Carter totaled 19 points (8-16 FG, 3-5 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 31 minutes of Wednesday's win over the Bulls.
Carter was all over the place Wednesday, contributing in every aspect of the game. Though the Magic haven't done much winning lately, it hasn't been because of a lack of production from Carter. Since the Magic acquired him from the Bulls, Carter has three double-doubles while averaging 14.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks -- all of which represent improvements over his pre-trade stats.
Carter had 15 points (6-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and a steal across 30 minutes in Monday's loss against the Spurs.
Carter has scored in double digits in six of his first nine games with the Magic, and he has taken advantage of the opportunity in playing a new team where he holds a bigger role on both ends of the court. Carter averaged 10.9 points per game in 32 contests with the Bulls, but that figure has increased to 13.4 points per tilt in nine games with Orlando.
Carter accumulated 15 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal over 23 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Wizards.
Carter had hit double figures in the scoring column just twice across his last 11 games with the Bulls prior to being acquired by the Magic. Since then, he's done so five times in six contests. He's also shot better than 50 percent in each of his outings with Orlando. As long as he stays healthy, nothing should stand in the way of Carter seeing as many minutes as he can handle down the stretch.
Carter amassed 16 points (8-15 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 35 minutes during Sunday's 119-109 loss to the Nuggets.
Carter remained in the starting lineup and was arguably the best player on the court for the Magic. The move from Chicago has done wonders for his game, and, at this stage, he appears to have grabbed this opportunity with both hands. As long as he is the go-to center for the Magic, Carter needs to be snapped up in all formats if he was dropped prior to being traded.
Carter produced 19 points (6-12 FG), 0-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 12 rebounds, two blocked shots and an assist across 34 minutes in Saturday's 137-91 loss to the Jazz.
Although Khem Birch was out with an illness, Carter is the heir apparent for the starting gig at center. While the Carter-Vucevic exchange was a bit of a head-scratcher, the Magic seemed intent on parting with guys like Vucevic, Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier, all veteran players with inflated contracts. Carter is still developing after two years with the Bulls and needs added aggressiveness to grow into his role, but he looks like a safe fantasy option for the Magic moving forward.
Carter will start Saturday's game against the Jazz.
Carter will get his first start with the Magic, as Khem Birch (illness) is sidelined. Carter played 31 minutes Thursday and posted 21 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and one block.
Carter played 31 minutes off the bench and added 21 points (8-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and one block in Thursday's overtime victory over the Pelicans.
Carter scored six of his 21 points in the extra period, including sealing the win for the Magic by hitting four free throws over the last 16.9 seconds. He has now posted consecutive double-digit scoring efforts for the first time since Feb. 22 and 24, when he was a member of the Bulls. Since joining Orlando, Carter is averaging 13.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 blocks per game.
Carter will be available to make his Orlando debut in Sunday's game against the Lakers, Dan Savage of the Magic's official site reports.
The Magic will have three of their four trade-deadline pickups in Carter, R.J. Hampton and Otto Porter on hand to close out the weekend after all three weren't cleared to play ahead of Friday's 112-105 loss to the Trail Blazers. Of the quartet of players the Magic acquired -- including the injured Gary Harris (thigh) -- Carter is the most significant long-term asset. He's expected to take over for the departed Nikola Vucevic as the Magic's top center, though it's unclear if Carter will immediately unseat Khem Birch in the starting lineup Sunday. Expect Carter to at least fill a rotational role off the bench in his debut if he doesn't start.
Carter (not injury related) is unavailable for Friday's game vesus the Trail Blazers, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The 21-year-old was acquired from the Bulls along with Otto Porter ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, though neither player is available Friday. Carter's next chance to make his team debut will be Sunday against the Lakers.
Carter was traded to the Magic on Thursday, along with Otto Porter and two future first-round picks, in exchange for Nikola Vucevic and Al-Farouq Aminu, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
In the first major deal on deadline day, the Bulls will bring in one of the biggest names on the market, but it will cost them Carter, their No. 7 overall pick out of Duke in 2018, and then some. Injuries limited Carter in each of his first two seasons, and he's been mostly underwhelming in 2020-21, averaging just 10.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists through 32 games. Carter was a regular starter for the first half of the season, but he was demoted to the bench March 14, and he's averaged only 19.4 minutes per game in seven appearances since. With Vucevic out of the picture in Orlando, Carter will have a good chance to take over as the full-time starting center as the Magic shift into rebuilding mode.
