As expected, Michael Carter-Williams will not play Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center.
This marks the fourth consecutive game the rookie point guard will miss because of soreness and a skin infection on the front of his right knee. The 6-foot-6, 185-pounder did not participate in Wednesday morning’s shootaround. He did, however, casually take a few shots afterward.
Last week, Carter-Williams spent three days at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital because of the ailment. He is officially listed day to day. The 22-year-old rookie is on antibiotics and is waiting for the soreness to go away before he takes the court.
“He’s just with the group,” coach Brett Brown said of Carter-Williams being on the two-game road trip. “I treat him a lot like [injured rookie center] Nerlens [Noel, who makes the road trips.] We’ve had a lot of practice on how to integrate Nerlens, and still make sure [he’s] apart of what we are doing. So he just comes out with the guys, and walks through scripts on the side with them, helping them. And he’s good”