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Michael Carter-Williams | Guard | #7

Team: Chicago Bulls
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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An MRI and CT scan on Michael Carter-Williams (wrist, knee) confirmed a significant wrist sprain with a bone chip and he will be out at least another 4-6 weeks.
The Bulls sent him back to Chicago because of some concern, and it turns out they were right. Carter-Williams is going to be re-evaluated in two weeks and he'll be targeting a return in January. While he's out, Jerian Grant will take on most of the backup minutes while Isaiah Canaan also benefits. Nov 25 - 5:52 PM

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Michael Carter-Williams (left wrist) was sent back to Chicago on Wednesday to have an MRI and a CT scan.

The Bulls will have an update on MCW's status on Friday. Carter-Williams was targeting a return at the end of this month, but he could have that target date pushed back with discouraging news on the MRI. Jerian Grant will continue to back up Rajon Rondo while Isaiah Canaan has seen a few extra minutes at both guard spots.
Nov 24 - 4:04 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (left wrist, left knee) said that he's hopeful he can get back on the court sometime next week.

"I’ve done lateral movements," Carter-Williams said. "I’ve done pretty much everything. Just trying to maintain the recovery and keeping the swelling down. I’m going to wait pretty much until I’m pain-free to play. But I would say I’m closer to the four [week period]. I feel good. My wrist is still a little bit swollen, but it feels pretty good. It’s almost back to normal." Assuming he doesn't suffer a setback, November 30 home game against the Lakers seems like a realistic return date for MCW. He'll likely cut into Jerian Grant and Denzel Valentine's playing time, but he's not worth owning anywhere.
Nov 23 - 10:29 AM

Fred Hoiberg said that Michael Carter-Williams (left wrist, left knee) has been moving around well at practice, but nothing has changed regarding his 4-6 week timetable.

MCW is hopeful to get back on the court sometime in December, although that really doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops. He's averaging just 15 minutes per game this season as Rajon Rondo's backup, and ranks well outside the top-250. Leave him on the wire.
Nov 15 - 2:56 PM

Updating a previous report, Michael Carter-Williams (sprained left wrist, bone bruise in left knee) will miss the next 4-6 weeks of action.

MCW's initial timetable was set at 3-4 weeks, but upon further evaluation, his timetable was increased to 4-6 weeks. Denzel Valentine and Isaiah Canaan will handle the backup point guard duties in his absence, but none of these guys will be worth owning in most leagues while Rajon Rondo is healthy. For what it's worth, an MRI revealed no ligament damage in MCW's knee.

Michael Carter-Williams will miss three-to-four weeks due to a bone bruise in his left knee.

MCW also sprained his left wrist on Monday night. The knee injury looked serious when it happened, so this is not surprising news. Carter-Williams was averaging 15 minutes a night over the Bulls first three games. It will be interesting to see how coach Fred Hoiberg decides to divvy up MCW's minutes over the next month. Isaiah Canaan will likely see increased opportunities. Hoiberg may also choose to play rookie Denzel Valentine more frequently. If they need extra depth at point guard, the Bulls can choose to activate Jerian Grant.
Nov 1 - 1:56 PM

Michael Carter-Williams has been diagnosed with a left knee sprain.

He will have an MRI on Tuesday, at which point a timetable will likely be established. He could be looking at a multi-week absence, but we won't speculate until we know more about the severity. Isaiah Canaan took MCW's minutes when he left the game and finished with 15 points, but keep in mind that the game was a blowout.
Oct 31 - 10:06 PM

Michael Carter-Williams left Monday's game vs. the Nets with a left knee injury and will not return.

He was clutching his left leg on the baseline and was in obvious pain. The Bulls are running away with this game, so maybe they are holding MCW out to be safe. We'll have an update momentarily.
Oct 31 - 8:15 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored five points with six rebounds, three assists, no turnovers and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes in his Chicago debut on Thursday.

He made his only attempt deep, so maybe he can turn it around as a shooter? Kidding aside, Carter-Williams is in a good spot in the second unit with some shooters around him and the length to guard multiple spots. Still, he is not worth owning in most leagues.
Oct 27 - 11:34 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored four points in 21 minutes against the Hawks on Thursday, adding one rebound, three assists and one block.

He did make just 1-of-5 from the field. Carter-Williams is going to back up Rajon Rondo and should have plenty of shooters around him in the second unit. MCW is still not worth drafting in most leagues.
Oct 21 - 12:01 AM

Michael Carter-Williams went through a full practice on Wednesday and will make his Bulls' debut Thursday vs. the Hawks.

MCW is going to play limited minutes behind Rajon Rondo this season, so there's no reason to draft him in most settings.
Oct 19 - 2:08 PM

Michael Carter-Williams did not practice on Tuesday.

He still needs to go through his physical, but he should be cleared in time for Thursday's preseason game against the Hawks. That being said, the former Rookie of the Year winner is going to struggle to get meaningful minutes this season operating as Rajon Rondo's backup, so he's not a very attractive target in most setting.
Oct 18 - 2:53 PM

The Bulls have officially acquired Michael Carter-Williams in exchange for Tony Snell.

MCW is a questionable fit on a roster that lacks perimeter shooting, but he is arguably an upgrade over Jerian Grant. Rajon Rondo is locked in as the starter, so the move to Chicago doesn't really improve MCW's fantasy outlook. Unless you're in a points league, let someone else take a flier on him.
Oct 17 - 10:55 AM

The trade involving Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Snell is expected to be finalized on Monday.

The deal has been agreed to in principle and the two teams just need to call the league office on Monday. MCW's value around the league has never been lower and the move to Chicago won't necessarily help his fantasy value -- Rajon Rondo is locked in as the starter. As for Snell, he could be looking at solid minutes on the wings in Milwaukee with Khris Middleton (groin) out for most of the season, but most fantasy owners should use a wait-and-see approach.
Oct 16 - 11:16 AM

The Bucks and Bulls are in "deep talks" on a Michael Carter-Williams for Tony Snell trade, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

It sounds like the deal is going to happen and it could be finalized as soon as Monday. The Bulls would be getting a backup point guard behind Rajon Rondo to help get the ball to the shooters in their second unit. A new, up-tempo home for Carter-Williams is a positive, but it's still not enough to draft him in most leagues.
Oct 15 - 11:35 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Jerian Grant
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Denzel Valentine
3Isaiah Canaan
4R.J. Hunter
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Doug McDermott
3Paul Zipser
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nikola Mirotic
3Bobby Portis
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio