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.
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Rick Bonnell: Official: Michael Carter-Williams to have season-ending shoulder surgery
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.
KC Johnson: MCW is back. Morrow, Canaan inactives.
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.
KC Johnson: Hoiberg said Carter-Williams has a sprained left knee, will get MRI tomorrow.
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.
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The Sixers say they aren’t shopping him. However, there was a report that they had internal discussions about packing him with Nos. 10 and 26 picks to move up into the Top 5 in Thursday’s draft. And multiple league sources have said that Fultz was available to be traded. But it’s hard to get equal value in return for someone relearning how to shoot. The Sixers know that. They also know that if things do come together, Fultz will be a special player.
Mainly, back in 1998 when the Mavs acquired Dirk Nowitzki in a draft day trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, many compared his game to that of Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird. That didn’t go over too well with the Bird followers. So when the Mavs were asked last week who they fondly compare their latest prized rookie – Doncic – to, their lips were unilaterally sealed. Well, sort of. “I’m not going to make the same mistake we did 20 years ago, because (Doncic, like Nowitzki at the time) is a 19-year old kid that is going to have his rear end handed to him,” said Donnie Nelson, the Mavs’ president of basketball operations. “He is going to go against the elite of the elite, not only outside our walls, but within our training camp. Dirk and I had a long talk coming in. That’s why I want to remain guarded in my comments.”
Besides Nelson, coach Rick Carlisle also weighed in, adding that the comparison game is categorically unnecessary when it comes to describing Doncic and the skill set he’s able to bring to the court. “This kid has really carved out an amazing record of accomplishments,” Carlisle said. “I think he comes to the NBA on his own merits and I think going forward he should be judged on being the first Luka Doncic and not the second coming of this guy or that guy or the other guy, and I think that’s fair based on what he’s done.”
Just a few weeks after Sixers president of basketball operations Colangelo resigned when it was learned his wife used fake Twitter accounts to discuss team business and criticize players, the Heat’s president was asked if he has his own Twitter burner account. “I still have this kind of phone that flips,” Pat Riley said holding up a tape recorder following Thursday’s NBA draft. “Is that what a burner phone looks like? I don’t have any. I’ve tweeted one time. I do have a Twitter account. Only because I need to follow a lot of people like you, which is very interesting. I actually get alerts on all you guys. But I never tweeted out anything except one picture. My boss and his wife and myself and my wife and three championship trophies. I think it’s out there. I think I put it down as soon as I put it up.”