Michael Carter-Williams (knee) won't be ready for Hornets' season opener
According to the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford said that there is "no way" guard Michael Carter-Williams plays in the season opener.
The Hornets are now just a week away from their regular-season opener against the Detroit Pistons, and Carter-Williams has yet to be cleared for contact. He received stem-cell therapy on both of his knees this offseason and has been dealing with knee soreness as a result. There isn't a clear timetable for his return, and until then Malik Monk and Julyan Stone figure to back up Kemba Walker at the point.
Going un-drafted in most fantasy hoops drafts, Carter-Williams is projected for 384 points, 188 assists and 142 rebounds across 1,162 minutes this season.
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- Jared Dudley (foot) out of Suns' lineup on Wednesday October 18th, 2017
- Buddy Hield starting in Kings' opener vs. Rockets October 18th, 2017
- Justin Jackson will start for Kings on Wednesday October 18th, 2017
- T.J. Warren will start for the Suns on Wednesday October 18th, 2017
- Josh Jackson will start for Suns on Wednesday October 18th, 2017
- Hornets' Dwayne Bacon starting at shooting guard October 18th, 2017
- Jeremy Lamb (groin) to start for Hornets on Wednesday October 18th, 2017
- Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) officially out for Wednesday's opener October 17th, 2017
- Hornets' Jeremy Lamb (groin) practiced in full on Tuesday October 17th, 2017
- Kemba Walker embracing leadership role with Hornets October 17th, 2017
- Dwight Howard considered a 'game changer' by Hornets' teammates October 16th, 2017