Roy Parry: Magic point guard Michael Carter-Williams will not play tonight against the Raptors as he's expected to miss multiple games because of a sprained left ankle sustained during Wednesday's win against the Bulls, according to a team official.
Michael Gallagher: Some notes from last couple Clifford pressers: *MCW did everything in practice Monday (sounds like a full go) *Hopeful Cole Anthony returns after trip (4/7) *Said Okeke has made "terrific progress" and wants to play him as a straight 4 *Said they need offense (nothing on T Ross)
Josh Robbins: Michael Carter-Williams has had a setback in his attempt to return from a sprained left foot. Carter-Williams had to exit Thursday's practice early and could not participate in the team's shootaround today, Steve Clifford said. It's unclear how far this will push back his return.
Marc Stein: The Magic have ruled Aaron Gordon (hamstring) and Michael Carter-Williams (foot) out of today's Game 4 against Milwaukee
Josh Robbins: Michael Carter-Williams has been diagnosed with a sprained alcromioclavicular (AC) joint in his left shoulder, Magic officials said. He will not play against the Bulls on Monday. He suffered the injury when he was screened during Friday’s game in Portland.
Josh Robbins: While D.J. Augustin is expected to play in the second half, according to Magic officials, Michael Carter-Williams (strained left hip) will not return to the game.
Roy Parry: More from OKC: Steve Clifford said he expects Michael Carter-Williams to be available tonight. "We did a lot of contact yesterday [in practice] and he did it all," Clifford said. MCW missed the past 2 games with a left hip contusion.
Josh Robbins: Michael Carter-Williams, who missed Orlando’s last two games due to a hip contusion, is expected to be available to play tonight in OKC, Steve Clifford said.
Josh Robbins: Michael Carter-Williams (hip contusion) will not play tonight, Steve Clifford said. MCW didn’t play last night, either, because of the same injury.
Josh Robbins: The Magic have listed Michael Carter-Williams as doubtful to play against the Nuggets tonight because of a left hip contusion he suffered Wednesday. The same injury prevented Carter-Williams from playing last night. No one else is listed on Orlando's injury report.
Michael Carter-Williams: I’m good! Thank you for your concerns! Great win tonight fellas. Locked and loaded for game 2!
Hornets guard Michael Carter-Williams has suffered a posterior labral tear in his left shoulder. The injury was confirmed after Carter-Williams underwent an MRI and was examined by Hornets team orthopedist Dr. Marc Cook of Novant Health. The injury occurred with 4:05 left in the second quarter of Charlotte’s game at Toronto on March 4. Carter-Williams will undergo surgery to address the injury and will miss the remainder of the season. Further updates on his status will be provided when appropriate.
Rick Bonnell: Sounds like a resolution soon — today? — on whether Michael Carter-Williams will have shoulder surgery. Guessing he has it, which will end his season.
Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets list Michael Carter-Williams as OUT for Tuesday’s game against the 76ers, with a sprained left shoulder.
One day after his first full-court scrimmaging of the preseason, Charlotte Hornets point guard Michael Carter-Williams experienced knee pain Monday, and was held out of scrimmages.
Rick Bonnell: .@hornets coach Steve Clifford says no way Michael Carter-Williams (knee soreness) will be ready for season-opener.
The real concern is backup Michael Carter-Williams, the Hornets’ primary free-agent signing over the summer. Carter-Williams had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedures on both knees over the summer to address patella tears and reduce pain. Carter-Williams was cleared for on-court activity about two weeks ago, but he isn’t cleared for contact drills, as camp opens Tuesday morning at Spectrum Center. Carter-Williams is an important part of the Hornets’ remade second unit, and coach Steve Clifford said he doesn’t have a time projection on when Carter-Williams will be fully cleared. “I’ve had a lot of good days and a few bad days,” said Carter-Williams, who signed a one-season, $2.7 million contract in July. “Now it’s just about me putting a lot of load on them, and seeing how I feel the next day.
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.
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.
September 28, 2021 | 6:12 pm EDT Update
Things can change fast, but league sources don’t sense that a deal is anywhere close right now. The Sixers still hope Simmons will return to the team so they can experiment with his role, or increase his value and help create more trade possibilities. On media day, Morey compared the Simmons situation to that of Aaron Rodgers, who threatened to leave the Green Bay Packers but ended up returning for one more season. The Sixers hope Simmons will choose to do the same.
Six weeks ago, a Sixers contingent including Doc Rivers, executives Daryl Morey and Elton Brand, and owner Josh Harris flew to Los Angeles hoping to convince Ben Simmons to return to Philadelphia for training camp, or at least gain clarity on why he wants out. But sources with knowledge of the meeting say Simmons, who was accompanied by his agent, Rich Paul, gave no clear reason for why he demanded to be traded earlier in the offseason.
League sources say the primary motivation for Klutch Sports’ aggressive holdout is to steer him to a team built around him on offense. No matter the roster makeup in Philly, he will only ever be no. 2 as long as Embiid is healthy.
To the opinionated Charles Oakley, the Knicks carry questions into their second season under Tom Thibodeau. And that starts with Julius Randle. “I always said they haven’t had a star player since Carmelo. Now they got a star,” Oakley told the Daily News. “But there’s a lot of teams that got stars, so can that star get to the next level? I don’t know. Can he win seven games more than last year? Was last year fool’s gold? You don’t want to go back to 7th and 8th seed when you were at 4.”
Only about five months ago – as the Knicks were surging toward the fourth seed – Oakley labeled Randle better than Zion Williamson. But after Randle’s playoff dud against the Hawks, Oakley seemed to carry more skepticism. “They don’t have one guy who you could put the ball in their hands,” he said. “I don’t know if they have that kind of All-Star. They have an All-Star, but what kind of All-Star? Are you an A, B, C. There are stages of All-Stars.”
Oakley is always comfortable voicing his opinions, especially on the Knicks, but was speaking Tuesday because of his expanding portfolio. In addition to his memoir being released early next year (‘The Last Enforcer’), Oakley is hosting a streaming show premiering Oct. 7. The show, entitled “Chopping it Up with Charles Oakley,” is based on the Knicks legend’s second passion — cooking. The premise is Oakley prepares a meal requested by a celebrity guest — (he teased former NBAers Dominique Wilkens, Stephen Jackson, Jim Jackson and Steve Smith, along with actresses LisaRaye McCoy and Jazmin Lewis) — and they spark up a conversation. The show, produced by the For Us By Us Network, will stream on FOX Soul.
September 28, 2021 | 5:59 pm EDT Update
The deal the Lakers offered, which was reportedly worth nearly $84 million, eclipsed the comparatively paltry $5.9 taxpayer mid-level exception Schröder took to sign for a season with Brad Stevens and the Celtics. So what happened? According to Schröder, the situation is complicated. “The Lakers told us we are not talking during the season, and at the end of the day, I never had that contract in front of me,” Schröder told reporters at Celtics media day. “That’s one thing. But they wanted to talk and at the end of the day, me and my agent decided not to sign their contract.”