Monday, December 29, 2014

Carter-Williams back with 76ers

UPDATE [5:45 p.m.]: 76ers coach Brett Brown, during an apearance on Comcast SportsNet, said that rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams will play Monday night.

Carter-Williams back with 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams. (Alex Brandon/AP)

UPDATE [5:45 p.m.]: 76ers coach Brett Brown, during an apearance on Comcast SportsNet, said that rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams will play Monday night. 

From earlier: NEW YORK – Michael Carter-Williams is in New York with the 76ers after spending Sunday in the Boston area for personal reasons. A source said he was attending to a family issue.

The rookie point guard will be a game-time decision for Monday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. He flew to Boston after Saturday night’s loss to Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich.  Carter-Williams was not with the team during Monday morning’s shootaround. 

The 22-year-old missed Saturday’s 113-99 setback to the Pistons with a sore right shoulder.

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The 11th overall pick out of Syracuse had been dealing with a sore shoulder and expected to play against the Pistons. The Sixers, however, decided to sit him for precautionary reasons.

Carter-Williams said he injured his shoulder while running into a screen in a recent game.

It was the 12th game he missed this season because of injury. The Sixers (15-33) are 1-11 in games he's missed.

 Follow and contact 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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