Carter-Williams took a shot to the face and went to the locker room during Saturday's Game 1 against the Raptors, per the ESPN broadcast. Carter-Williams was hit in the nose by Toronto's Kyle Lowry, and he suffered a significant nosebleed as a result. He should be considered questionable to return.
Carter-Williams will sign a third contract with the Magic, keeping him in Orlando for the remainder of the season, Colton Jones of Amicohoops.net reports. Carter-Williams second 10-day contract is set to expire after Wednesday's game against the Knicks. The new deal will allow him to remain with Orlando for the remainder of the regular season and possibly into the postseason if certain conditions are met. For Carter-Williams to be postseason eligible (given the Magic make the playoffs), Orlando would have to waive another player on their 15-man roster. In eight games off the bench for the Magic, Carter-Williams is averaging 5.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 18.1 minutes.
Carter-Williams amassed eight points (4-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt), six assists, five rebounds, and one steal in 25 minutes during Monday's 121-109 loss to the Raptors. Carter-Williams ended up earning more minutes than starting point guard D.J. Augustin, who finished with four turnovers (compared to zero for Carter-Williams) in this one. The 27-year-old point guard has proven to be a solid addition through eight appearances with the Magic. Still, he's likely best reserved for use in deeper leagues given his sporadic statistical production.
Carter-Williams produced 15 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block across 20 minutes in Monday's 119-98 win over the 76ers. Carter-Williams had his best game of the season Monday night, registering season-highs in both points and rebounds. What is more important, however, is that his shooting was much more efficient Monday night as he eclipsed 50 percent shooting, a big uptick from his 22.2 percent average since coming onboard the Magic.
Carter-Williams re-signed Monday with the Magic on a second 10-day contract. After joining the club a week and a half ago, Carter-Williams immediately stepped in as the second-team point guard for Orlando, unseating the disappointing Jerian Grant for those duties. In his first three games with the Magic, Carter-Williams is shooting a miserable 22.2 percent from the floor, but has contributed some decent counting stats with 3.0 points, 4.7 boards and 2.3 assists in 16.3 minutes per contest. He'll likely continue to stick on the second unit, where his size and length should be an asset defensively against opposing guards.
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