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Michael Carter-Williams | Guard

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190
College: Syracuse
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Michael Carter-Williams missed all seven shots from the field against the Kings on Wednesday, scoring four points at the line with no rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers.
Yikes. Carter-Williams is such a liability on offense and he's really seen his minutes, usage rate and overall production come down. He's not in jeopardy of losing his starting job yet, but coach Jason Kidd benched MCW in the final five minutes. Nov 25 - 11:03 PM

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Michael Carter-Williams made 6-of-10 from the field for 12 points with three rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one block in 26 minutes against the Pistons on Monday.

It was his best game of the season. Carter-Williams only had one shot from beyond 10 feet tonight, which is a good formula for success. His owners will be hoping for more games like this one.
Nov 24 - 1:10 AM

Michael Carter-Williams scored seven points with three rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in a 123-86 loss to the Pacers on Saturday.

In the last three games, Carter-Williams has eight assists to go with 11 turnovers. He's also made just 2-of-7 from the line, doesn't have any steals and is only averaging 9.3 points per game in that span. He won't be this bad, but MCW is regressing as opponents figure him out in the vanilla Bucks offense.
Nov 21 - 9:23 PM

Michael Carter-Williams made 4-of-11 from the field for nine points with one rebound, five assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

Those are some uninspiring numbers right there from a guy who usually has a very high usage rate. Carter-Williams' numbers are down almost across the board and it's a pretty easy case to make that Greivis Vasquez is a better fit with the rest of the starting five. He's only putting up 11th-round value per game on the year and isn't much of a buy-low player in standard leagues. He's a decent buy-low in points formats at the right price.
Nov 19 - 11:45 PM

Jason Kidd said that Michael Carter-Williams' primary responsibility is to set guys up on offense.

"We have quite a few guys who can put the ball in the basket so for him, it's being able to set the floor and get his guys shots," said Kidd when describing MCW's responsibilities. "Then being able to look for his shot, I don't want to say last, but being able to get guys going." MCW is currently averaging 13.3 points, 4.0 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.5 steals and 3.7 turnovers per game on a career-high 43.8 percent shooting from the field. In 8-cat leagues MCW is putting up mid-round value, but when you include turnovers (9-cat) his value drops to the eighth-round.
Nov 18 - 10:40 AM

Michael Carter-Williams didn't have any assists during a 115-86 loss to the Wizards on Tuesday, adding 12 points, one rebound, two 3-pointers and four turnovers.

No assists? Carter-Williams' assists are down while his turnovers are up this year, but he's shooting the ball better with career-highs 43.8 percent from the field and 76.0 percent from the line. His shot distribution is a little better with more shots near the basket, so he has a decent chance to maintain that shooting percentage. MCW only has eighth-round value per-game and isn't really a buy-low player either.
Nov 17 - 9:57 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored 17 points with five rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in 40 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

The Cavs didn't really defend him well and closed out way too hard on his jumpers. Carter-Williams didn't seem slowed down from the muscle issue in his ankle and should be fine going forward. He's more of a points league guy than in standard leagues.
Nov 15 - 12:31 AM

Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) will start on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers.

After five straight games on the shelf MCW returned to practice on Friday and head coach Jason Kidd confirmed that his ankle is doing better. His return will send Tyler Ennis back to the bench while Jerryd Bayless will lose some playing time as well. MCW was actually dealing with an illness in the morning, but he clearly wants to get out there and his owners will have to deploy him at their own risk.
Nov 14 - 6:52 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) is probable to play on Saturday against the Cavs.

He practiced on Friday after he missed the last five games. Specifically, MCW suffered a strained plantaris muscle in his left ankle. His return would push Jerryd Bayless and Tyler Ennis down in the minutes projections while his teammates would likely have less shots based on how MCW ends so many possessions.
Nov 13 - 2:53 PM

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

He will do some warmup work tonight, so he has a good chance to play this weekend. Carter-Williams has a history of left ankle injuries, so the team wants to be careful here. Tyler Ennis and Greivis Vasquez have some added short-term value.
Nov 11 - 7:45 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (left ankle sprain) did not practice on Monday, and he will not play in Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

MCW sustained the injury on November 2, and he hasn't done much beyond individual drills since that point. For however long he's sidelined, Tyler Ennis is likely to start at point guard, but it will be Jerryd Bayless and Greivis Vasquez soaking up most of the playing time.

Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) will not play vs. the Nets on Saturday.

This is MCW's third straight game on the shelf and his next chance will be on Tuesday vs. the Celtics. Tyler Ennis should draw another start, while Jerryd Bayless and Greivis Vasquez will play more as well.
Nov 7 - 7:19 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) will not play on Friday vs. the Knicks.

He was listed as doubtful, but it's not a shock to see the Bucks hold him out and this will now be his second straight game on the sidelines. The Bucks play again on Saturday vs. the Nets, and while MCW did do some limited work at shootaround Friday, his status is still unclear for that contest. Tyler Ennis will draw the start at point guard, while Jerryd Bayless and Greivis Vasquez should benefit as well.

Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Knicks.

While MCW traveled with the team, it looks like Jerryd Bayless and Greivis Vasquez will see an uptick in minutes on Friday with Bayless being the better play. We'll keep an eye out for updates on Carter-Williams, but he should be benched until we hear he's healthy and ready to play.
Nov 5 - 1:54 PM

Michael Carter-Williams had an MRI on his left ankle and said he has a slight ankle sprain.

While it's good news that the injury is not serious, the fact that he needed an MRI suggests he could miss more time. He did have left-ankle issues last season, so maybe that prompted him to be evaluated further. It should be Jerryd Bayless and Greivis Vasquez getting the point guard minutes going forward. Bayless looks like the better add.
Nov 4 - 11:29 PM