Carter finished with 17 points (7-9 FG, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, two steals and one assist in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 108-103 win over the Cavaliers. Through his first five games since returning from an ankle injury that forced him to miss a large chunk of the season, Carter has produced 6.8 points, 6.6 boards, 1.2 assists and 0.6 blocks in 24.2 minutes per game, shooting 40.0 percent from the field, and 73.7 percent from the line in that span. Similar to several of his teammates, it's been a rough, injury-riddled season for the soon-to-be 21-year old. He hasn't had the opportunity to show the upside that some may have drafted him for. Assuming he's able to stay healthy, maybe Carter will get a better shot at fantasy production down the stretch of the season.
Carter had eight points (2-4 FG, 4-4 FT), six rebounds and an assist in 26 minutes Friday, as the Bulls fell to the Pacers 108-102. He shoved Jakaar Sampson and proceeded to pick up a technical foul by chirping to the officials in the third quarter. This nearly resulted in an ejection, and the Bulls ended up turning to Thaddeus Young (26 minutes) thereafter to close the game. Carter reached his expected playing total, but is a candidate to remain around 25 minutes in the coming weeks, potentially becoming expendable if Chicago looks to further evaluate rookie Daniel Gafford.
Carter is progressing toward not having a minutes restriction, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Carter played 25 minutes during Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, but he's close to being cleared for his regular 30-minute workload. The team didn't offer an official limit for Friday's contest, but he figures to see between 25 and 30 minutes.
Carter will start and see 22 to 24 minutes during Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Carter remains under a minutes limit as he works back from an ankle injury that cost him 22 straight games. In his first two games back, he averaged 6.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 block in 20.5 minutes.
Carter (ankle) posted seven points (2-5 FG, 3-5 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block in 23 minutes during Monday's 109-107 win over the Mavericks. Carter (ankle) drew his second straight start at center and saw his minute total increased by five after earning 18 on Saturday against the Knicks. Considering that he's been out since Jan. 6 prior to these last two tilts, it's not surprising to see Chicago bringing Carter along slowly. As a result, the sophomore big man might be a player to stay away from in the short term. However, Wednesday's bout versus the Timberwolves likely makes for a friendly matchup for fantasy purposes.
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||44||180||48.5||6||18.8||89||79.5||455||10.34||937|