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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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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

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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

Michael Carter-Williams scored eight points on 4-of-10 shooting on Saturday vs. the Pistons with four boards, three assists, three blocks and a whopping seven turnovers in 26 minutes.

Jerryd Bayless (knee) is expected to return to practice on Sunday, so this was terrible timing for MCW to have a bad game. He is already in a timeshare with O.J. Mayo, so Bayless' return to the rotation could be bad news for MCW's value. For now, MCW is still the PG you want to own in fantasy even though he is very inconsistent, but the situation is fluid. Mayo had nine points, two boards, two assists and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.
Feb 28 - 12:13 AM

Michael Carter-Williams scored 10 points vs. the Lakers on Monday with five boards, two assists, one block and two steals in 35 minutes.

He shot just 4-of-12 from the field, but the good news is that he didn't turn the ball over once. MCW played more minutes than O.J. Mayo (24 minutes) tonight, but keep in mind that Mayo had five fouls. MCW is still a much better option in fantasy leagues and may be able to creep up into mid-round territory if he can keep his efficiency at a respectable level. Mayo finished with 12 points and four assists.
Feb 23 - 12:01 AM

Michael Carter-Williams started the second half on Saturday against the Hawks, finishing with 17 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, three blocks and one turnover.

He may have started the second quarter because of an O.J. Mayo injury, but nothing was reported and Mayo returned and looked fine. Whatever the case, the Bucks are having good success with the new lineup and it should stick, making MCW a guy with mid-round upside.
Feb 20 - 11:16 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting with six boards, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers vs. the Hornets on Friday.

O.J. Mayo (six points in 28 minutes) was quiet in the starting lineup once again, while Jerryd Bayless (knee) and Greivis Vasquez (ankle) are not close to a return. MCW may not be the starter, but he is still the PG to own in fantasy and it's not even close right now. Tonight's performance was encouraging and hopefully he can keep that momentum going on Sunday against the Hawks.
Feb 20 - 1:58 AM

Despite the Bucks recently informing Michael Carter-Williams that he will not be traded, sources of Gery Woelfel indicate that the point guard can still be had for the right deal.

MCW has been linked to Houston, New Orleans, Minnesota, Utah and Atlanta, so it would not be shocking to see him in a different uniform after the trade deadline. In Woelfel's report, he mentions a potential trade sending Carter-Williams and John Henson to Atlanta in exchange for Jeff Teague, although there is no indication that the Hawks are at all interested in that deal.
Feb 17 - 9:04 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jerryd Bayless
2Michael Carter-Williams
3O.J. Mayo
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Khris Middleton
2Greivis Vasquez
3Rashad Vaughn
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Damien Inglis
3Steve Novak
PF1Jabari Parker
2Johnny O'Bryant
C1Greg Monroe
2Miles Plumlee
3John Henson