Michael Carter-Williams Could Miss Start of the Regular Season

Philadelphia Sixers guard Michael Carter-Williams has been limited in training camp, and may end up sitting out the start of the regular season.

Sixers head coach Brett Brown says MCW is looking fit and strong, but he hasn’t taken part in any contact drills since undergoing surgery on May 6 to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Per CSN Philly:

“I see a stronger body including his shoulder,” Brett Brown said Thursday after practice. “I see a more fit player including his wind and cardio stuff. I think that he is going on the path that we anticipated. What does that translate into him playing physical, five-on-five basketball? I still think he is a few weeks away.”


“He gets through all the shooting we are doing well,” Brown said. “He puts up shots and he seems to be doing things pain-free. That is obviously the barometer of when he can come back. He has passed all the tests to date, but I think it is still a ways away.”


Last season, Carter-Williams led all rookies in scoring (16.7), rebounding (6.3), and assists (6.2) on his way to earning the league’s Rookie of the Year award. […] “He has done a lot of lifting and shooting,” Brown said. “We haven’t completely wrapped him up in cotton wool, but almost.”