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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Bucks coach Jason Kidd said that he wants to see some defensive improvement from Michael Carter-Williams this summer.

"Defense is where we hang our hat and it starts with Michael," Kidd said. The good news for MCW is that the Bucks didn't add a point guard in the draft, and while it's possible that he could still start next season, his value will take a hit with Giannis Antetokounmpo expected to run the offense.
Jun 24 - 10:27 AM

Bucks general manager John Hammond wants Michael Carter-Williams to work on his shot this summer.

"Next season; it needs to start happening next season," Hammond said of MCW establishing a consistent shot. "I think a lot of it is having this off-season to work on it." Hammond added that MCW is a "really good fit for this team" on the defensive end, and the PG still believes that he will have a significant role next season even though Giannis Antetokounmpo will be running the offense. "I think he is definitely going to control the ball a lot more, but he's not going to guard a point guard," MCW said. "I'll be guarding the point guard."
Apr 17 - 10:30 AM

Jason Kidd said that Michael Carter-Williams (hip surgery) can still be the Bucks' point guard next season.

Kidd recently said that Giannis Antetokounmpo will be Milwaukee's point guard moving forward, but he clarified that statement on Wednesday, saying that while Antetokounmpo will be running the offense, he won't actually be the starting point guard. Carter-Williams is by no means guaranteed to remain in Milwaukee, but if he is wearing a Bucks uniform next season, his value will take a hit, as the ball won't be in his hands nearly as often.
Mar 30 - 7:08 PM

Michael Carter-Williams will undergo hip surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

The expected recovery time is three months. MCW has a torn labrum in his left hip, so that is actually a significantly bigger issue than his knee injury. With Carter-Williams done for the year, Giannis Antetokounmpo is locked into his role as Milwaukee's point forward and should continue to be a fantasy superstar, while Jerryd Bayless and O.J. Mayo will continue to hold steady in their current roles. From a fantasy perspective, MCW's absence is also great news for Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton, as well.

Michael Carter-Williams (knee, hip) is still unable to practice.

With the offense is flowing like a river through Giannis Antetokounmpo and MCW is dealing with two different injuries, the Bucks are not expected to rush him back on the floor. When Carter-Williams is cleared to play, his role will be up in the air given Antetokounmpo has thrived as the primary playmaker.
Mar 7 - 9:56 AM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee, hip) is listed as out for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder.

He is also dealing with a sore hip in addition to his patella tendinitis, so the Bucks will continue to exercise caution. Jerry Bayless and O.J. Mayo will both benefit in his absence, but Giannis Antetokounmpo will run the offense as the team's point forward and will continue to be a triple-double threat.
Mar 5 - 6:17 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) will not play against the Wolves on Friday.

It'll be O.J. Mayo in the starting lineup again. Perhaps the bigger takeaway is how much better Giannis Antetokounmpo has been at running the offense. Jerryd Bayless has also played well off the bench and does have some short-term value.
Mar 4 - 6:29 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Wolves.

He has already missed two games in a row with patella tendinitis and hasn't been doing anything in practice, so his owners should plan accordingly. Jerryd Bayless played well in his last two games with averages of 14.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.0 boards and 2.5 3-pointers, so give him a look if you need help at guard.
Mar 4 - 12:15 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) will not play against the Pacers on Wednesday.

It'll be his second game out with patella tendinitis. Carter-Williams is not doing anything in practice, so he could miss more action. O.J. Mayo is getting another start, but Jerryd Bayless was the impressive one on Monday. It's not a bad idea to give Bayless a look against the Pacers as a plug-and-play or a DFS option. MCW is day-to-day.
Mar 2 - 6:23 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) did not practice on Tuesday and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

Carter-Williams will be re-evaluated following Wednesday morning's shootaround, so owners can expect another update on his status then. If he's out, Jerryd Bayless will likely see his playing time in the 30-minute range, and he'd be someone to consider as a low-budget DFS option with a favorable matchup against Indiana. Stay tuned.
Mar 1 - 3:17 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knee) is a late scratch for Monday's game vs. the Rockets.

The Bucks are saying that he has patella tendinitis, but he should be considered day-to-day. Jerryd Bayless (knee) will be returning to action tonight, so this is terrible timing for MCW. Expect O.J. Mayo to pick up a few extra minutes tonight.
Feb 29 - 7:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Matthew Dellavedova
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Jason Terry
SG1Khris Middleton
2Rashad Vaughn
3Malcolm Brogdon
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Steve Novak
PF1Jabari Parker
2Mirza Teletovic
3Michael Beasley
4Thon Maker
C1Greg Monroe
2John Henson
3Miles Plumlee