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Michael Carter-Williams heading to G-League in rehab stint

Michael Carter-Williams

With his return from injury now imminent, the Charlotte Hornets will reportedly send Michael Carter Williams to their G-league affiliate first to get additional workouts, according to general manager Rich Cho via Hornets.com.

The team’s decision to have the former Rookie of the Year join the Greensboro Swarm could do wonders for him, as it should ramp up his activities ahead of his debut this season. It will also help Michael Carter-Williams get his timing and conditioning back to where it was before he underwent procedures to his knees in August.

Carter-Williams agreed to a deal with the Hornets during the offseason following his lone season with the Bulls. He was only able to play 45 games for Chicago, as he was troubled by multiple injuries. Now with the Hornets, he hopes he can put the knee issues he’s had all in the past, and return to his old form. With his ability to make plays and defend both guard positions, he can definitely be an asset to head coach Steve Clifford and his staff, as it will allow them to field in different combinations because of his versatility.

No exact date has been given yet on when he’ll play for the Hornets, but with the additional work he’ll get with the G-League team, it appears that it will be anytime soon now.