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KC Johnson: MCW is back. Morrow, Canaan inactives.
Mike McGraw: Hoiberg said he expects SF Paul Zipser (ankle) to play tonight; will be first time since 2/8 at Golden State. MCW won’t play. #Bulls
Vincent Goodwill: Michael Carter-Williams out for the Bulls with patellar tendinitis, Zipser is out with ankle tendinitis and Cameron Payne is available
Chicago Bulls guard Michael Carter-Williams expects to play on Monday against the Indiana Pacers after missing the last two months because of left knee and left wrist injuries. Carter-Williams will meet with team doctors on Monday and if he is cleared, he will play. “That’s the plan, I believe,” Carter-Williams said before Sunday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. “So hopefully we follow through with that.”
KC Johnson: Fred Hoiberg said Michael Carter-Williams has important doctor visit Friday. Hopeful he’s back next week.
Hoiberg didn’t sound overly concerned that Carter-Williams would have to miss more time because of the latest setback. “I don’t know if it was one thing that caused the progress to stall,” Hoiberg said. “He’s been doing great, his knee feels really good right now. He’s back doing full activity on the floor as far as running in a straight line and his activity level we’ll continue to ramp up as far as working on his legs. That’s the good thing about being that it’s not his dominant hand. So he’ll still be able to get out and shoot with his right hand, get out and shoot, and continue to increase his workload with his legs. He’ll be able to stay in pretty good shape, so when that thing is completely healed, he’ll be able to get back on the floor for us.”
Nick Friedell: Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said after Thursday’s practice that Michael Carter-Williams was sent back to Chicago on Wednesday to have an MRI and a CT scan on his left wrist. The Bulls will have an update on MCW’s status on Friday.
According to Carter-Williams, it’s looking more like, “that four or maybe four-and-a-half week’’ period, as the 25-year-old said on Tuesday that he’s looking to return next week as long as there are no setbacks.
Earlier this morning, Michael Carter-Williams underwent an MRI on his left knee and left wrist. The results of the MRI showed that he sustained a bone bruise with no ligament damage to his knee, as well as a left wrist sprain. His recovery time is estimated to be between four and six weeks.
Chicago Bulls guard Michael Carter-Williams is expected to miss the next three to four weeks after suffering a bone bruise to his left knee during Monday’s victory against the Brooklyn Nets, a source close to the situation told ESPN. Carter-Williams, who was acquired in the preseason from the Milwaukee Bucks in a trade for Tony Snell, went down clutching his knee during the second quarter Monday after attempting to block Sean Kilpatrick’s shot.
Nick Friedell: Bulls are awaiting MRI results on Michael Carter-Williams’ sprained left knee. Doug McDermott is in the league’s concussion protocol — but Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is hopeful McDermott will be able to play Wednesday vs. Boston.
KC Johnson: Hoiberg said Carter-Williams has a sprained left knee, will get MRI tomorrow.
Nick Friedell: Bulls PR says Michael Carter-Williams has a left knee injury and will not return to tonight’s game. es.pn/2egy3lP
Marc J. Spears: Bucks’ Michael Carter-Williams injured his left hip 12/9 vs LAC and continued playing before decision for season-ending surgery, source said
Michael Carter-Williams: Wish my teammates the best of luck for the rest of the season! Thank you for the support from the fans, my coaches and my teammates.
Jon Krawczynski: On the MCW injury: AP Source says he’s had some discomfort since late Dec., hoped to finish season. But docs advised surgery now. Carter-Williams thought he could play through it and tried to. But it got to the point this week that required the injury to be addressed.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams will undergo season-ending surgery on Thursday (Mar. 10) to repair the torn labrum in his left hip, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Surgery will be performed by Dr. Marc Philippon at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. Recovery time for Carter-Williams is expected to be three months.
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“I’m just excited to be here, to have an opportunity to be in a training camp with Coach Donovan and his staff,” McDermott said. “I think I’m a lot more comfortable here now. I know everyone’s names. I know where I’m going. I feel a lot more comfortable and really, really like the team we have.”
Doug McDermott feels valued, he said. His 3-point shooting helps draw defenses and space the floor, particularly when he’s on the court with Russell Westbrook. “And now that we added (Paul George), I think it’ll be probably more important, because we’ve got a lot of talent out there,” McDermott said. “ I look forward to doing that, to spacing the floor, but also showing that I can do more than that.”
“I think it’ll be a little bit more of the four,” Jerami Grant said. “I think towards the end I kind of got pushed into the four rather than the three, but I think it’ll be more of the same with a couple different players.”
Michael Beasley took strong exception to Stephen A. Smith for bringing up his past issues with marijuana, and fired back at the ESPN host by calling him “a liar” who has created tales about relationships with players.
Explaining that he cleaned up his act five years ago for the sake of his daughter, Beasley said Smith was continuing an unfair narrative by saying on the radio that the Knicks forward is “smoking something.” Smith’s point – which he hammered home by saying the league needs to test Beasley for weed — was in response to Beasley’s comment two days earlier about himself and three other Knicks being capable of scoring 25 points apiece.
“He’s a liar, bro,” Beasley said. “I love the words he uses, I love how adamant he is, especially when he’s wrong because if you’re not going to stand for yourself, who is going to stand for you? Cool. But it’s like literally, I’ve sat next to guys he was on the TV talking about, and (Smith’s) saying, ‘Man, I just got off the phone with this guy.’ And literally, I’m next to that guy he’s talking about, and he says, ‘Man, I’ve never even been in a room with Stephen A.’ Why does what you say have credibility when literally everybody knows you’re lying about it?”