Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Carter-Williams likely to play against Raptors

All signs point to Michael Carter-Williams playing in Wednesday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors at the Wells Fargo Center.

Carter-Williams likely to play against Raptors

76ers coach Brett Brown talks with rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)
76ers coach Brett Brown talks with rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)

All signs point to Michael Carter-Williams playing in Wednesday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors at the Wells Fargo Center.

The 76ers point guard was sidelined the past four games with left foot arch bruise.

“I told coach [Brett Brown] and the trainer that my foot feels  good,” he said, “and I’m ready to go.”

The rookie practiced with the first unit during Wednesday morning's shootaround. It was the first time that he participated in a full shootaround since suffering the injury on Nov. 11 against the San Antonio Spurs.  He took some shots during Monday’s shootaround in Dallas.

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“It feels a lot better,” Carter-Wlliams said. “When I was on the court in Dallas, it was just a little sore. It probably was because I walking on it or runnng on it. But it feels good now.”

It appears that teammate Evan Turners expects the 6-foot-6, 185-pounder to be on the court.

“Glad to have Michael back and come back and compete and take advantage ofour opportunity,” swingman Turner said following the shootaround.

Carter-Williams averaged 17.4 points, 7.6 assists and a league third-best 2.6 steals in the first eight games. He was named the Eastern Conference player of the week for the opening week of the season.

- Keith Pompey

Follow and contact Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers

 



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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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