ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that NBA journeyman Michael Carter-Williams has agreed to terms with the Orlando Magic on a one-year deal:
Free agent guard Michael Carter-Williams has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Orlando Magic, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
Carter-Williams signed with the Magic last March after being waived by the Chicago Bulls. The 6-foot-6 point guard actually started the season with the Houston Rockets, but he was shipped off to Chicago midseason in exchange for a second-round pick before then making his way to Orlando.
Carter-Williams initially signed with the Magic on a 10-day deal, which was followed by a second 10-day contract, before the team finally decided to offer him a deal for the remainder of the season. He seemed to have won over the good graces of the Orlando front office, as he now looks to be a permanent part of the team's rotation next season.
Last year, Carter-Williams took the court for the Magic on only 12 occasions, averaging 5.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists in 18.9 minutes per contest.
For those who may have forgotten, Carter-Williams made quite a name for himself during his rookie campaign with the Philadelphia 76ers after being selected 11th overall in the 2013 Draft. MCW logged 16.7 points (on 40.5 percent shooting), 6.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.9 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 34.5 minutes per game. He had such an impressive debut campaign that he was awarded as the Rookie of the Year for the 2013-14 season.
Unfortunately for the former Syracuse standout, it has been downhill since then. In the next five years, Carter-Williams would play for no less than six different teams. It has been a pretty bumpy ride for the 27-year-old, but maybe next season will be more memorable.