Carter-Williams (knee) is not on the injury report for Friday's game against the Bucks. As a result, the backup point guard should be considered fully healthy and available for his usual role behind Kemba Walker.
Carter-Williams is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Bucks with right knee soreness in the team's official game notes. Carter-Williams has dealt with lingering knee issues throughout his career, but given that he has played in every game since mid-November, the point guard's presence on Friday's injury report likely doesn't mean much. Carter-Williams should be active Friday as the Hornets' primary backup point guard.
Carter-Williams will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Magic. Carter-Williams started the last two games for the Hornets with Kemba Walker (shoulder) out, averaging 10.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists across 30.0 minutes during that span. However, Walker has been cleared to make his return to the top unit, so Carter-Williams will head back to the bench and will likely see minutes much closer to the 18.3 he's averaged thus far this season. That should take him off the radar in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Hornets head coach said Carter-Williams will start at point guard Wednesday against the Raptors. Kemba Walker (shoulder) is set to miss his first game of the season, which should clear the way for Carter-Williams, who is averaging just 15.4 minutes over eight appearances in 2017-18, to see his largest workload of the campaign. That could be enough to make the 2013-14 Rookie of the Year an appealing punt play in DFS contests, though it's possible that Malik Monk and Julyan Stone (hamstring) could cut into Carter-Williams' playing time if he struggles in the early going.
Carter-Williams made his season debut Sunday against Minnesota, finishing scoreless with one rebound, one assist, one block and one steal in eight minutes of action. The backup point guard missed the first two-plus weeks of the season with a knee injury, but he returned to active duty over the weekend and was eased back into action as the Hornets suffered a second straight loss. Look for Charlotte to continue to bring Carter-Williams along gradually, but he could eventually be the primary backup to Kemba Walker. The 26-year-old is coming off of a disastrous 2016-17 season with the Bulls, in which he averaged just 6.6 points and 2.5 assists per game while shooting a career-worst 36.6 percent from the field.
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