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Michael Carter-Williams | Guard | #7

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 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

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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

Michael Carter-Williams received a phone call from the Rockets at the start of free agency.

ESPN's Marc Spears is reporting that MCW is also drawing interest from the Knicks, Thunder, Mavericks, Pelicans and Hornets. Carter-Williams is coming off a disappointing season in which he averaged career-lows in points (6.6), assists (2.5), FG percentage (.366) and assist rate (.200). However, the former Rookie of the Year is still just 25 years old and possesses a rare combination of size and skill.
Jul 1 - 11:55 AM

The Thunder could be in contact with Michael Carter-Williams this weekend, according to Royce Young of

While the Thunder do need a backup PG, this probably isn't the best fit. Carter-Williams may get some interest from teams, but the days of him being a starter on opening night are likely over.
Jun 30 - 7:09 PM

The Bulls will not submit a qualifying offer to Michael Carter-Williams, enabling him to become unrestricted free agent in July.

The Bulls traded Tony Snell to Milwaukee in exchange for Carter-Williams last summer, but MCW struggled mightily during his lone season in Chicago, averaging career-lows in points (6.6), assists (2.5), FG percentage (.366) and assist rate (.200). The qualifying offer would have been worth approximately $4.2 million. With plenty of point guards on the roster, including the recently acquired Kris Dunn, it was an easy decision for Chicago to pass.
Jun 27 - 12:23 PM

Michael Carter-Williams was invisible during Sunday's home loss, going scoreless with one assist and no other stats in eight minutes of action.

Isaiah Canaan was the only Bulls PG to have any success tonight, and as a result he got the lion's share of the minutes (34). Chicago also went briefly to a Jimmy Butler/Dwyane Wade backcourt, which is something we could see more of in Game 5 on Wednesday. Fred Hoiberg played 11 guys tonight, but despite the backcourt problems Denzel Valentine wasn't one of them.
Apr 23 - 9:39 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored two points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 23 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

The Bulls missed Rajon Rondo (thumb, wrist) in a big way. Surprisingly, they didn't go with too many no-PG combos until late in the game, but that may change considering how much MCW and Jerian Grant held them back. Plus, coach Fred Hoiberg even played Carter-Williams and Grant next to each other on occasion. MCW probably shouldn't play more than 20 minutes.
Apr 21 - 9:27 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored nine points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks in 27 minutes on Saturday.

Rajon Rondo didn't have his best game, so coach Fred Hoiberg went away from the seasoned vet in this game. While he did soak up the majority of the PG minutes, Carter-Williams did not get any SG minutes in this game. He's not worth owning right now.
Mar 19 - 12:08 AM

Michael Carter-Williams will be the backup point guard on Friday against the Wizards.

That should mean Denzel Valentine will get most of the backup wing minutes. Carter-Williams isn't really worth using in fantasy, especially while Rajon Rondo is actually playing well.
Mar 17 - 5:38 PM

Michael Carter-Williams played 13 minutes with seven points, two rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

If Dwyane Wade (elbow) is going to miss time, MCW is likely going to be getting more minutes. On the other hand, Rajon Rondo finally getting it together means Carter-Williams won't play minutes at the point. Plus, he'll likely have to split minutes with Denzel Valentine. He's not really an add here.
Mar 15 - 11:16 PM

Michael Carter-Williams was the first guard off the bench on Friday with four points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 19 minutes.

He was the first guard off the bench on a very head-scratching night for the Bulls. If you're thinking about trying to figure out this point guard rotation in Chicago, don't do it. Go buy a Rubik's Cube instead or something. Carter-Williams is not worth owning right now.
Mar 10 - 10:34 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) picked up a DNP-CD on Saturday vs. the Clippers.

He was "available" to play on Saturday, but he's simply not in the rotation right now as the Bulls are using three other point guards. We're taking him off the injury report and you should drop him if you haven't already.
Mar 4 - 11:31 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) is available to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

While he is available, he's not a lock to play. The Bulls have most of their wing depth and MCW is currently the No. 4 point guard on the depth chart. Leave Carter-Williams on the waiver wire.
Mar 4 - 6:52 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) will be a game-time decision on Saturday vs. the Clippers.

Carter-Williams, who has missed three straight games, will "see how he feels after warmups," according to coach Fred Hoiberg. However, even if MCW is available to play, he may not see any court time. With Jerian Grant, Rajon Rondo and Cam Payne all fighting for point guard minutes, Carter-Williams may now find himself on the outside of the rotation looking in.
Mar 4 - 12:38 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) will not play against the Warriors on Thursday.

He did go through a full practice on Wednesday, but the Bulls will keep him out. It's not a lock that MCW is even in the rotation because coach Fred Hoiberg wants to keep Rajon Rondo in the mix while also giving minutes to their young guys.
Mar 2 - 6:19 PM