-Williams probably won't help that out much, though.
Oct 24 - 3:36 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knees) will remain on the sidelines for Monday's game in Milwaukee.

MCW remains without an official timetable, but considering he's yet to take contact at practice, we're going to have to consider him doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets as well. Malik Monk and Julyan Stone will continue to help backup Kemba Walker in his absence.
Oct 22 - 2:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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
3Johnny O'Bryant
C1Dwight Howard
2Cody Zeller