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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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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

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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

Michael Carter-Williams (illness) suited up vs. the Pacers and posted 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes off the bench.

MCW's outlook got a bit brighter once Khris Middleton went down, but he's still a deeply flawed fantasy prospect thanks to poor percentages, a lack of 3-pointers, and high turnovers. He's little more than a flier pick in 12-team leagues.
Oct 12 - 10:23 PM

Michael Carter-Williams missed practice on Monday because of an illness.

Despite some recent trade rumors that have linked him to the Kings, coach Jason Kidd did some damage control by saying the Bucks are "happy" with the young PG. He's still expected to come off the bench behind Matthew Dellavedova and won't have the ball in his hands too much with Giannis Antetokounmpo running the show, so his fantasy outlook is pretty bleak.
Oct 10 - 2:01 PM

Jason Kidd said that the Bucks are "happy" with Michael Carter-Williams.

The Bucks reportedly offered Michael Carter-Williams to the Kings in exchange for Ben McLemore, but the Kings turned them down and Kidd is likely doing some damage control here. Whether or not the report was true, a trade would likely help MCW because he is currently behind Matthew Dellavedova on the depth chart and the Bucks want Giannis Antetokounmpo to run their offense.
Oct 8 - 9:18 AM

According to ESPN, the Bucks offered Michael Carter-Williams to the Kings in exchange for Ben McLemore.

The report adds that the Kings rebuffed that offer, but it's unclear if the talks are ongoing. The Bucks are comfortable with Matthew Dellavedova at the point and have been using rookie Malcolm Brogdon there as well, so MCW may not be in the team's plans moving forward. He's expected to come off the bench if he isn't traded, so he's not a great fantasy target this season.
Source: ESPN
Oct 7 - 10:40 AM

Michael Carter-Williams scored 10 points with 11 rebounds, six assists, one block and four turnovers in 29 minutes against the Bulls on Monday.

He definitely fits better in the second unit. Carter-Williams still hasn't developed a jumper, but he can try to run some pick-and-roll stuff with Greg Monroe as the pet play for the bench. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much out of the former Rookie of the Year.
Oct 3 - 11:06 PM

Michael Carter-WIlliams will come off the bench to start training camp.

This isn't really a surprise with MCW already behind Matthew Dellavedova on the depth chart. The Bucks really need shooting in their first unit, so starting Carter-Williams on the wing makes very little sense. He'll have good per-minute stats in scoring, steals and dimes, but the inefficiency and turnovers hurt his fantasy ceiling.
Sep 26 - 4:30 PM

Michael Carter-Williams said that he's working on hitting the open jump shot as well as his post game.

It seems like MCW really wants to prove himself after previously voicing his desire to improve defensively, but we need to see a different Carter-Williams to believe in a new potential for the player. With the offense expected to flow through Giannis Antetokounmpo and Matthew Dellavedova a possibility to start—weird, we know—there isn't a whole lot to like about rostering Carter-Williams on your fantasy team.
Jul 11 - 9:54 AM

Michael Carter-Williams said he wants to lead the Bucks next season, "starting on the defensive end."

"I want to step in and take charge, be vocal and keep our guys together," he said. "It's time to get back to the mind-set of defense first and worry about offense later." Carter-Williams projects as a backup now that Giannis Antetokounmpo is serving as the full-time starting PG, and the arrival of Matthew Dellavedova does his fantasy value no favors. With no 3-point range and poor free throw shooting, it's hard to like MCW's fantasy prospects in 2016-17.
Jul 11 - 2:05 AM

Bucks GM John Hammond said that the team is going to need Michael Carter-Williams going forward.

Hammond added that he thinks MCW has the potential to be a top-10 point guard in the NBA. The Bucks were rumored to be shopping MCW during the draft, so maybe Hammond is doing a bit of damage control here. MCW could open the season as the starter, but Giannis Antetokounmpo will run the offense as a point forward.
Jun 26 - 12:45 PM

Depth Charts

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