HoopsHype Michael Carter-Williams rumors

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Michael Carter-Williams and the Philadelphia 76ers have set a target date of Nov. 13 for his return, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com. Carter-Williams, who won Rookie of the Year honors last season, has been out since May following surgery on his right shoulder. He averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists and 6.2 rebounds for the 76ers team that finished with the second-worst record in the NBA. ESPN.com

A source told ESPN that Carter-Williams is optimistic about returning on Nov. 13 in Dallas. However, there remains a belief that the team will hold him back, since general manager Sam Hinkie has shown little desire to win games this season and instead remains hopeful of landing another top draft pick in order to rebuild the franchise through high draft picks. ESPN.com

October 20, 2014 Updates

"Here, you have some pretty good players for sure," Turner said. "Most of the guys in Philly are young, young, young, young dudes, unfortunately. Sometimes, we're a step ahead from that aspect in terms of the leadership here. Their leaders over there are MCW [Michael Carter-Williams] and Jason Richardson, who's not really around the team, 'cause he's hurt right now. It's way different." NBA.com

October 14, 2014 Updates

Philly will sniff out Michael Carter-Williams deals. They tried hard during the draft, but they couldn’t draw the trove they envisioned or guarantee that the player they wanted with an acquired pick would be there, per several league sources. Expect Philly to repeat the exercise. It’s not a shot at Carter-Williams, or even a signal that the Sixers are dying to trade him. He may well end up a long-term cog in Philly. The team knows point guard is the most replaceable position in the league today, and it will seek out any deal that adds to its stockpile of high-value draft picks. Grantland

Carter-Williams said Monday that his original diagnosis was that he’d miss six to nine months, which seems to mean the injury was more serious than typical labrum surgery and/or he’s recovering slower than expected. “I’m plenty ahead of schedule,” Carter-Williams said after Monday afternoon’s practice. The Intelligencer

Asked about the two- to four-month timetable, MCW replied, “That’s not true at all.” “There’s no specific set date (for my return),” he said. The Intelligencer

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¡Saludos desde España! The 2014 FIBA World Cup began on Saturday, with 24 teams representing 24 nations from across the globe descending upon Spain for a basketball tournament that occurs just once every four years. A total of 45 current NBA players are participating in the event, and 17 more have connections to NBA teams via draft rights. One of those 17 players is Croatian forward Dario Saric, whose rights were acquired by Philadelphia during the 2014 Draft. This week, a five-man Sixers contingent consisting of General Manager Sam Hinkie, head coach Brett Brown, Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, and Michael Carter-Williams traveled to Spain to watch the 20-year-old Saric firsthand. "I am proud of the effort our three players – Nerlens, Joel, and Michael – have made to fly to Spain in order to show their support for Dario, another cornerstone of our program," said Coach Brown. "The opportunity for all of us to spend quality time with each other and continue to discuss how we are going to build our program is very exciting. "As a group we are committed to getting this right." NBA.com

August 28, 2014 Updates

On the progress of Michael Carter-Williams following his April shoulder surgery: "Things are coming along. I haven't seen the full report of late and haven't seen the most recent checkup. He can shoot and is working hard. He is not ready for full five-on-five contact." Philadelphia Inquirer

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It has been just over 2 months since rookie of the year point guard Michael Carter-Williams had surgery to repair the torn labrum in his right shoulder. The recovery, he said yesterday at Amway Center before watching the 76ers take on the Brooklyn Nets, is ahead of schedule and he is certain it won't hinder his progression moving forward. "I'm good and I'm still ahead of progress," said Carter-Williams, sporting a new high-and-tight haircut. "I've been shooting the ball and I have full range of motion in my shot back, so I've just kept working out and do what the doctor has told me to do to get back to 100 percent. Philadelphia Inquirer

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