Thursday, February 11, 2016

Carter-Williams expected to play against Nets

Michael Carter-Williams is back in the mix.

Carter-Williams expected to play against Nets

76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams. (Matt Slocum/AP)
76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Michael Carter-Williams is back in the mix.

The 76ers rookie point guard practiced for the first time Wednesday since being sidelined on Dec. 5 with a skin infection and soreness to the front of his right knee. The 6-foot-6, 185-pounder had missed the previous seven games.  Asked if Carter-Williams would play in Friday night’s game against Brooklyn at the Wells Fargo Center, coach Brett Brown said it “was pointing in that direction.”

 Carter-Williams finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in the last game – a 126-125 double-overtime victory over Orlando on Dec. 3.

The 22-year-old was named the NBA Eastern Conference rookie of the month for November.  He also missed four games with a left arch bruise.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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