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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 (knees) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. Atlanta.
MCW, who had stem-cell therapy on both of his knees in early-September, is still dealing with soreness in both knees. He is currently without a timetable for a return. No need for him to be rostered in standard fantasy formats. Malik Monk and Julyan Stone will continue to back up starting point guard Kemba Walker. Oct 20 - 9:53 AM

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Michael Carter-Williams (knees) was held out of Monday's scrimmage.

This is another step back for MCW after he went through a full-court scrimmage on Sunday. He has already been ruled out for the opener and doesn't have a timetable to return. After a strong preseason, Malik Monk may get a chance to play some point guard in relief of Kemba Walker in addition to his minutes at SG.
Oct 16 - 1:31 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knees) went through a full-court scrimmage on Sunday.

MCW resumed contact work last week and Sunday was the first time he'd played a 5-on-5 scrimmage since last year's playoffs. It's going to take him time to regain his conditioning, in other words, and Steve Clifford has already said there's "no way" Carter-Williams will be ready for Wednesday's opener. His return date remains unclear, but he's creeping closer to being day-to-day.
Oct 15 - 7:23 PM

Hornets' head coach Steve Clifford said that there's "no way" Michael Carter-Williams (knees) will be ready for Charlottes' regular-season opener on October 18.

He's still not been cleared for contact after receiving stem-cell therapy on both of his knees this offseason, and it's not really clear at this point when we can expect him to get back to the court. With MCW on the sidelines, Malik Monk and Julyan Stone figure to split the backup point guard minutes, and Monk may be someone to consider as a late-round flier in deep leagues.
Oct 11 - 11:39 AM

Michael Carter-Williams (knees) has not yet been fully cleared for full-court scrimmaging.

MCW, who had stem-cell therapy on both of his knees in early-September, is still dealing with soreness in both knees. At this point, he is in trouble of missing the start of the regular season. Malik Monk and Julyan Stone would see an uptick in minutes if Carter-Williams remains sidelined.
Oct 10 - 11:42 AM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) has still not been cleared for full-court scrimmaging.

MCW has been cleared for full-contact, half-court work, so he's making steady progress and has a good shot of being ready for opening night. While he may see some more opportunity with Nicolas Batum (elbow) set to begin the year on the sidelines, he's still unlikely to be on the floor enough to have a meaningful impact in fantasy hoops.
Oct 8 - 4:52 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) played in a half-court scrimmage on Friday.

"I felt great. It’s great to compete out there; it’s what I missed the most," Carter-Williams said. "My timing is a little bit off. I need to get back to playing at the pace of this team. My knees have been fine." Barring any setbacks, it sounds like MCW is on track for the season opener. To be clear, he won't have much fantasy value as Kemba Walker's backup, but it's possible he gets a slight bump with Nicolas Batum (elbow) out.
Oct 8 - 10:00 AM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) was cleared for contact on Friday.

It's the first time he was able to take on contact this preseason. With Nicolas Batum (elbow) out, MCW could be in the mix to get some backup SG minutes to go with his possible role as the backup to Kemba Walker. Still, Carter-Williams has not played well enough to draft in most leagues.
Oct 6 - 5:19 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knees) expects to be cleared for contact in early October.

"I’ll start going live next week," he said on Sunday. "I’m feeling good." To be clear, MCW has already been ruled out for Charlotte's first two preseason games. He's confident that he's learning enough to make a smooth transition with his new team, however, and that he can "relieve some pressure off Kemba [Walker]" this season.
Oct 2 - 1:32 AM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) has not been cleared for contact yet.

MCW will be limited to non-contact drills when training camp opens on Tuesday and his status for the opener is up in the air. Third-string PG Julyan Stone is battling a groin injury, so this will give the Hornets a chance to give Malik Monk a look at PG.
Sep 25 - 1:23 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) has already resumed practicing according to Spencer Percy of Queen City Hoops.

According to the report, MCW had stem-cell therapy on both knees in early-September. It's obviously a great sign that he's back on the court, but Percy adds that the PG's status for opening night is up in the air. MCW will likely be second on the depth chart once healthy, but his potential absence would open the door for Malik Monk and Julyan Stone to get some extra run.
Sep 17 - 9:45 AM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) had Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments on the patella tendons in both knees.

He's had a lot of trouble with his left knee, but getting this treatment on both knees could keep him out for some of camp. Coach Steve Clifford won't commit to a timetable, and it's possible he isn't ready for the start of the season. If not, Malik Monk could get a chance for minutes at the one.
Sep 8 - 4:42 PM

Coach Steve Clifford said that Michael Carter-Williams had a knee procedure in August and may not be ready for the season-opener.

The Hornets open training camp later this month, and we will likely receive a medical update at that point. MCW is coming off a disappointing and injury-plagued season with the Bulls, so this is not an ideal way for him to start the 2017-18 campaign. If Carter-Williams is sidelined, rookie Malik Monk could see increased playing time. Recently signed Julyan Stone could also see more minutes than expected.
Sep 8 - 1:52 PM

Michael Carter-Williams said he's ready for a fresh start in Charlotte after a rough season with the Bulls.

MCW missed training camp with the Bulls (knee bruise) and said he never got a grip of the playbook, and he added that "everything in the organization was going in a different direction." He described the Hornets as a "bright light" and believes that he can "be a big help." Signed to a one-year, $2.7 million deal, MCW will try to win the backup PG job behind Kemba Walker, but he has his work cut out for him because Malik Monk is also hoping to log some minutes at the one. Fantasy owners will want to avoid MCW for now.
Jul 9 - 9:42 AM

Michael Carter-Williams has agreed to a one-year, $2.7 million deal with the Hornets, according to Jeff Goodman of

The Hornets continue to make some weird moves with their backcourt. This news comes a few hours after Malik Monk said he's expecting to play some point guard, so MCW in the mix could affect that, as well. Carter-Williams has some length to guard twos, but his lack of shooting figures to limit him as a producer on offense.
Jul 1 - 6:19 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Julyan Stone
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Malik Monk
3Treveon Graham
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
3Dwayne Bacon
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Johnny O'Bryant
C1Dwight Howard
2Cody Zeller