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Michael Carter-Williams | Guard | #10

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (11) / PHI
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Michael Carter-Williams ended up with nine points in 18 minutes off the bench Friday at Washington.
MCW hit 3-of-7 from the field while adding four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot. He also picked up five personal fouls in his limited time on the floor. As long as Kemba Walker remains healthy then Carter-Williams has a rather limited fantasy ceiling. Feb 23 - 10:39 PM

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Michael Carter-Williams returned from his shoulder injury and played 18 minutes, hitting 1-of-4 shots for four points, three rebounds and one assist in a 105-96 loss to the Pacers.

MCW has no fantasy value this season, mostly because he just isn't very good regardless of how much he plays. But the Hornets are a deeper team when MCW's available.
Jan 29 - 9:28 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) will be available to play Monday vs. the Pacers.

MCW sat out Saturday's game against Miami, but he'll have a chance to get back out there tonight. With Carter-Williams active, there won't be as much opportunity for Malik Monk.
Jan 29 - 5:36 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (left shoulder strain) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

He sat out Saturday's game vs. the Heat, but this isn't an official update since it's coming from the game notes. Malik Monk took over as the backup PG, but only played seven minutes with Kemba Walker playing 41.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 28 - 1:44 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (left shoulder strain) is out for Saturday night at Miami.

He's picked up most of the backup minutes, but he hasn't played well at all. With him out, we should see Julyan Stone or Malik Monk as the backup point guards. Neither are reliable fantasy plays today.
Jan 27 - 5:52 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (left shoulder strain) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. Miami.

Although he hasn't been all that productive, Carter-Williams has been surprisingly durable this season. He hasn't been sidelined since November, having played in 33 straight games for the Hornets. If MCW is unable to suit up on Saturday, Julyan Stone and Malik Monk would likely see an uptick in minutes.
Jan 27 - 11:17 AM

Michael Carter-Williams was ejected late in Wednesday's game, finishing with three points, five assists, three rebounds and one block in 15 minutes.

MCW was upset with Jason Smith and appeared to intentionally trip him, then charged at Smith while he was down (see link below for video of the incident). He could face a suspension and deep-league owners should confirm his status prior to Saturday's game vs. the Heat. If he does miss any time, Jeremy Lamb, Julyan Stone and Malik Monk would pick up the slack.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 17 - 10:17 PM

Michael Carter-Williams played just 15 minutes off the bench Saturday against the Thunder, but he was a solid 3-of-4 from the floor to finish with seven points.

An awful shooting percentage (28.2 percent) and high turnover rate has had him nailed to the bench lately. However, he has started to show some signs of life in January shooting 61.5 percent (8-of-13) with just two turnovers across 70 minutes over five games in the month of January. He might be potentially working his way back into a larger role, but he still cannot be trusted by fantasy owners outside of the deepest leagues.
Jan 13 - 8:40 PM

Michael Carter-Williams played 17 minutes vs. the Bucks on Friday, hitting 1-of-6 shots with four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one triple.

Kemba Walker left the game with a possible concussion with less than two minutes to play, so MCW could be looking at a start in Saturday's rematch vs. the Bucks. He was shooting 27.0 percent from the field prior to Friday and has always been a turnover machine which limits his appeal in category leagues, but he could have some value in points leagues or in DFS if Kemba is out. In two previous starts this season, MCW posted 10.5 points, 5.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 0.5 blocks, 0.5 steals and 3.5 turnovers.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 11:02:00 PM

Michael Carter-Williams had five points, two rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 15 minutes vs. the Raptors.

MCW's minutes have hovered in the teens for 10 consecutive games. It would take an injury to Kemba Walker to spring him loose, and even then concerns about inefficiency and turnovers would make him a sketchy asset in roto leagues.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 10:24:00 PM

Michael Carter-Williams returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Magic with two points, three boards, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 14 minutes.

Kemba Walker (shoulder) returned from a two-game absence and scored 29 points in 34 minutes, so this is just a reminder to cut MCW loose if he's still sitting at the end of your roster. He's ahead of Malik Monk on the depth chart, but we expect that to change at some point.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 10:14:00 PM

Michael Carter-Williams will return to the bench for Monday's matchup with the Magic.

Kemba Walker (shoulder) is back in the starting five following a two-game absence, and he'll be joined by the regulars: Nicolas Batum, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marvin Williams, Dwight Howard. MCW's minutes will likely head back to the teens tonight, and Malik Monk could drop from the rotation entirely.

Michael Carter-Williams made another start on Friday vs. the Heat, scoring 12 points (4-of-7 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with six assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 28 minutes.

The Hornets don't play again this week and they are hopeful to have Kemba Walker (shoulder) back on Monday, so it's tough to get behind a pickup of MCW outside of deeper points leagues. If the Hornets keep sliding in the standings, it probably won't be long before Malik Monk takes his minutes back from MCW.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 11:12:00 PM

Michael Carter-Williams started on Wednesday in place of Kemba Walker (shoulder), making 1-of-10 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs to finish with nine point, six rebounds, five assists and five turnovers.

MCW logged 32 minutes tonight, while rookie Malik Monk chipped in nine points and four assists in 16 minutes as a makeshift backup PG. Kemba Walker (shoulder) is "still very sore" and it sounds like he's unlikely suit up Thursday, so Carter-Williams could earn at least one more start. The turnovers and poor percentages have been a career-long issue, so this is a 'buyer beware' situation.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 12:25:00 AM

Michael Carter-Williams will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Raptors with Kemba Walker (shoulder) unavailable.

This was the expected move, and while MCW hasn't done much this season, he could be someone to consider throwing out there as a punt play in DFS given that he could be flirting with minutes in the 30s tonight. Malik Monk will act as Carter-Williams' primary backup, and Julyan Stone (hamstring) might be able to get back into the rotation tonight.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 11:43:00 AM