Orlando signs multi-year deal with Carter-Williams… backcourt reinforcement
Orlando Magic bolster their backcourt.
According to Shams Charania, a reporter for 『The Athletic』, Orlando has signed Michael Carter-Williams (guard, 196cm, 86kg).
Orlando has agreed to a multi-year contract with Carter-Williams. It is a contract that extends to the upcoming 2023-2024 season, including the remainder of this season. However, a team option is included in the final year of the contract먹튀검증. Even if it’s a real contract for the rest of the season, it’s okay.
Orlando has trimmed its squad slightly around the trade deadline this season. He sent Mo Bamba (Lakers) and Patrick Beverly (Chicago). After his deadline passed, he terminated Terrence Ross (Phoenix) and released RJ Hampton (Detroit). With a large number of places in his squad, he could afford to bring in other players.
Orlando, which filled the roster with Admiral Scofield signing a multi-year deal before Carter-Williams, appears to have brought Carter-Williams in to experiment with backcourt power. Orlando’s guards include Markel Fultz, Gary Harris, Jaylen Suggs and Cole Anthony. However, as there are only four of them, he seems to be prepared for emergencies.
Moreover, he played for Orlando until recently. Although he did not play in the NBA at the end of the 2020-2021 season, he joined Orlando from the middle of the 2018-2019 season to the 2020-2021 season. In his last 2020-2021 season, he started 25 of 31 games. He recorded 8.8 points (.389 .246 .613), 4.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 25.8 minutes per game.
At the time, the existing prospects, led by Fultz, were suffering from injuries. As a result, Carter-Williams was able to secure travel time. But Orlando added a prospect guard in the meantime. He’s still rebuilding, but he’s ready to cover the boulder by adding Suggs and Anthony. Carter-Williams is expected to play his part in finishing the season first.
Meanwhile, Carter-Williams entered the NBA through the 2013 draft. Called by Philadelphia with the 11th pick in the first round, he seemed to be the only solver in Philadelphia, which was undergoing an intense reorganization at the time. In the 2013-2014 season when he was a rookie, he was very active, averaging 16.7 points, but had to face a decline in his average record afterwards. Since the 2016-2017 season, he hasn’t averaged more than 10 points.
Starting with Philadelphia, he went through with the Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets and Orlando. However, after being released from Chicago during the 2018-2019 season, he has not been able to establish himself as a full-fledged big leaguer. Afterwards, he continued his rough life, signing a 10-day contract with Orlando. Ahead of the 2021-2022 season, he underwent surgery on his left ankle, which prevented him from being released.