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Orlando Magic | #7 | Guard

Michael

Carter-Williams

PPG

8.8

RPG

4.5

APG

4.2

PIE

6.4

6'5" | 190lb | 29 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2019-20 SEASON: Played in 45 games with Orlando, averaging 7.2 ppg., 3.3 rpg., 2.4 apg. and 1.09 stlpg. in 18.5 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring once, in rebounding once and in assists four times…Scored in double figures 14 times and 20+ points once, including a season-high 20 points on Mar. 10 @ Memphis…Pulled down 10+ rebounds once – a season-high 11 rebounds on Feb. 21 vs. Dallas…Had at least one steal 29 times and two-or-more steals 13 times, including a season-high four steals on Dec. 18 @ Denver…Had at least one blocked shot 17 times and two-or-more blocks four times, including a career-high-tying three blocked shots on Nov. 6 @ Dallas…Missed 27 games due to injury: missed two games (Nov. 1-2) due to a left hip contusion, six games (Nov. 20-Dec. 1) due to left hip irritation, one game (Dec. 4) due to a nasal contusion, 13 games (Dec. 23-Jan. 16) due to a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder and five games (Aug. 5-13) due to a strained tendon in his left foot…DNP-CD once…Missed the 2020 NBA Playoffs due to the strained tendon in his left foot.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 360 career NBA regular season games (192 starts) with Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Chicago, Charlotte, Houston and Orlando, averaging 10.4 ppg., 4.4 rpg., 4.4 apg. and 1.31 stlpg. in 25.3 minpg….Also played in 16 career playoff games (six starts), averaging 7.5 ppg., 3.2 rpg. and 2.9 apg. in 21.0 minpg…Named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2013-14 and to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie First team.

2018-19: Appeared in 28 games with both Houston and Orlando, averaging 4.8 ppg., 2.5 rpg. and 2.5 apg. in 13.3 minpg….Played in 16 games (one start) with Houston, averaging 4.3 ppg. and 1.3 apg. in 9.1 minpg.…Traded by Houston along with cash considerations to Chicago in exchange for a protected 2020 second round draft pick on Jan. 7, then waived by Chicago…Signed as a free agent by Orlando to a 10-day contract on Mar. 15, signed a second 10-day contract on Mar. 25, then signed for the remainder of the season on Apr. 4…Played in 12 games with the Magic, averaging 5.4 ppg., 4.8 rpg. and 4.1 apg. in 18.9 minpg.…Led (or tied) the Magic in assists twice…Scored in double figures five times (twice with Orlando)…Had at least one steal 14 times (seven times with Orlando) and two-or-more steals five times (three times with Orlando)…Had at least one blocked shot 13 times (eight with Orlando) and two-or-more blocks twice (twice with Orlando)…Missed one game (Nov. 8 with Houston) due to an illness…Had 21 DNP-CDs…Also played in five playoff contests, averaging 6.6 ppg., 4.0 rpg. and 2.4 apg. in 18.5 minpg.

2017-18: Played in 52 games (two starts) with Charlotte, averaging 4.6 ppg., 2.7 rpg. and 2.2 apg. in 16.1 minpg….Scored in double figures five times…Recorded a career-high-tying three blocked shots on Feb. 28 @ Boston…Missed 28 games due to injury: missed eight games (Oct. 18-Nov. 10) due to knee soreness and 20 games (Feb. 27-Apr. 10) due to a strained left shoulder.

2016-17: Appeared in 45 games (19 starts) with Chicago, averaging 6.6 ppg., 3.4 rpg. and 2.5 apg. in 18.8 minpg….As a starter, averaged 9.3 ppg., 4.9 rpg. and 2.9 apg. in 24.5 minpg….Scored in double figures 11 times and 20+ points twice…Missed 29 total games due to injury: missed 17 games (Nov. 2-Dec. 5) due to a left knee bone bruise and sprained left wrist, missed an additional 10 games (Dec. 6-25) due to a sprained left wrist and two games (Feb. 25-26) due to patellar tendonitis…Also played in five playoff outings, averaging 2.8 ppg. and 1.2 apg. in 10.6 minpg.

2015-16: Played in 54 games (37 starts) with Milwaukee, averaging 11.5 ppg., 5.2 apg., 5.1 rpg. and 1.48 stlpg. in 30.5 minpg….One of nine players in the NBA to average 10+ ppg., 5+ rpg. and 5+ apg….Scored in double figures 32 times and 20+ points six times…As a starter, averaged 11.6 ppg., 5.4 apg., 5.3 rpg. and 1.65 stlpg. in 31.3 minpg….Had six double-doubles…Missed 28 total games due to injury: missed five games (Nov. 4-11) due to a sprained left ankle and the final 23 games (Feb. 29-Apr. 13) after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip.

