Carter-Williams played 52 games for the Hornets last season, starting just two, as a result of knee and shoulder injuries. Acting as a backup to Kemba Walker, Carter-Williams averaged 4.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 16.1 minutes. But, he shot an abysmal 33.2 percent from the field -- his second consecutive season below 40 percent. Considering the presence of Chris Paul, James Harden and Eric Gordon on the Rockets, it's not immediately clear where Carter-Williams will find minutes.
Carter-Williams has been diagnosed with a posterior labral tear in his left shoulder and will undergo surgery to address the issue. He will miss the remainder of the season.
Carter-Williams suffered the injury during Sunday's game against the Raptors, but continued playing. It ended up being more serious than expected, however, as he missed the following two games and has since been diagnosed with a tear, requiring surgery. He'll finish the year averaging just 4.6 points, 2.7 boards and 2.2 steals in 16.1 minutes per game while serving as Kemba Walker's backup. He also shot a career-low 33.2 percent from the field. At this point, it's not entirely clear that another team will take a chance on Carter-Williams. In the immediate future for the Hornets, Malik Monk should continue serving as the team's new backup to Walker.
Carter-Williams (shoulder) will determine a timetable for a return after a decision is made on whether he will pursue surgery or address his injury via rehabilitation.
Carter-Williams' left shoulder sprain is apparently fairly serious, as he may need surgery to address the issue. Until he makes a decision, however, he'll be out indefinitely. In the meantime, other guards on the roster such as Malik Monk, Julyan Stone and Marcus Paige could all see extra run.
Carter-Williams has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the 76ers due to a left shoulder sprain.
While Carter-Williams was able to return to Sunday's contest after injuring his shoulder in the first half, the Hornets will exercise caution with him Tuesday after he was officially diagnosed with a shoulder sprain. Without Carter-Williams, the Hornets don't have a true backup point guard on the roster, which could result in Kemba Walker just shouldering a heavier minutes load with Jeremy Lamb and Treveon Graham potentially seeing more backcourt minutes.
Carter-Williams (shoulder) returned to Sunday's game against the Raptors, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Carter-Williams has elected to play through the injury and will likely play through the first half of the fourth quarter until Charlotte elects to bring All-Star Kemba Walker back into the game to close things out at point guard.
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