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.
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.
Carter-Williams collected four points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists, and one block in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 119-96 win over the Pelicans.
Carter-Williams saw three times as many minutes as Jerian Grant. The former Rookie of the Year is simply a bigger, better defender than Grant, so it's hardly surprising that Magic coach Steve Clifford is calling upon Carter-Williams to play the primary backup point guard role behind D.J. Augustin.
Carter-Williams is expected to ink a 10-day deal with the Magic, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
In looking to improve point guard depth for a playoff run, the Magic will bring in Carter-Williams, who played 16 games this year while a member of the Rockets before being cut in early January. He saw just 9.1 minutes per game while in Houston, averaging 4.3 points and 1.3 assists while shooting 41.0 percent from the field. It's possible he latches on with Orlando for the remainder of the year if he can play a solid backup role. Either way, there's little reason to pick him up in fantasy leagues.
The Bulls intend to waive Carter-Williams shortly after his acquisition from the Rockets becomes official Monday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The money remaining on the one-year, $1.76 million contract Carter-Williams signed with the Rockets over the summer would have been fully guaranteed Thursday if the point guard wasn't waived before Monday. That prompted the Rockets to deal him away to Chicago along with cash considerations in exchange for a future second-round pick, which is heavily protected. The rebuilding Bulls evidently don't view Carter-Williams as a worthy reclamation project either, so he'll be cut loose later Monday along with the recently acquired MarShon Brooks to create more roster flexibility.
The Bulls acquired Carter-Williams and cash from the Rockets on Monday in exchange for a future second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Carter-Williams' one-year, $1.76 million contract was set to become fully guaranteed if he wasn't waived by Monday, so the Rockets were motivated to get something in return for a player that wasn't a factor in the rotation. The 2013-14 Rookie of the Year had appeared in just 16 games for the Rockets -- none since Dec. 19 -- and averaged 4.3 points and 1.3 assists in 9.1 minutes per game. He'll have a better opportunity to pick up playing time on a non-contending Bulls squad, with Ryan Arcidiacono and Shaquille Harrison representing his main competition for minutes behind top floor general Kris Dunn.
Carter-Williams registered 13 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two assists and one steal across 12 minutes in the Rockets' 118-91 loss to the Jazz on Thursday.
Carter-Williams finished as the highest scorer on the second unit, and with the second-highest point total overall on the Rockets for the night. The 27-year-old has mostly been a DNP-CD or has logged single-digit minutes after the first few games of the season, with Thursday's allotment of playing time his highest since Oct. 30. Given how he's typically been deployed, Carter-Williams' production Thursday isn't likely to be replicated any time soon.
Carter-Williams (illness) is available for Saturday's showdown versus the Spurs, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
It is one of the few games this season where Chris Paul, James Harden, and Eric Gordon (hamstring) will be available, so Carter-Williams will presumably have a hard time finding minutes. Still, he will be available off the bench.
Carter-Williams (illness) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Spurs, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Carter-Williams sat out Thursday's game against the Thunder due to an illness, which is still giving him enough problems to put his status for Saturday into question. More information on his status may arrive after morning shootaround.
Carter-Williams has an illness and is out for Thursday's matchup against the Thunder, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Carter-Williams being ruled out over a day in advance suggests the illness is relatively serious. In his stead, Gerald Green and Gary Clark could see extra run.
Carter-Williams had six points (2-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two assists, two steals, one rebound, and one block in 15 minutes during Tuesday's 104-85 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Carter-Williams shared the floor with starting point guard Chris Paul for only a few minutes despite the absence of James Harden (hamstring). Through six appearances this season Carter-Williams isn't earning enough minutes for him to maintain much value outside of deeper leagues.
Carter-Williams will come off the bench Friday against the Clippers, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
With Chris Paul (suspension) returning to the starting five, Carter-Williams will get pushed back to the bench. He could see minutes in the double-digits considering the Rockets are dealing with injuries, but Carter-Williams is certainly a risky DFS option.
Carter-Williams will enter the Rockets' starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Jazz with James Ennis (hamstring) ruled out, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Rockets will now be without both Ennis and Chris Paul (suspension) on Wednesday, which leaves them with limited depth in the backcourt and on the wing. Adding Carter-Williams to the starting lineup is certainly a curious move for head coach Mike D'Antoni, as it takes away some of the floor spacing Houston thrives on. As a result, Carmelo Anthony will likely benefit the most from Ennis' absence while Carter-Williams continues playing a smaller dose of minutes, even as a starter.
Carter-Williams contributed 10 points (4-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 131-112 loss to the Pelicans.
Carter-Williams was under a minutes restriction (15-to-20 minutes) due to a knee injury, but he looked pretty spry in this one. It's unclear how much additional time Carter-Williams can be expected to see once he is deemed fully healthy, though he has held his own through the preseason and season opener. Moreover, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni could consider resting Chris Paul more than usual to keep him fresh for the playoffs.
Carter-Williams (knee) will have a restriction of around 15-to-20 minutes in Wednesday's opener against the Pelicans, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Carter-Williams is fresh off a knee injury, so the Rockets are simply being cautious with him in his first game back. Even when he's on a full workload, however, Carter-Williams is merely a depth option in the backcourt and likely won't have utility in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Carter-Williams (knee) has been cleared to play in Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Pelicans, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Carter-Williams dealt with a sore left knee recently, but was given a probable designation coming into Wednesday and will now take the court for his Rocket debut. He'll slot in as depth at point guard behind facilitators like Chris Paul and James Harden, but likely won't provide much for fantasy purposes in the bulk of leagues considering his role and the plethora of other play-makers on this team.
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