Carter (shoulder) isn't listed on the injury report for Wednesday's matchup with the Cavaliers.
The 20-year-old sustained a shoulder injury during Monday's blowout loss to Utah, but it appears to be a minor issue since he's absent from the injury report one day later. Carter is averaging 7.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 19.0 minutes off the bench over the past six games since Thaddeus Young took over the starting job at center.
Carter appeared to suffer a shoulder injury during Monday's 120-95 loss to the Jazz, Cody Westerlund of 670TheScore.com reports. He finished the night with six points (3-5 FG), eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in 18 minutes.
Carter made a trip to the locker room after he picked up the injury when he was fouled by Georges Niang, but the Bulls haven't elaborated on the severity of the issue. The third-year center thus looks questionable for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers for the time being, a development that further dims his downward-trending fantasy outlook. In his six games since moving to a bench role in favor of Thaddeus Young, Carter has failed to crack 23 minutes in any contest while posting modest averages of 7.8 points (on 44.4 percent shooting from the field), 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.5 blocks.
Carter amassed just six points (2-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-4 FT), six rebounds and five assists in 23 minutes during Friday's 131-127 loss to the Nuggets.
Carter has played fewer than 25 minutes in six straight games and is certainly doing nothing to help his cause. He turned in another underwhelming performance against the Nuggets as the Bulls blew another lead. He still has a small amount of value, but it doesn't appear he will be getting his starting spot back anytime soon. Fantasy managers can probably feel comfortable moving on from Carter.
Carter totaled 10 points (3-7 FG, 4-4 FT), six rebounds and two assists in a 106-99 loss to the Spurs on Wednesday.
Carter had his second double-figure scoring game since being removed from the starting lineup three contests ago. The center was especially effective at the line, making a team-high four shots from the charity stripe. Since moving to the bench, Carter has averaged 10.3 points and 8.7 rebounds across 19.6 minutes per game, which isn't far off from his 11.8 points and 7.9 rebounds as a starter.
Carter had 12 points (4-9 FG, 4-5 FT) and 11 rebounds off the bench in Sunday's win over Toronto.
The Bulls made a fairly drastic lineup change, inserting Thaddeus Young at center and Tomas Satoransky at point guard, while Carter and Coby White moved to the bench. While Carter saw a slight reduction in minutes (19), he had one of his better games of late, notching his first double-double since Feb. 24. Carter also added an assist, a steal and a block.
Carter will come off the bench Sunday against the Raptors, Eric Woodyard of ESPN reports.
The Bulls will roll with Thaddeus Young at center, sending Carter to the bench following a string of lackluster performances. While Carter has rebounded well (8.2 RPG) in his last five games, he's averaged just 5.8 points on 32.3 percent shooting in that span. At this point, it's unclear if coach Billy Donovan plans to stick with this new alignment, or if it will simply be a short-term experiment.
Carter scored eight points (2-4 FG, 4-6 FT) to go along with three rebounds and two assists across 23 minutes in Monday's loss to the Nuggets.
Carter played just under four minutes in the fourth quarter, with Thaddeus Young instead earning most of the court time. This continued a troubling trend for Carter, as he's now played 25 minutes or fewer in four of eight games since returning from a quadriceps injury. While it appeared his playing time was stabilizing and he put together a string of strong performances in that span, Carter has played 25 and 23 minutes in his last two contests, respectively.
Carter and the Bulls won't play the Raptors on Sunday since the game was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Toronto doesn't have the minimum eight players available due to the NBA's health and safety protocols, leading to the postponement. The Bulls don't currently have any COVID-19 issues within the team, so they should face the Nuggets on Monday as scheduled.
Carter registered 17 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks across 32 minutes in Wednesday's overtime win over the Timberwolves.
Carter recorded a double-double for the second straight game, marking the second time he's been able to achieve that feat in back-to-back contests during the current campaign. The third-year center has returned strong after missing 11 straight games from Jan. 22 to Feb. 12, scoring at least 15 points in four of his six appearances since returning to the court.
Carter scored 18 points (8-14 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with 13 rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks across 29 minutes in Monday's 120-100 win over the Rockets.
Carter had one his best games of the season, notching his fifth double-double. He was particularly aggressive in finding his shot, as he reached double-digit field-goal attempts for only the fifth time this season. In addition, Carter supplemented his strong scoring and rebounding totals with defensive contributions by matching a season-high three blocks. Since returning from a quadriceps injury, Carter has averaged 13.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 blocks and 0.6 steals across five games.
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