Magic sign former Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams to 10-day contract
Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard Michael Carter-Williams to a 10-day contract, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced Friday.
Carter-Williams (6’6”, 190, 10/10/91) played in 16 games (one start) this season with Houston, averaging 4.3 ppg. and 1.3 apg. in 9.1 minpg. He was traded by the Rockets along with cash considerations to Chicago in exchange for a protected 2020 second round draft pick on Jan. 7. Carter-Williams was then waived by Chicago.
Originally selected in the first round (11th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft by Philadelphia, Carter-Williams has appeared in 303 career NBA regular season games (192 starts) with Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Chicago, Charlotte and Houston, averaging 11.1 ppg., 4.7 apg., 4.5 rpg. and 1.36 stlpg. in 26.5 minpg. He has also played in 11 career playoff games, averaging 7.9 ppg., 3.2 apg. and 2.8 rpg. in 22.2 minpg. Carter-Williams was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2013-14, after averaging 16.7 ppg., 6.3 apg., 6.2 rpg. and 1.86 stlpg. in 34.5 minpg. during 70 games with Philadelphia.
Carter-Williams will wear #7 with the Magic. Orlando’s roster now stands at 18 players.