Carter (eye) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 76ers. Coach Steve Clifford said before Sunday's game that Carter "probably" wouldn't play, so his inactive status is relatively unsurprising. Mo Bamba will start and could take on an increased role Sunday.
Carter's (eye) status remains unclear for Sunday's game against the Sixers, but coach Steve Clifford told reporters pregame that Carter "probably" won't play, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports. The Magic have waffled on the status of several players, but it sounds like both Carter and R.J. Hampton (ankle) are closer to "doubtful" than "questionable." If Carter doesn't play, Mo Bamba would likely step into a much larger role.
Carter (eye) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Sixers. The 21-year-old missed three games with the eye injury earlier in May, and he's now back on the injury report heading into the season finale. Mo Bamba and Donta Hall should have increased roles if Carter is unable to play Sunday.
Carter registered 12 points (4-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 11 rebounds and one block in 27 minutes during Thursday's 116-93 loss to the Hawks. The 22-year-old has been decent since returning from a three-game absence due to an eye injury, averaging 10.0 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists over his last two games. Carter's had difficulty scoring over his last eight games, averaging just 8.8 points on 37.0 percent shooting, so he'll look to build on Thursday's double-digit scoring performance Friday on the road against the 76ers.
Carter finished with eight points (3-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 14 rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 114-102 loss to the Bucks. Carter made his return after missing the past three games with an eye injury. Despite struggling on the offensive end, Carter looked ready to go from the outset. This was far from a favorable matchup for Carter, coming up against the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez. Mo Bamba (illness) was a late scratch for this one, which also needs to be factored in when assessing Carter's production.
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