April 10, 2019, 11:15 pmMichael Carter-WilliamsG, Orlando Magic
Michael Carter-Williams finished his regular season with eight points, four rebounds, seven assists and a steal in 22 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday.
Carter-Williams dealt with left knee issues early in the year, which delayed his Houston debut. He quickly fell out of favor there and was traded to the Bulls, who waived him almost immediately. Orlando came calling after Isaiah Briscoe tore his meniscus and MCW made the most of his 10-day contracts before signing with the Magic for the rest of the season. As a member of the Magic, he delivered 5.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.3 triples in 18.6 mpg. Carter-Williams was a top-200 value over those 12 contests, and though that’s a vast improvement over the top-350 numbers we’re still not all that excited about his long-term prospects. He might’ve saved his career, at least, and that’s certainly an accomplishment.