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
Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr. on Tuesday was named to the NBA’s Summer League first team, as voted on by media members. […] Coach Fred Hoiberg told the Tribune that Carter’s first team recognition is “well deserved.” “I think Wendell had a great summer league,” Hoiberg said. “I thought he had a great minicamp with us before he went out there. He showed a lot of things. He showed he’s a very versatile basketball player. He showed he’s a guy who can step out on the floor and knock down the 3 and he also shows a nice touch in the paint.”
Carter blocked 11 shots in his first three games, including a two-handed snatch from Cleveland’s Ante Zizic in the Bulls’ opener that still ranks as the defensive play of this event. In the Bulls’ Vegas finale against Detroit Saturday, he shot 1-of-8 for just six points but added 16 rebounds and two blocks. Asked about his NBA readiness, Carter thought for a moment, then said: “Genes worked in my favor [his father played pro overseas, his mother in college]. And hard work. I’m constantly getting stronger. Faster. And the mental game is really key. You can be physically stronger but I think about 80, 90 percent of that is all mental. Knowing where to set screens, knowing when to take shots, simple things like that really make you great in this league.”