The hype was real surrounding Michael Carter-Williams when he came out of Syracuse. A lottery pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Carter-Williams kicked off his career with a terrific rookie season in Philadelphia.
He averaged 16.7 points per game. One of the allures to MCW was that he was a versatile, multi-use guard, much like LaMelo Ball who is a projected top-three pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-5 guard showed that in his first season, notching over six assists and rebounds per game.
He started 70 games and the team won under 20, one reason Philadelphia looked to move him during his second season. Since then, MCW has played in Milwaukee, Chicago, Charlotte, Houston and now Orlando.
This past season, at 28, he averaged 7.2 points in 18.4 minutes, shooting 43% from the field and 29% from deep. This shooting concerns have always continued so seeing 43%, the second-highest of his career, is a positive.
Potentially a minimum-value addition, MCW would certainly be worth the risk and could give the team everything they want in a potential Shaun Livingston replacement.