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Michael Carter-Williams | Guard

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190
College: Syracuse
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Michael Carter-Williams started in Tuesday's preseason loss, but played just 15 minutes and finished with six points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal on 2-of-4 shooting.
The Bucks know what they have in MCW, so getting him heavy minutes this early is not Jason Kidd's priority. He should score a lot of points, but his field goal percentage and high turnovers will be a concern again this season. Oct 6 - 11:58 PM

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Michael Carter-Williams (leg) will start Tuesday's preseason game vs. the Bulls.

Carter-Williams was forced to exit Saturday's scrimmage after experiencing some leg soreness, but head coach Jason Kidd said that he was fine and did not have any issues during Tuesday's practice. Rashad Vaughn, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Greg Monroe will join MCW in the starting unit, while Jabari Parker (knee, rest) and Jerryd Bayless (rest) will be withheld from Tuesday's meaningless game.

Michael Carter-Williams credited teammate Greivis Vasquez for helping him on the court.

"We've been talking a lot, telling each other what we see on the floor," Carter-Williams said. "He has a lot of knowledge of the game and he's really been helping me out." With Vasquez, veteran Jerryd Bayless and even youngster Tyler Ennis on the roster, the Bucks have plenty of options for Jason Kidd to utilize if MCW struggles.

Michael Carter-Williams limped off the court during Saturday's scrimmage.

MCW quickly returned to the bench, and head coach Jason Kidd said after the game that he was simply dealing with soreness. It still isn't clear exactly what MCW hurt, but we will pass along further details when we know more. MCW is a solid player in points leagues, but his inefficient style of play will limit his upside in standard leagues.
Oct 3 - 12:57 PM

Michael Carter-Williams will be attending Team USA's minicamp in August.

MCW has almost no shot to make the final roster for the Rio Olympics in 2016, but hopefully he can learn a lot from this experience and bring some of that knowledge back with him to Milwaukee. He posted averages of 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 2.0 steals in 25 games with the Bucks last season, but he should be able to show some improvement next season with head coach Jason Kidd showing him the ropes.
Jul 26 - 4:48 PM

The Bucks are reportedly willing to deal Michael Carter-Williams if they can acquire a top 10 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

MCW averaged 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 2.0 steals in 25 games with the Bucks in 2014-15, but the 23-year-old could provide the Bucks with a trade chip that allows them to move up in the 2015 NBA Draft. We'll keep an eye on this situation, but it sounds like the 23-year-old begin the 2015-16 season with his third team in three NBA seasons.
Jun 23 - 11:04 AM

Michael Carter-Williams said that he chipped a tooth after he took a shot from Mike Dunleavy during Thursday's Game 6 loss to the Bulls.

Mike Dunleavy is likely looking at a suspension for his actions during Game 6, so we'll be watching for any updates on that. As for MCW, he stated during his exit interview that he's looking forward to becoming a bigger piece to the puzzle for Milwaukee next season, but he'll need to make some major improvements to his game to be viewed as a quality asset in standard leagues. He finished his season with the Bucks averaging 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.2 turnovers per game on 42.9 percent shooting from the field. His lack of a 3-point shot, high turnover rate, and poor field goal percentage really hurts his value.
May 1 - 1:30 PM

Michael Carter-Williams made just 1-of-6 from the field against the Bulls on Thursday, scoring six points with four rebounds, one assist, one block and two turnovers.

He attacked the basket again with all but two of his shots coming from within eight feet, but he just couldn't convert. Carter-Williams was hit in the jaw today and missed a few minutes. That obviously wasn't why he struggled today. The story on MCW has been the same since he was drafted: Carter-Williams needs to get a jumper and cut down on his turnovers. He won't be a highly coveted player in standard fantasy leagues.
Apr 30 - 9:49 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) said he's good to go for Game 6 on Thursday.

"It feels a little bit tight, nothing too serious," Carter-Williams said. He had to be re-taped on Monday and looked as good as ever. All 10 of his makes were in the paint, so expect the Bulls to play off him more tomorrow.
Apr 29 - 3:11 PM

Michael Carter-Williams may have turned in his best game as a Buck during Monday's Game 5 94-88 win in Chicago, scoring 22 points on 10-of-15 from the field with eight rebounds, nine assists, one steal and three blocks in 38 minutes.

He even turned in his ankle in this game and had to be re-taped. It's pretty easy to figure out why he was successful today: MCW had all 10 makes come from inside the paint today and he only had four attempts from beyond 14 feet. The Bulls will likely force him to shoot from distance more, but we still have to give Carter-Williams a ton of credit here. The Bucks will look to tie the series in Game 6 on Thursday.
Apr 27 - 11:16 PM

Michael Carter-Williams rolled his ankle in the third quarter on Monday and will return to action.

He hobbled back to the locker room under his own power. Carter-Williams might be at less than 100 percent, but he'll do his best to keep the Bucks in it.
Apr 27 - 9:36 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored 19 points on 9-of-21 from the field against the Bulls on Thursday, adding four rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four turnovers in 43 minutes.

That's a lot of shots and not a lot of points. He vowed to be more aggressive tonight, but more than half of his shots were outside of the restricted area. MCW also had a front row seat for the Derrick Rose Show and he looked extremely slow on the defensive side. Carter-Williams has finished dead last among qualifiers for effective field goal percentage in each of his two seasons. He really shouldn't be shooting the ball 20 times in a game.
Apr 23 - 11:06 PM

Michael Carter-Williams vowed to be more aggressive in Game 2 vs. the Bulls.

MCW shot just 4-of-13, including 1-of-4 from the free-throw line, in the Game 1 loss. "I'm looking to be more aggressive to the basket, getting into the lane and finding the open guy," Carter-Williams said. "We've got to look to move the ball better. That starts with me. Just be unselfish." One thing former Buck Brandon Jennings never lacked is confidence, something Milwaukee could use in abundance right now.
Apr 20 - 9:36 AM

Michael Carter-Williams made 4-of-13 from the field and 1-of-4 from the line for nine points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and three turnovers against the Bulls on Saturday.

He attempted eight mid-range shots during this game, which is not the answer. Carter-Williams and the Bucks were actually shooting the ball well in the first quarter at 59.1 percent, but they finished at 39.3 percent for the entire game. He'll need to be better on both ends if the Bucks want to get this series to even five games.
Apr 18 - 9:34 PM

The Bucks will deploy their usual starting lineup on Wednesday, though Jason Kidd plans to rest his starters for most of the second half.

Milwaukee is cemented in the No. 6 seed and they're simply waiting to see if they'll play the Bulls or Raptors in the first round of the playoffs. This news makes it harder to rely on Michael Carter-Williams, Khris Middleton, Zaza Pachulia and other Bucks' stalwarts, so think twice before committing to them in daily formats.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Greivis Vasquez
3Jorge Gutierrez
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Khris Middleton
2Rashad Vaughn
3O.J. Mayo
4Jerryd Bayless
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Damien Inglis
PF1Jabari Parker
2Miles Plumlee
3Chris Copeland
4Josh Powell
C1Greg Monroe
2John Henson
3Johnny O'Bryant