2014-15: Appeared in 66 games (63 starts) with both Philadelphia and Milwaukee, averaging 14.6 ppg., 6.7 apg., 5.3 rpg. and 1.68 stlpg. in 32.6 minpg….One of six players in the NBA to average 14+ ppg., 6+ apg., and 5+ rpg….Played in 41 games (38 starts) with the Sixers, averaging 15.0 ppg., 7.4 apg., 6.2 rpg. and 1.46 stlpg. in 33.9 minpg….As part of a three-team trade, traded from Philadelphia to Milwaukee on Feb. 19…Played and started in 25 games with the Bucks, averaging 14.1 ppg., 5.6 apg., 4.0 rpg. and 2.04 stlpg. in 30.3 minpg….Scored in double figures 48 times, 20+ points 15 times and 30+ points twice…Recorded 11 double-doubles and three triple-doubles…Missed five games due to injury: missed one game (Feb. 23) due to a sprained right foot, three games (Mar. 17-20) due to back spasms and one game (Mar. 30) due to a sore lower back…Also missed one game (Apr. 13) due to rest…Played and started in six postseason contests, averaging 12.2 ppg., 4.8 apg., 4.5 rpg. and 1.17 stlpg. in 31.8 minpg.

2013-14: Played and started in 70 games during his rookie campaign with Philadelphia, averaging 16.7 ppg., 6.3 apg., 6.2 rpg. and 1.86 stlpg. in 34.5 minpg….Named NBA Rookie of the Year and earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors…Joined Oscar Robertson and Alvin Adams as the only NBA players since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in points, rebounds and assists…Also became just the third rookie (Robertson, Magic Johnson) in NBA history to average 16+ ppg., 6+ rpg. and 6+ apg….Named NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 3, joining Shaquille O’Neal as the only rookies in NBA history to win the honor to start their careers…Scored in double figures 61 times, 20+ points 25 times and 30+ points twice, including a career-high 33 points on Jan. 7 @ Cleveland…Recorded 16 double-doubles and two triple-doubles…Pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds on Apr. 14 vs. Boston…Dished out a career-high 16 assists on Nov. 29 vs. Dallas…Made his NBA debut on Oct. 30 vs. Miami, tallying 22 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds and a career-high nine steals, becoming the third player in NBA history to post those numbers in their first ever game…Missed 12 total games due to injury: missed four games (Nov. 13-18) due to a bruised arch in his left foot, seven games (Dec. 6-16) due to a sore right knee and skin infection and one game (Feb. 1) due to a sore right shoulder.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (11th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft…As part of a three-team trade, traded from Philadelphia to Milwaukee; Milwaukee traded Brandon Knight and Kendall Marshall to Phoenix; Phoenix traded Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee to Milwaukee; Phoenix traded a 2018 first round draft pick to Philadelphia (Feb. 19, 2015)…Traded from Milwaukee to Chicago in exchange for Tony Snell (Oct. 17, 2016)…Signed as a free agent by Charlotte (Jul. 7, 2017)…Signed as a free agent by Houston (Jul. 7, 2018)…Traded from Houston along with cash considerations to Chicago in exchange for a protected 2020 second round draft pick (Jan. 7, 2019)…Waived by Chicago (Jan. 7, 2019)…Signed as a free agent to a 10-day contract by Orlando (Mar. 15, 2019)…Signed to a second 10-day contract by Orlando (Mar. 25, 2019)…Signed for the remainder of the season by Orlando (Apr. 4, 2019)…Re-signed as a free agent by Orlando (Jul. 10, 2019).

BEFORE NBA

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played in 66 games during two seasons (2011-13) at Syracuse, averaging 8.2 ppg., 5.2 apg., 3.6 rpg. and 1.95 stlpg. in 25.4 minpg.…As a sophomore (2012-13), averaged 11.9 ppg., 7.3 apg., 5.0 rpg. and 2.73 stlpg. in 35.2 minpg….Helped the Orange reach the Elite Eight during the NCAA Tournament…Led the Big East in both assists and steals…Named to the All-Big East Second Team and earned AP All-American honorable mention.

PERSONAL LIFE

Son of Mandy and Zach Zegarowski and Earl and Rosa Williams…He and his wife, Tia, have a daughter, Charleigh…Attended Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School in Hamilton, Massachusetts, before transferring to St. Andrews in Barrington, Rhode Island, where he was an honor roll student during his final two-plus years…Was 5’9” as a freshman in high school…Earned both McDonald’s and Jordan Brand All-American honors…Played on the same AAU team as NBA player Nerlens Noel...During the summer of 2019, experienced an in-house job shadowing at UFC headquarters in Las Vegas…You can follow him on Twitter: @mcarterwilliams and on Instagram: @mcarterwilliams.