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Michael Carter-Williams | Guard | #5

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (11) / PHI
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Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench against the Wizards on Thursday.
MCW will again be replaced by O.J. Mayo in the Bucks starting lineup, but is still likely to play his usual complement of minutes. Fantasy owners shouldn't worry too much as Mayo is likely being showcased for a trade, so MCW is still the point guard to own in Milwaukee. Feb 11 - 11:08 AM

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Michael Carter-Williams was benched in favor of O.J. Mayo for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics, but he responded with 16 points, six boards, five assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

Coach Jason Kidd said that MCW will keep all of his minutes despite his new bench role, but unfortunately he picked up five fouls tonight. Regardless, MCW played really well and was an efficient 6-of-8 from the field with just a couple of turnovers, so his owners should feel a little more encouraged. For now, MCW is still the PG to own in Milwaukee. As for Mayo, he failed to score in 18 minutes with eight assists.
Feb 9 - 10:56 PM

Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench behind O.J. Mayo for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

MCW isn't great on a per-minutes basis, and his playing time could head south with the return to the bench, as he'll now be fighting for minutes with Jerryd Bayless. Mayo owns averages of 12.3 points, 3.8 assists, 1.6 three-pointers and 1.9 steals per game as a starter this season, but he's more of a wait-and-see guy as he could be eased back into things after spending 11 games on the sidelines.
Feb 9 - 6:55 PM

The Bucks are reportedly open to trading Michael Carter-Williams.

At 20-31, the Bucks are 6.5 games behind the Pistons for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and are open to restructuring their roster. The former Rookie of the Year has been inconsistent in his Bucks tenure and is in danger of losing minutes to Jerryd Bayless if he stays in Milwaukee. If MCW is traded, Bayless and Tyler Ennis would be in line for a minutes boost.
Feb 4 - 1:48 PM

Michael Carter-Williams was held to just two points on 1-of-4 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Blazers, adding two assists, six boards and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

Jerryd Bayless played 30 minutes and had 16 points and five assists, so MCW's owners should be concerned since the Bucks have now lost four straight games. MCW had one of the best games of his season on Monday with 18 points, 13 assists, five boards, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes, so maybe coach Jason Kidd will be in a forgiving mood.
Feb 3 - 1:08 AM

Michael Carter-Williams handed out a season-high 13 assists in Monday's loss to the Kings, adding 18 points, five boards, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

This might have been his best all-around game of the season. MCW was an impressive 6-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line, and the only complaint is that he turned the ball over three times. MCW is a volatile asset to own because you never know what you're going to get, but he will look to keep his momentum going vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.
Feb 2 - 12:43 AM

Michael Carter-Williams hit just 2-of-8 shots for five points and five assists in 38 minutes of Tuesday's win.

He's still starting over Jerryd Bayles and the minutes were nice, but Bayless got 30 ticks off the bench and finished with 12 points, five rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers. With Jason Kidd back on the bench, things could get dicey for MCW, but as long as he's starting, he's worth hanging onto. He's scored in single digits in three of his last five games, so keep an eye on this position battle going forward.
Jan 26 - 11:54 PM

Michael Carter-Williams made 9-of-12 from the field for 19 points against the Pelicans on Saturday, adding four rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and four turnovers.

He got back to attacking the paint with all but one shots outside of that area tonight. Carter-Williams has been very good in the steals department with at least two in nine of his last 10, but that's about it. He's flirting with top-50 value in that 10-game span with those eye-popping steals. He's slightly a sell-high player.
Jan 23 - 9:22 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored 11 points with 12 rebounds, five assists and two steals in 35 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

He's back to his old ways of struggling again. In his last five, Carter-Williams averaged 9.2 points, 7.0 boards, 4.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.6 treys on 37.8 percent from the field. Carter-Williams will likely be a guy to put up mid-round value and be inconsistent along the way.
Jan 23 - 1:08 AM

Michael Carter-Williams played 25 minutes and hit 3-of-5 shots for just seven points and zero assists on Tuesday.

Jerryd Bayless played in his second game since returning from his ankle injury and, surprise, played 30 minutes. The timeshare looks like it could be back on, but MCW held off Bayless the last time this happened. Bayless had 11 points, three boards and three assists, but owners of MCW should hang on and see how the rest of the week plays out. The Bucks were up big in the fourth quarter, so Bayless may have gotten more run than normal.
Jan 19 - 10:15 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored 15 points with nine rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, three steals and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

He is really filling it up in steals with 3.2 per game over his last five. In that span, Carter-Williams added averages of 9.8 points, 7.0 boards, 6.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.4 treys on 31.5 percent from the field. He's been a lot better and could flirt with top-60 value going forward.
Jan 16 - 12:47 AM

Michael Carter-Williams struggled during the Bucks' loss on Sunday, scoring four points on 1-of-8 shooting with five boards, six assists, two steals and three turnovers in 22 minutes.

With Milwaukee's backcourt depleted by injuries over the past month, MCW has taken his game to the next level. He's flirted with top-20 value in roto and points leagues during that span, averaging 15.5 points (51.1 FGs, 60.4 FTs), 6.3 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 2.2 steals and 0.8 blocks, while limiting himself to 2.4 turnovers in 34.1 minutes. He was benched early tonight after taking some ill-advised shots, but should rally against the Bulls on Tuesday.
Jan 10 - 10:16 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored 15 points during a 96-95 win against the Mavs on Friday with 12 rebounds, eight assists, five steals, one block and three turnovers.

What a strange way to win a basketball game. The Bucks starting five attempted just two shots from deep and they missed them both, too. As for Carter-Williams, he;s putting up numbers in his last six with 14.3 points, 7.0 boards, 8.2 assists, 2.5 steals, 1.3 blocks and 0.5 treys on 50.0 percent from the field. That's good for second-round value, which is obviously not sustainable.
Jan 9 - 1:11 AM

Michael Carter-Williams racked up 20 points, three boards, 12 assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 9-of-14 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

While it looked like he might have lost his job for a minute, Jerryd Bayless is out, possibly indefinitely, with an ankle injury and MCW has played very well in four of his last five games. And if Bayless is going to miss more time, and even if he isn't, it looks like MCW is good to go.
Jan 5 - 11:05 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting with six assists, four boards, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in Monday's loss to the Spurs.

For the first time all season, MCW didn't turn the ball over once. Jerryd Bayless went down with another ankle injury (the same ankle that forced him to miss 11 games), so MCW is poised to play heavy minutes moving forward. He won't be this good on a nightly basis, but he is worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 4 - 11:06 PM

Depth Charts

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