Wendell Carter Rumors

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Wendell Carter
Wendell Carter
Position: C
Born: 04/16/99
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:259 lbs. / 117.5 kg.
Salary: $4,446,840
It’s no secret that Carter is being tutored to take Lopez’ job. Though that’s also what makes Lopez such a good teammate and why Carter’s advancement could be limited this season. Lopez is willingly tutoring Carter to replace him. “Robin Lopez is a phenomenal player,” Carter said. “We’re both competitors and we’re just both competing for that spot. Coach said that spot is open, so I’m coming into training camp thinking there are no defined starters. Just coming in and trying to prove myself every day. Just playing against him. Learning how he plays defense, how he scores in the pick-and-roll, how he scores in the post without using too much effort, and how smart he is just all around.”
Fred Hoiberg has declared the lineup “open competition” during training camp. That’s music to Wendell Carter Jr.’s ears. “Robin is a phenomenal player,” Carter said Tuesday after his first official NBA practice. “We’re both competitors and competing for that spot. I’m coming into camp thinking there are no defined starters, trying to prove myself every day.”