Carter-Williams and the Magic agreed to terms Monday on a one-year contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The Magic made some early splashes in free agency, retaining Terrence Ross and Nik Vucevic while adding Al-Farouq Aminu, but the point guard position remains a glaring weakness. Orlando could be holding out hope that Markelle Fultz makes significant progress, but that's a risky proposition, so they'll bring Carter-Williams back to provide some insurance. The former Rookie of the Year appeared in 12 games for Orlando near the end of last season, averaging 5.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 18.9 minutes per contest.
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.
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