Michael Carter-Williams Rumors
Toss in the fact the Bucks will again be shopping Greg Monroe, whom they signed to a max-contract as a free agent last summer, and Michael Carter-Williams, the centerpiece of the Knight deal who has struggled immensely with the Bucks, and this summer promises to be infinitely more fascinating than this debacle of a season.
Carter-Williams was the centerpiece of the three-team trade that sent Brandon Knight from Milwaukee to Phoenix and also brought guard Tyler Ennis and center Miles Plumlee to the Bucks. The 2014 rookie of the year as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, Carter-Williams suddenly faces an uncertain path. But he believes it will work out. “We have a very strong relationship,” Carter-Williams said of his friendship with Antetokounmpo. “We’re honest with each other. We’re not going to hide anything or shy away. “We don’t get into that. Whatever coach has planned for us, we’re going to make the best out of it.”
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.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker were never on the block, leaving Milwaukee with only one real counter: a point guard challenge trade of Michael Carter-Williams for Rubio. Minnesota obviously wasn’t doing that, and the discussions died, sources say.